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Timothy R. Tangherlini F'09

Timothy R. Tangherlini

Professor
Scandinavian Section and Asian Languages and Cultures
University of California, Los Angeles
last updated: 02/25/18

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships 2009
Professor
Scandinavian Section and Asian Languages and Cultures
University of California, Los Angeles
Sites of (re)Collection: Historical GIS and Statistical Learning for Danish Folklore

This project focuses on the Evald Tang Kristensen collection, the world’s largest folklore collection produced by an individual. It provides a rich navigational interface that allows users to make use of advanced GIS, statistical learning, and text-corpus visualization tools. This enables a “thick” approach to archival materials through historical mapping, pattern discovery, and information navigation. A proof of concept, using five storytellers and sixteen collection trips as a test corpus, was completed this year. This expands on the pilot in two ways: incorporating more materials into the database, effectively covering the entire collection; and increasing the number of study tools to include more advanced GIS functions, statistical learners, and text-corpus visualization.

Publications

Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories.
Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories. University of Washington Press, 2014.