Research Spotlight

David Clark Co-Directs Transparency to Visibility (T2V) Project

David ClarkEnglish Professor David Clark is currently co-directing an NEH Grant Project titled Transparency to Visibility (T2V): Network Visualization in Humanities Research. The aim of the project is to develop a variety of data visualization tools that can extract relationships from text and produce visualizations automatically. These tools would be designed primarily for use in research projects related to the humanities and health care.

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How do you talk to kids about race? UWM researcher offers advice

Erin WinklerChildren are constantly trying to make sense of their world, says Erin Winkler, which makes it important to talk about difficult issues like race. “Little kids are trying to solve puzzles, see patterns and understand rules. And we’re teaching them to categorize and match things like shapes and colors at this age.”

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Students record Milwaukee’s religious history for “Gathering Places”

Christopher Cantwell“What really stood out from the interviews was the fact that the Italian community felt that they were under attack by the city of Milwaukee, and the plan to demolish the Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church to build a highway punctuated that assault,” Bartelt said. “The church was truly the backbone of Milwaukee’s Italian community and it was a joy to see the gentlemen we interviewed recall and share those joyous parts of their lives.”

Those memories are just one of the discoveries uncovered by graduate students in UWM’s Public History program as part of assistant professor of History Christopher Cantwell’s ongoing “Gathering Places: Religion and Community in Milwaukee” project. Cantwell, who just marked his second year at UWM, teaches the program’s Research Methods in Local History class. Rather than lecture at his students, he said, he decided to show them how to research local history by pairing them up and making them do it.

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Kay Wells Article Published in “19th Century Studies” Journal

Kay WellsCongratulations to our own Assistant Professor Kay Wells for the recent publishing of her article, “The ‘Merely Imitative Mood’: British Japonisme and Imperial Mimesis” in Volume 27 of 19th Century Studies. Interested in this topic? Visit the NCSA website to read the journal’s most recently published article titles–follow the “Subscription” link on the left side of the page to find out more about subscribing to the ’19th Century Studies’ journal!