Alexander v. Humboldt “Kosmos” Lectures

Network Visualization Prototype

October 2017

Humboldt Visualization


For Coding DaVinci 2017, the annual hackathon for cultural data, I explored the data set of the “Kosmos” lectures of Alexander von Humboldt (1827-28), digitized by the Berlin-Brandenburg academy of sciendes (BBAW) and provided by Deutsches Textarchiv.

Drawing on my custom network visualization tool, I was able to quickly create an interactive prototype for the visualization of the person network from A. von Humboldt’s in his lectures.