Visualizing the Paston Letters Network

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Welcome to the Visualizing the Paston Letters Network! This project visualizes the implied relationships between letter writers and recipients from the Paston Letters and Documents collection. The material for this project came from Norman Davies’ edition of Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth Century, which was digitized by the University of Michigan. It was scraped and initially cleaned using Python, then cleaned up further with OpenRefine, and finally visualized in Gephi. This website contains some background information on the Paston family, the visualization of their letter network, and the methodology for this project. See GitHub for the original scripts and created files.