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Digital Humanities

A resource guide for learning about and starting projects in the Digital Humanities

Links to Digital Humanities Projects

Below are links to Digital Humanities projects undertaken by scholars in a variety of disciplines.

Digital Mappaemundi Project

Drs. Martin Foys and Shannon Bradshaw (Drew University) created a tool for annotating digitized medieval maps, linking maps with related period texts, and sharing annotations with other scholars.

NYT Article on Spatial Humanities

This article features projects by historians doing viewshed analyses to determine what General Lee could have seen at Gettysburg from his vantage point in the cupola of the Lutheran seminary and analyzing the causes and effects of the Dustbowl in the Midwestern United States.

Scholarly Articles Featuring Digital Humanities Projects

Getting Started in the Digital Humanities

Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure how to begin? This seminal article in the Journal of Digital Humanities will help you get a foothold.

Leadership Needed for the Future: Digital Humanities Scholars in Museums

Nik Honeysett, Head of Administration for the J. Paul Getty Museum and Michael Edson, Director of Web and New Media Strategy for the Smithsonian Institution, discuss the digital humanities and its importance for museums.

Visualizing San Francisco Bay's Forgotten Past

Matthew Booker, digital historian, uses GIS (Geographic Information Systems - also known as digital map-making) to analyze the growth of industries - and the meaning of that growth - in the San Franciso Bay.

Visualizing Sound as Functional N-Grams in Homeric Greek Poetry

Forestall and Scheirer use n-grams to analyze the sound structure of Homeric epics to answer questions about their consistency and structure.

The Foundations and Future of Digital Humanities

This film contains a series of clips highlghting advanced discussions of digital humanities by practitioners. Excerpted from the Humanities Panel discussion of the 2007 Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboration (HASTAC) Conference. 4:39 minutes long.


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