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Digital Humanities Working Group at Princeton University
Oct 13, 2011
DH Center Characteristics Research/scholarship
● Stanford Lit Lab Services, tools, and resources for the community
● CHNM ● Perseus Digital Library Project (Tufts) ● Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Education, information and outreach
● MITH Research support, hosting and training
● UVA Scholars' Lab Archiving, repositories and markup
● Brown, ● Nebraska
Research/scholarship Stanford Lit Lab ...discusses, designs, and pursues literary research of a digital and quantitative nature. "Typically, our research takes the form of a group 'experiment,' and extends over a period of one or two years." "At the Lab, all research is collaborative"... Nebraska offers faculty and post-doctoral "eighteen-month fellowship in interdisciplinary digital humanities research"
Services/resources for the community Perseus Digital Library Project (Tufts) ...digital collection covering the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.
● "Since...1985, the Perseus Digital Library Project has explored what happens when libraries move online."
● "a non-profit enterprise, located in the Department of the Classics, Tufts University." (but very much affliated with Comp.Sci)
● encourages research using this dataset Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy alternative reference work to print publications (inspired by Routledge Ency.Phil which in 1998 cost $3000 and was out of date when published)
● mirrored at other institutions - interesting
Education, information and outreach Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
● "an applied think tank for the digital humanities " ● "Ultimately, MITH is a destination, a place to drop in, log on, create, think,
write, and above all, connect." ● "team-consultations for faculty digital projects, weekly Digital Dialogues
(brown bags), frequent visiting speakers, courses taught in our seminar room, and ongoing interaction among fellows, students, and staff. Many of our events are open to the public."
● "Our work unfolds in a generous physical space, complemented by programs and events that include team-consultations for faculty digital projects, weekly Digital Dialogues (brown bags), frequent visiting speakers, courses taught in our seminar room, and ongoing interaction among fellows, students, and staff. Many of our events are open to the public."
Research support, hosting and training UVA Scholars' Lab
● Focus on space, equipment, and software: ..."an open, inviting space "..."31 high-end PC workstations"... list of software on the website.
● "Scanning Helpsheet"
UCF Center for Humanities and Digital Research ● pictures of equipment on website? ● "center provides training for use of Windows Media,
OmniPage Pro, and other encoding software"
Research support, hosting and training
DH group at Stanford Humanities Center ● "combine advanced technology with humanities research to look at data in
new ways, discovering trends that once would have taken years to uncover."
Sample projects: ● Mapping the Republic of Letters - '"mapping" the Republic of Letters, by
plotting the geographic data for the senders and receivers of correspondences'
Run by: Open to: Events: SHC organizes lectures, conferences and extensive series of workshops (not all DH). http://shc.stanford.edu/videos-digital/digital-humanities/
Archiving, repositories and markup Center for Digital Scholarship - Brown University
● formed in 2009 through the merger of the the Library’s Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) with two units formerly administered by Brown’s central computing group (CIS) — the Scholarly Technology Group (STG) and the Women Writers Project (WWP).
● provides "a platform to use, publish, and curate data and digital collections across the disciplines"
● Women Writers Project
http://library.brown.edu/cds/about%20 http://www.wwp.brown.edu/ http://www.wwp.brown.edu/
Archiving, repositories and markup University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Digital Research in the Humanities �
● "Joint initiative of the University Libraries and the College of Arts & Sciences"
● "Creating unique digital content, developing tools to assist scholars in text analysis and visualization"
● "offers forums, workshops, and research fellowships for faculty and students in the area of digital scholarship"
● focus on projects, technical assistance, equipment, software, scanning (!)
Archiving, repositories and markup University of Nebraska CDRH
Sample projects: Walt Whitman Archive, Envisaging the West
Run by: digital initiatives & special collections within the library, departments of English and history
Open to: mainly faculty, but student projects welcome
Events: general colloquia on DH (evaluation of digital work, new tools, etc.), ongoing seminars connected to projects
MITH projects guidelines
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy mirroring