This talk describes a post-custodial digital archive project being built collaboratively by the library at Haverford College and Guatemala’s oldest human rights group, the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo (GAM). The GAM has spent the past three decades collecting textual, visual, and audio-materials related to a period of Cold War violence in which Guatemala’s military and police routinely murdered suspected ‘subversives’ while also waging a genocidal campaign against indigenous communities. The project team is building capacity at the GAM to digitize and describe materials specifically related to people ‘disappeared’ by state security forces. The team is also curating data from the archive for a series of digital scholarship projects developed by students, researchers, and legal experts.
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Stylometry can look back on a long tradition in literary studies and linguistics and has only gained in popularity with the digitization of text corpora and the wide availability of out-of-the-box tools. In contrast, the computational analysis of visual style remains at an early stage of development. This talk will demonstrate how simple visual features may be used to determine authorship and distinguish between different genres and publication formats. While this analysis has been performed on a corpus of over 200 book-length graphic narratives, including graphic novels and memoirs, the measures used are highly generic. Therefore, these methods could easily be adapted for other visual media, including illustrated books and magazines, film and television.