From Slate‘s history blog, The Vault, Rebecca Onion features five digital collections and/or historical websites:
“2014 brought us a wealth of new digital archives and document-rich historical websites to peruse. Here, in no particular order, are five of the best such sites I saw this year.”
Follow the link to enjoy. She promises a link to five more sites tomorrow.
Historical documents online: Five best digital archives from 2014.
The current issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly examines definitions and understandings of “The Literary” as inflected by the digital humanities.
Digital data and databases have become indisputable resources for literary study, not just for archival research but also literary interpretation, and the amount of data available in text form — think Google Books, Project Gutenberg, and UPenn’s Online Books Page — continues to grow at an astonishing rate. Big data is big news, and visualizations have attracted the attention of those usually focused on text. This situation begs the questions: What constitutes literary data, and what is the role of the literary in the digital humanities? These questions inspire this special issue of the DHQ.
DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: The Literary And/As the Digital Humanities.
Conrad First: Home Page.
Here is another fascinating digital collection, this time on the works of Joseph Conrad as they were first published in periodicals, by the English Department at Upsalla University.
Call For Conference Proposals
Data Driven: Digital Humanities in the Library
June 20-22 2014, Charleston, SC
Guidelines for Submission
Lightning Round/Paper/Panel deadline: 01 December 2013
Workshop proposal deadline: 01 February 2014
“Data Driven: Digital Humanities in the Library,” sponsored by the South Carolina Digital Library, the College of Charleston and the Charleston Conference, invites submissions for its 2014 conference, on all aspects of digital humanities in the library. This includes but is not limited to:
- Digital scholarship
- Humanities & library collaborations on DH projects
- GIS and/or data visualization projects
- Text mining & data analysis
- Digital humanities librarianship
- Digital project management
- Knowledge lifecycle, including production & collaboration
- Creating or using tools & services for the production, editing and/or analysis of DH data
- Metadata and linked data in DH
We particularly welcome collaborative panel and paper submissions from librarian and humanities scholar-based teams and/or graduate students. We strongly encourage any proposals relating to the theme of the conference.
CFP: Data Driven: Digital Humanities in the Library | HASTAC.
The Shelley-Godwin Archive.
The Frankenstein manuscript comes alive in this digital archive!!
THIS is what the digital humanities is about, in my opinion. Big data is important, yes; but what really jazzes me is when materials that have been hidden away in museums and libraries make their public appearance in ways that are beautiful, useful, and open access!