Visualising Migrations, Transitions and Trajectories

The aim of the LifeLine project is to explore methods for visualising event history data in the social sciences. The most obvious example of event histories are simply the lives of people and we are particularly interested in records of migration and the use of welfare systems. Partly because such information about individuals who are still alive is of course covered by the Data Protection Act, our most detailed examples concern members of the Steam Engine Makers's Society (SEM), a 19th century trade union.

There is much more about the project here. Please read on!

Sample Visualisations from the SEM database.

Much more about the SEM database.


Part of the Graphics, Visualisation and the Social Sciences initiative from the Advisory Group on Computer Graphics, with financial support from the ESRC and JISC.

(c) Ben White and Humphrey Southall Last updated 7th January 2001