The next DiSC Research Connections presentation, “Text Mining the Indian Claims Commission: Doing Digital History” will be held Tuesday, November 19, in 2001 Fenwick Library. Peter Jones, a doctoral student in History at Mason is the featured speaker.
Jones’ research analyzed the decisions of the Indian Claims Commission, a judicial body that operated from 1946 through about 1978 and attempted to right legal wrongs perpetrated by the United States on indigenous tribes. Analysis of these thousands of complex legal decisions also provide a case study in using online archival sources. In addition to discussing the history of the Indian Claims Commission, Jones will provide lessons from his workflow that may apply in your own research.
For more information, contact Wendy Mann, firstname.lastname@example.org
DiSC Research Connections are organized by Mason Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC).