Welcome to the companion site for Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian’s Macroscope, published by Imperial College Press. If you want to buy a copy, you can purchase one for $39.00 USD. Feel free to visit our original live-written fully open draft website, which is still online – and if you like what you see, you can always buy the book!

On this site you will find code, a discussion forum, essays (things we liked from the draft that did not fit), and datafiles that go with our book. The first draft’s interactive visualizations can be found here.

Diversity is vital to digital history, and our readers should consider it an essential additional chapter.

Illustrations in the print book are in black-and-white. If you want colour versions, you can find them all here.

If you want clickable footnotes (which you probably do!), you can find all our references here. They will be continually updated, so if you find a broken link let us know.

If you’re curious who we are, you can learn more about us here. We had a book launch on November 17, 2015, at Carleton University – listen to our discussion.

Please explore our website, and if you have questions join our online forum!

(In the Winter 2016 term, Shawn Graham is teaching an open online course on ‘crafting digital history’ that builds on many of the lessons and themes explored in The Macroscope. Following along is free; you may also decide to enroll for credit. Find out more.)