Use the Search bar at the top of the page to start exploring the dataset. Each person in the database has their own entry you can view as a webpage that hyperlinks to related persons, locations, occupations, and more. Not sure who to search for? Start typing in any name, or even a single letter, and select someone from the list of generated suggestions that appear as you type.
Use the Occupations menu on the left side of the page to explore the dataset by occupation instead of by person.
Want to learn more about how we’ve gathered and organized this biographical data?
Visit the Data Model page for an introduction to the database structure.
Read about the politics and praxis of the Yellow Nineties Personography in Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities. The Personography’s data model has undergone changes since this essay was written but the chapter encapsulates the approach we have taken to digitally remediating historical lives and why we believe it matters.
Want to see what we have learned so far from manipulating the data?
View the Project Gallery exhibiting past and ongoing research by Y90s Personography contributors.
Want to download the dataset and manipulate it yourself?
Download the Persons dataset as a .csv file (last updated Fall 2019; new iteration coming soon!)