Keeping the “Human” in Digital Humanities

Cory Rasmussen, graduate student at Chapman University, had the opportunity to read historic, handwritten letters of U.S. soldiers as part of a class assignment, and digitize them.  The letters, housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries, give a window into the lives of soldiers, going as far back as the Revolutionary War, until the present day … Read more

Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books: A Workshop

In partnership with Brown University Middle East Studies, Gale is excited to present Digitizing Early Arabic Books: A Workshop.  The event will feature presentations and talks with scholars of Middle East and Arabic Studies. Gale will also present a demonstration of  Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library  , the new DH Sandbox, and text … Read more

How the University of Nebraska Remains Relevant in Digital Humanities

When the Text Studies Committee at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln began discussing the internet’s impact on education and research in 1995, they were not seeking to become leaders in the digital humanities arena. In fact, the term hadn’t even been coined. They were simply trying to stay with the times. But by creating the E-Text … Read more

Studying the Classics with a Little Help from Technology

by Meghan Bogardus CortezTwitter Meghan is an associate editor with EdTech: Focus on Higher Education.   In this featured article in EdTech Magazine, proponents of digital humanities are discussed with the combination of art and literature and modern tech. At universities across the country, all types of students, whether they are majoring in literature or engineering, usually have … Read more

Digital Humanities and The Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

A digital humanities project out of Carnegie Mellon University has been awarded the prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The project titled Six Degrees of Francis Bacon puts a historical twist on the popular game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” In lieu of connecting hollywood stars, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon draws connections between early modern artists, playwrights, … Read more

iSchool to make strong showing at Digital Humanities 2016

Several iSchool representatives will speak at Digital Humanities 2016, the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. The event will be held in Krakow, Poland on July 11-17. Presentations by iSchool faculty, staff, and students include: “Mining Texts with the Extracted Features Dataset” Presented by Postdoctoral Research Associate Peter Organisciak and Professor J. … Read more

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), was hosted by the University of Victoria campus in Saanich and Oak Bay within Greater Victoria, British Columbia. The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. … Read more

Debates in Digital Humanities

Sacramento Public Library Director Shares Thoughts on Branding

What does the phrase Digital Humanities mean to you? A Google search of the term will reveal many different definitions and explanations. At its root, Digital Humanities can be thought of as the intersection of the humanities and digital technology. Sounds like a good thing, right? Well, not everyone thinks so. In a move that … Read more

Imperial Chinese Studies and Trends in the Digital Humanities

The field of Digital Humanities spans the reach of every society, their recorded works and history, and beyond. For scholars of imperial Chinese, the difference in the way language documents are processed can make comparison and cross-study difficult. In his article Imperial Chinese Studies and Trends in the Digital Humanities, Paul Vierthaler discusses new developments … Read more