Timelines are graphic representations of historical or scientific events in chorological order. However, in most cases, timelines are limited to a specific domain, for instance World War II timeline. Therefore, such disconnected timelines miss possible relationships among events or facts. The Comparing Timeline addresses this problem and suggests a new way for connecting dots in the context of Digital Humanities. The Comparing Timeline consists of a portal for choosing subjects and defining different timelines and an interactive lab in which scholar can discuss different timelines and related contents through an interactive wall display and a table.
The user can set keywords for sets of timeline in different realms of knowledge. However, only events or data that are associated to dates appear in the timelines. Eventually, user can compare different event in different context and by doing that he discovers various coincident of events. The aim is to see how searching through time and exploring coincidences helps for more exploration in the archives and collections.