From DH to the Cloud.

A collection of links

The following is a collection of links; some that I've noted in my general study of 'what is digital humanities?', some that just tickled my fancy or are websites of people I keep an eye on, and some are of the projects I've encountered, (these are listed because I've personally found them interesting, not as any judgement of quality).

Resources about Digitial Humanities

Name Description
What is digital humanities? - Answer at the forum of Association for Computers and the Humanities
Journal of Digital Humanities Currently on hiatus
digital humanities im deutschsprachigen raum "Der Verband DHd - "Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum" - wurde 2013 gegründet und versteht sich als Forum und formelle Interessenvertretung für alle, die sich im deutschsprachigen Raum in Forschung und Lehre – unabhängig von der Fachdisziplin - im Arbeitsbereich der Digital Humanities engagieren. Zur Zeit (Februar 2016) sind bereits 250 Forscherinnen und Forscher Mitglied von DHd."
European Association for Digital Humanities "The EADH brings together and represents the Digital Humanities in Europe across the entire spectrum of disciplines that research, develop, and apply digital humanities methods and technology."

Tutorials, templates

Name Description
The programming historian Provides tutorials aimed at Humanities (especially historians) scholars about various digital skills, such as using python, GIS, data mining or creating static websites. A must read!
LaTeX templates - Free templates to use, including essays and thesis!
#dariah Teach Resources about text mining, OCR and more!
University of Michigan's Japanese Digital Humanities Starter Kit "#dariahTeach is developing open-source, high quality, multilingual teaching materials for the digital arts and humanities. Begun in January 2015 and running through June 2017, #dariahTeach is funded through an Erasmus + Strategic Partnership Grant." (Website)

DH projects in Japanese studies

Name Description
Japan Disasters Digital Archive "The Japan Disasters Digital Archive (JDA) is an online portal to digital materials documenting the cascading series of natural and human-made disasters that began in Japan on March 11, 2011. Designed and maintained by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, the JDA relies on the support of partner organizations around the world to supply digital contents, including websites, tweets, video, audio, news articles, and much more. The JDA does not store copies of the data; rather it seamlessly links to digital materials archived by partner projects, allowing you to search, view, and sort items across separate archives and collections in one interface."
Digital Literary Maps "Poetic places (called utamakura or meisho) have a long standing tradition in Japanese literature, creating a web of topographical references transcending genres of pre-modern writing. Mentioning a poetic place invokes earlier references and a set of textual or even pictorial connotations which gives a special depth to the text. This program aims at mapping Japan’s most important literary places and providing detailed information on their historic, cultural, and poetic meaning."

Blogs, websites etc.

Name Description
Spectacular Accumulation. Blog: 1616 Professor Morgan Pitelka's blog, centering on topics from his latest book, Spectacular Accumulation, such as samurai gift-giving, or the geography of Tokugawa Ieyasu's career. Stylish and pleasing. (The episode about the book on New Books network can be found here.)
Javier Cha: history, Confucianism, digital humanities Prof Javier Cha's blog, combining digital methods with Korean studies. There are blog posts, as well as an overview of the exiciting projects he is doing!
Paula R. Curtis, Ph.D. Candidate, Medievalist, 研究員 Paula R. Curtis's website, with an incredibly useful airtable that collects various digital resources and projects on East Asia.
The new books in East Asian Studies podcast Interviews with scholars about their new books - always an interesting listen!

Agnes Dober

This blog is dedicated to my interest in digital humanities - a fascination I pursue in my free time. Most exciting for me is the how, why, and where, exploring the way IT crosses paths with and challenges traditional humanties.

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