In preparation for OSU’s first THATCamp, I am gathering here links to a few projects which I anticipate referring to during discussion, so that I can find them quickly. This collection should not be taken as canonical for any other purpose. The Syriac Gazetteer: http://syriaca.org/geo/ Browse page: http://syriaca.org/geo/browse.html Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations: http://darmc.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do GIS map: http://darmc.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k40248&pageid=icb.page188868 … More Project Links for OSU THATCamp Discussions
(This was the announcement for the final digital history reading group of the year. I post it here so that I can find the links again!) I am interested in exploring some of the problems with digital modeling of time. Some recent theoretical work has proposed a model of “multiple temporalities,” yet digital humanities projects … More Digital History Reading Group VII: Vagaries of Time
We’ve laid some general groundwork for discussions of DH, so I thought it might be interesting to tackle a more specific theoretical question. Some scholars are arguing that the current great turn in humanistic scholarship, enabled by improvements in computer processing, is the “spatial turn.” Increasing numbers of historians, literature scholars, art historians, and other humanities … More Digital History Reading Group VI: Has Space Turned?
At the last meeting, the idea was suggested to discuss more of the theory and criticism of digital humanities. Beyond the nuts and bolts of particular projects, are there particular strengths to doing history digitally? Particular weaknesses? Are we all just wowed by numbers? (As Johanna Drucker put it, “Did we all forget how to … More Digital History Reading Group V: DH Theory and Criticism
What does it take to do a digital project? Or rather, since digital projects come in a variety of shapes and sizes, what different requirements do different types of DH project have? This might include what intellectual resources, what available primary or secondary sources, what infrastructure support, what technical support, what financial resources, and what … More Digital History Reading Group IV: What does it take?
Okay, it’s been two weeks since we met and discussed these things, but I thought I’d post them here anyway. At the October meeting, we decided to discuss what digital history projects look like. What should they do, and how are they most useful? What principles go into (or should go into) designing a good DH … More Digital History Reading Group III: What’s Good?
At the end of the last meeting of the digital history reading group, we decided to look at what digital history projects can do. What sorts of questions do they ask and answer, and what questions do they allow users to ask and answer? In addition to the three projects I sent out for the … More Digital History Reading Group II: What Can It Do?
With some interested professors, library staff, and graduate students at my university, I have started a Digital History reading and discussion group. At the organizational meeting last month, it was clear that we represent a diverse range of backgrounds and viewpoints on the subject, although all interested to learn more. Our first discussion meeting will … More Digital History Reading Group I: What’s Out There?