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…

Textual Reuse in the Eighteenth Century

Published on June 9, 2016 By Douglas Ernest Duhaime Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2016, Volume 10 Number 1 University of Notre Dame Being a writer today means creating original content and properly citing sources for borrowed content. But before the middle of the 18th century, authors often committed what most today would consider plagiarism – and … Read more…

The Genesis of Digital Humanities and What’s Next.

Published on 5/24/2016 By Gregory Mone Communications of the ACM, Vol. 59 No. 6, Pages 20-21 What’s Next for Digital Humanities? See the story of Father Roberto Busa, an Italian Jesuit priest who conceived the project to index the works of St. Thomas Aquinas word by word. There were an estimated 10 million words, so … Read more…

Digital Humanities as ‘Corporatist Restructuring’

May 11, 2016 See this very interesting and controversial article by Carl Straumsheim that argues digital humanities scholars are — intentionally or not — leading a “neoliberal takeover” of colleges and universities. This article was published May 6, 2016. Many humanities scholars have praised the digital humanities as one of the more promising developments for their disciplines. … Read more…

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