I find that I am fascinated by the visual representation of information, along the lines of Stanford’s Republic of Letters (republicofletters.stanford.edu/).  I would be interested in a discussion of what specific explorations and findings have arisen from such projects.  How have these quantitative displays led to new thoughts on qualitative aspects of the material?  Do some methods produce better results than others?  How are we seeing this play out across the landscape of digital humanities, and to what innovative avenues of research are these discoveries leading?