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Marquette Spanish professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities

Afinoguénova aims to give scholars the interdisciplinary tools to analyze the literature, using computer analysis and visualization through her Spanish Traveler’s Project.

By - Jul 29th, 2016 02:39 pm
Eugenia Afinoguénova. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

Eugenia Afinoguénova. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, professor of Spanish, is the recipient of this year’s Way Klingler Fellowship Award in the humanities.

The award, which includes $20,000 annually for three years, will allow Afinoguénova to build a “time cube”: a three-dimensional visualization combining the texts and the itineraries of more than 100 travelers along 19th-century Spanish roads. The work will be done in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Digital Humanities Lab, the American Geographical Society Library and the Marquette Visualization Lab.

Afinoguénova aims to give scholars the interdisciplinary tools to analyze the literature, using computer analysis and visualization through her Spanish Traveler’s Project. The goal is to offer a web-mapping tool for connecting the spaces of 19th-century authors’ imaginations to real world locations.

“It’s very important work and without it nothing can happen,” Afinoguénova said. “Spain doesn’t have digitized 19th-century maps where we can draw lines. We will be able to have data appear as a line along a historical road.”

The Way Klingler Fellowships are awarded to full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship. One fellowship in science and one in humanities is awarded. The humanities fellow receives $20,000 annually for three years to fund critical research that requires time, access to information and travel.

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One thought on “Marquette Spanish professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities”

  1. Francisco-Paco-Martorell says:

    Very significant project. Congratulations, Dr. Afinoguénova. What is the scope of your project? Does it cover Spain only (Spanish roads and Spanish travelers)? Does it cover Spanish travelers outside of Spain? I am interested in Spanish travelers in Mexico in the 19th century. En atención a su respuesta, muchas gracias.
    Paco Martorell

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