The industrial school system was not a series of isolated institutions, but a network. We wanted to show how people within this network talked to each other, and so we identified all the meetings, letters and telephone calls detailed in the schools chapters of the Ryan report. We noticed who sent what to whom, and who replied to whom and represented this visually. This network map shows the interconnections within the system. Each node on the map depicts an entity in the system, and each line shows written communication between these nodes.
How people are connected within narratives of the Ryan Report is also captured through a co-location approach. When individuals are mentioned in the same paragraph of the Ryan Report, this can be an indication that they are linked to a particular event. We captured this information and represented it in a network graph showing how individuals are linked through various events and occurrences in the Ryan Report.