Map of Accused Witches in Scotland internship - Summer 2023 Summary
From Ewan McAndrew
The task is to take the University's landmark Survey of Scottish Witchcraft database - which details all the known information about the Scottish witch hunts from 1563 to 1736 - and turn a relatively static MS Access database of textual information into machine readable and structured linked open data in Wikidata, Wikipedia's sister project.
Ruby has worked for the last 12 weeks to quality assure and consistency check the data in Wikidata imported from the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft and to web develop our Map our Accused Witches in Scotland website to fix bugs, add new features and undertake UX user testing.
This video summaries the work undertaken so far and the work still to do.
Our website is at: witches.is.ed.ac.uk
Ruby's blog is published here: https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/witchcraft_visualisation/internship-wrap-up/