Pelagios Visualisation talk with Olivia Vane

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Gethin Rees

Jul 28, 2022, 8:45:46 AM7/28/22

Dear Antiquist,


Pelagios Visualisation Activity’s annual open talk with Olivia Vane, 28 September 2022, 5pm BST (online through Zoom)


This year we are excited that Olivia Vane will speak to us about her work on data visualisation for The Economist, which no doubt will inspire us to consider new ways to visualise our own various datasets. This follows talks in previous years delivered by Elijah Meeks and Johanna Drucker.


Olivia joined The Economist’s Data Journalism team in 2021 after a number of years writing software in the Digital Humanities. She previously did a PhD visualising digitised museum collections and later was a member of the Living with Machines research project at The British Library and The Alan Turing Institute. This talk is a behind-the-scenes look at making data visualisations at The Economist — projects ranging across election data, popular culture, and politics and economics. Olivia will shed light on how these projects move from prototypes to the final published version, and contrast making data visualisations in journalism with her time in research.


Don't miss it! 

  1. Sign up using the form at
  2. Put the date in your diary (you can use one of the links below) and await joining instructions. (28 September 2022, 17.00 BST 18.00 CET 9.00 PT 12.00 ET)


        3.       As this is an open talk please feel free to advertise widely!


Best wishes,


Gethin Rees & Stephen Gadd

(Pelagios visualisation activity coordinators)


Dr Gethin Rees
Lead Curator, Digital Mapping
British Library

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