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Lacuna Stories

Lacuna Stories’ unique annotation tools encourage skills such as historical thinking, close reading, and a critical comparison of sources. Lacuna Stories’ diverse, multimedia environment provides tools for instructors, students, and the general public to “mend” the gaps in knowledge of major historical events and to develop their own narratives. Within humanities education, specifically, the interactive, multimedia functionality of Lacuna Stories goes beyond simply replacing print reading and viewing practices.

New Media Technologies N/A 22 Nov 2014
Electronic Book Review

Electronic Book Review (ebr) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of critical writing produced and published by the emergent digital literary network. ebr threads include essays addressing a wide range of topics across the arts, sciences, and humanities. Our editors are particularly interested in critically savvy, in-depth work addressing the digital future of literature, theory, criticism, and the arts.

literary studies, Critical Theory, 20th-century literature, 21st-century literature, new media writing and criticism, digital literary arts Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Proofreading 5 Nov 2014
Edna St. Vincent Millay Personal Library Catalog

When Edna St. Vincent Millay died in 1950, her sister Norma moved in to her home, called Steepletop, in Austerlitz, NY. Ever since 1950, Millay's personal library has remained relatively undisturbed. Over the years, one or two casual inventories of the books were made, but they are filled with errors, and they've never been published nor put into digital form. This project aims to create an accurate digital catalog of the library and to record as much as possible of the inscriptions and marginalia in the works.

20th-century literature, poetry, Library and Information Science N/A 26 Oct 2014
The History of Contemporary Russia

The History of Contemporary Russia (HCR) is an interdisciplinary peer-populated platform (in Russian) for researches, teachers, as well as for everybody interested in history of USSR and Russia of late 20th – early 21st centuries.
The HCR is online depository for a detailed chronicle of the events that occurred in USSR and Russia during the period from 1985 through 2000, which is often called the “era of changes” by the researchers. Thousands of verified facts backed up by the references to relevant full-text documentary sources.

Russian Studies (1985-2000) Other, Peer review 10 Oct 2014
Complete Latin Dictionary

A dictionary of every latin word that ever existed.

Latin, Classics Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 1 Oct 2014
Challenging Methods – 1. Lüneburg Summer School for Digital Cultures

The inaugural issue of the Lüneburg Summer School for Digital Cultures explores the question and challenge of methods in media studies and digital cultures. Hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) and the Digital Cultures Research Lab (DCRL), the Lüneburg Summer School for Digital Cultures provides advanced training in the study of media, their theory, aesthetics and history.

Digital Media, cultural media studies, critical media studies, Cinema and New Media Studies, media archaeology N/A 28 Sep 2014
Lexicon of Scholarly Editing

As its name implies, the Lexicon of Scholarly Editing is an open access academic resource that offers definitions for contested concepts in the field of Scholarly Editing and Textual Criticism. Rather than writing new definitions for these concepts, the Lexicon quotes definitions from academic journals and monographs. As such, the Lexicon aims to reveal the lively multilingual debates these concepts have spurred in the field.

Scholarly Editing, Textual Criticism, Digital Humanities Data entry, Peer review 22 Sep 2014
America's Least Popular War: Augmented War of 1812

Augmented War of 1812 is the first chapter in a series of public history augmented reality projects, using smart phones to bring primary sources into outdoor spaces via augmented reality apps. In phase one of the project, focused on the War of 1812 in New York, augmented realities depicted a coast guard cutter chasing a smuggler in the Hudson, a sailor disembarking on Governor's Island near Castle William, a fortification built during the war, and an image of Cap. Lawrenece floating over his tomb "Dont' Give Up the Ship," in Trinity Cemetery.

Public history Design, Other 7 Sep 2014
HathiTrust Research Center

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access for nonprofit and educational users to published works in the public domain and, in the future, on limited terms to works in-copyright from the HathiTrust.

Digital Humanities, Text Analytics, Metadata Beta testing, Peer review 16 Aug 2014
DIVE: Dynamically Linking Collections on the Basis of Events

In this digital cultural heritage project, we provide innovative access to heritage objects from heterogeneous online collections. We use historical events and event narratives as a context both for searching and browsing as well as for the presentation of individual and group of objects. Semantics from existing collection vocabularies and linked data vocabularies are used to link objects and the events, people, locations and concepts that are depicted or associated with those objects. An innovative interface allows for browsing this network of data in an intuitive fashion.

Audio-Visual History, Libraries, Computer Science N/A 16 Aug 2014
Biblioteca Digital del Pensamiento Novohispano

The Digital Library of Novohispanic Thought (BdPn, for its abbreviation in Spanish) is a project of the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). It has been funded as a Basic Research Project through the Program for the Support of Innovation and Improvement in Teaching, PAPIME, PE-401407, by the Director of General Support for the Academic Personnel (DGAPA) at UNAM, and the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACyT).

History, Philosophy, Early modern studies, Latin American History General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming 15 Aug 2014
Dear Professor Einstein: The Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists in Post-War America

This project uses Omeka to present an illustrated exhibit about the history of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists and the Americans who responded to its call, using representative items from the collection and other nuclear history collections held in SCARC.

History of Science; History; Peace Studies; Communications; Others Data entry, Peer review 15 Aug 2014
Short Title Catalogue, Netherlands, as Linked Open Data

In 2012, historians and computer scientists at VU University Amsterdam started a project dealing with an important dataset in the field of history and literary studies: the Short Title Catalogue, Netherlands (STCN). The STCN is a retrospective bibliography compiled by the National Library of the Netherlands and contains descriptions of over 200.000 Dutch publications from the period 1540-1800. These descriptions are disclosed by using the Picarta/OCLC standards.

Semantic Web, History, Book Trade, Linked Data N/A 15 Aug 2014

CEDAR seeks to answer fundamental questions about social history in the Netherlands and the world in automatic, web-scalable and reproducible ways. More concretely, the aim of CEDAR is to publish the Dutch historical censuses (1795-1971) in the Semantic Web, using this dataset as a starting point to build a semantic data-web of socio-historical information. With such a web we will be able to more easily answer questions such as:

Semantic Web, Social history, History, Social sciences, Linked Data N/A 15 Aug 2014

Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR) is a peer-populated platform for art history teachers. AHTR is home to a constantly evolving and collectively authored online repository of art history teaching content including, but not limited to, lesson plans, video introductions to museums, book reviews, image clusters, and classroom and museum activities. The site promotes discussion and reflection around new ways of teaching and learning in the art history classroom through a peer-populated blog, and fosters a collaborative virtual community for art history instructors at all career stages.

Art History Beta testing, Data entry, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review, Proofreading 15 Aug 2014
Dutch Ships and Sailors

Dutch Ships and Sailors is a project that aims to provide an infrastructure for maritime historical datasets, linking correlating data through semantic web technology. It brings together datasets related to recruitment and shipping in the East-India trade (mainly 18th century) and in the shipping of the northern provinces of the Netherlands (mainly 19th century). For the northern provinces, the database contains data on the personnel recruited, the ships, and other variables (Monsterrollen Noordelijke Nederlanden).

Digital History, Maritime History, Semantic Web, Linked Data N/A 14 Aug 2014

BiographyNet is a multidisciplinary project that combines expertise from history, computer science and computational linguistics. It works with data from the Biography Portal of the Netherlands which links more than 75,000 Dutch people mentioned in various databases, through a limited set of metadata. BiographyNet aims to enhance its potential for historical research by transforming the available data into a semantic knowledge base and through the creation of a demonstrator.

History, Computer Science, computational linguistics N/A 14 Aug 2014

Neatline is a geotemporal exhibit-builder that allows you to create beautiful, complex maps, image annotations, and narrative sequences from Omeka collections of archives and artifacts, and to connect your maps and narratives with timelines that are more-than-usually sensitive to ambiguity and nuance. Neatline lets you make hand-crafted, interactive stories as interpretive expressions of a single document or a whole archival or cultural heritage collection.

Humanities, Social sciences, Environmental Sciences Beta testing, Programming 13 Aug 2014

CATMA (short for Computer Aided Text Markup and Annotation) is a practical and intuitive tool for literary scholars, students and other parties with an interest in text analysis and literary or other text oriented research. By helping perform many of the procedures useful for text analysis that normally have to be carried out entirely manually, CATMA permits to save a great amount of time and work. Being implemented as a web application in the newest version, CATMA also facilitates the exchange of analytical results via the internet, which makes collaborative work more comfortable.

text analysis, text annotation Beta testing, Programming 12 Aug 2014

The project heureCLÉA aims for the development of a so-called “digital heuristic”– a functional module that supports literary scholars in interpreting and annotating texts. To achieve this, the module “learns” from human-made annotation in order to progress toward an automated generation of textual markup. In our project we explore this approach by way of example: the semantic analysis of time-related phenomena in narrative texts. We envisage the following three phases of development:

literary studies, narratology N/A 12 Aug 2014

A free internet-based bio-bibliographical database of the corpus of the romance vernacular sources of medieval and early modern Iberian culture, their primary sources, both manuscript and printed, the texts they contain, the individuals involved with the production and transmission of those sources and texts, and the libraries holding them, along with relevant secondary references and authority files for persons, places, and institutions, It is comprised of four separate bibliographies

BETA / Bibliografía Española de Textos Antiguos
Medieval texts in Spanish.

medieval Spanish literature, medieval Portuguese literature, medieval Galician-Portuguese literature, medieval Catalan literature, medieval Iberian literature, Golden Age Spanish poetry Peer review, Proofreading 9 Aug 2014
Jan Brueghel wiki

The research website serves three distinct functions. First, it is a gathering place for information about the Baroque painter Jan Brueghel the Elder. Second, it is a place where a range of people with an interest in this artist, from university-based scholars to museum curators to art dealers and also the owners of paintings, can pool their ideas and untangle the problems raised by Brueghel’s works. Finally, it is a site where new knowledge about the artist can be generated, particularly by studying his workshop practice using the Image Investigation Tool.

Art History N/A 8 Aug 2014

This Bookworm is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)-funded exploration of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library. HTRC’s goal is to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

Digital Humanities, Text Analytics Peer review 30 Jul 2014
Muninn Project

The Muninn Project is a multi-year, multidisciplinary research project investigating records pertaining to the First World War in a linked open data format.

Our aim is to take archives of digitized documents, extract the written data using computing power and turn the resulting information into structured linked open data databases. This very large knowledge base will then support further research in different areas.

History, English literature, Computer Science N/A 28 Jul 2014

Textometry, born in France in the 80’s, has developed powerful techniques for the analysis of large body of texts. Following lexicometry and text statistical analysis, it offers tools and methods tested in multiple branches of the humanities and is statistically well founded.

Text Analytics, textometry, statistical text analysis, computational linguistics Beta testing, Programming, Proofreading 13 Jul 2014
Human Adult Neurogendering: Brain Plasticity and Sex Difference Research

ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the extent to which the growing research on neuroplasticity in the 20th century related to neuroscientific investigations into sex differences. In the late 19th century, William James formulated the notion of a malleable brain that is responsive to exterior influences. At the same time, however, the influential work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal led to an adoption of the view of a static adult brain.

history of science; gender studies; neuroscience; Data entry, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 9 Jul 2014
The Entity Mapper

In recent years data visualization is increasingly used to represent complex information and is mostly embedded in quantitative investigations. The research project presents a visualization tool, The Entity Mapper which is the first example to bridge the gap between the quantitative and qualitative field development in regards to data visualization and data representation. The Entity Mapper allows an instant visualization of complex and coded qualitative data.

Qualitative Inquiry, Ethnography, Nursing, Social sciences, Art and Design, technology, Data Visualization Peer review 29 May 2014
Annotation Studio

Annotation Studio is an open source, web-based annotation application that integrates a powerful set of textual interpretation tools behind an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users can upload their own texts, and annotate with styled text, video, images, and weblinks. To date, the project has been used with great success in disciplines such as Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages, Anthropology, Film and Media Studies, and others at institutions including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Barnard College, and Washington University.

Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other 6 May 2014
The Harold Pinter Bibliography (Searchable Digital Database)

As a founding Life Member of The International Harold Pinter Society (an Allied Organization of the MLA) and the founding Bibliographical Editor of The Pinter Review, I am exploring the feasibility of developing a searchable digital database for my "Harold Pinter Bibliography," published in print in The Pinter Review since 1987. The most recently published edition (14th) appears in Remembering/Celebrating Harold Pinter: The Pinter Review: Memorial Volume 2009-2011, ed.

British drama and theater Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other 31 Jan 2014
Andrew W. Mellon Project Manager for Digital Initiatives

The UCLA Hammer Museum is seeking to hire a Project Manager for Digital Initiatives to oversee a new online platform that will make our collections, exhibitions, and programs more dynamic and accessible to both scholarly and general audiences. Funded by a 3-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Project Manager for Digital Initiatives will be responsible for direct management of all aspects of the project, from initial research and infrastructure development to content creation and dissemination. Instructions for submitting applications are posted on our website.

Art History Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 14 Jan 2014
Studying Judith in Anglo-Saxon England

"Studying Judith in Anglo-Saxon England" is an ongoing project to explore the texts that Anglo-Saxons read and wrote about the biblical book of Judith, as well as the relationships between them.

Medieval Studies, Old English Literature, Latin Literature General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review, Proofreading 4 Dec 2013
Boston Marathon Archive

Omeka developers sought for The Boston Bombing Archive: Our Marathon, a project under development at The NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University. This archive will be:

American history, Public history, Writing, global politics, American Studies Data entry, Programming 18 Nov 2013
HuNI: Humanities Networked Infrastructure

The HuNI Project is integrating 28 of Australia’s most important cultural datasets into a ‘virtual laboratory’. These datasets comprise more than 2 million authoritative records relating to the people, objects and events that make up the country’s rich heritage.

The HuNI Virtual Laboratory will facilitate specialist research and help to break down barriers between disciplines and uncover new insights into Australia’s cultural landscape.

Humanities, Creative Arts Beta testing, Peer review 9 Oct 2013
Placeable: Place-based mobile learning experiences

The Placeable project supports the development of a mobile, place-based learning platform that is modular and customizable for small to medium cultural organizations. Our pilot project site at The Wassaic Project, a multi-disciplinary cultural center located in rural Dutchess County, New York, provides arts and humanities learning fostered through local school and community participation.

Digital Humanities, Education, M-Learning, Museum Studies Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 25 Aug 2013
Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures

1. Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures and
2. Digital Mitford Project
Primary contact: Elisa Beshero-Bondar

English, anthropology, History, Digital Humanities Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 21 May 2013
Documenting Culture

This course was taught in 2012-13 in collaboration with the Fowler Museum of Cultural History and the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA.

The first half of the 2-quarter course involved UCLA students in field research with LA-based artists and creative communities, to create digital documentary works using Vimeo, Zeega, and other tools, for public exhibition via the website In the second quarter, students continued fieldwork, creating a short documentary film based on their subject

From the syllabus:

Sociocultural Anthropology, anthropology, Social Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Ethnography, urban studies Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Proofreading 26 Apr 2013

The internet site Bibnum ( has been opened in 2008 by CERIMES, French organism depending of both Ministry for National Education and Ministry for Research. It is a digital library, with a choice of founding scientific texts (articles, chapters of books) of the 19th and 20th centuries: these texts are commented by current scientists who underline their importance, explain the purpose of the author, and bring the text into the light of today's science. The talk will address the genesis of the project, the private-public partnership it develops and its goals.

history of science, history of technics N/A 22 Apr 2013

Web de données, logique modale, création numérique. Le Web de données, ou Web sémantique, en « libérant les données », est-il de nature à faciliter la création numérique ?
Linked data, modal logic, digital creation. Web of data, or Semantic web, opening data, is it supposed to make digital art creation easier?

esthetics, computing, logic, Philosophy Data entry, Design, Other, Programming 12 Apr 2013

OpenDAHT is an initiative aimed at the development, maintenance and provision of digital tools and resources for use within various fields of arts and humanities scholarship. All software supported by OpenDAHT is released as freeware, and in some cases, under open source licensing.

Digital Arts & Humanities Peer review, Programming 25 Mar 2013
The Medici Archive Project

The objective of the Medici Archive Project (MAP) is the digitization of one of the most exhaustive and complete courtly archives of early modern Europe: the Medici Granducal Archival Collection (Mediceo del Principato) ― comprising over four-million letters distributed in 6,429 volumes and occupying a mile of shelf space.

Digital Humanities, Archives, History Programming 18 Mar 2013

GenreMapper is particularly helpful for exploring questions related to the representation of the world in nineteenth-century novels. The visualization currently plots the real-world locations that are referenced in novels from 1800-1900, though this time period could be expanded. GenreMapper indicates the relative frequency with which locations are referenced through a sliding color scale; white equals the lowest frequency, dark red the highest. It also allows users to filter findings based on genre(s), which facilitates analyses of the global scope of individual genres.

English, Geography, Digital Humanities N/A 17 Mar 2013

TAPAS is the TEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service for scholars and other creators of TEI data who need a place to publish their materials in different forms and ensure it remains accessible over time. TAPAS is also for anyone interested in reading and exploring TEI data, and communicating with those that share that interest. The goal of TAPAS is to provide TEI publishing and repository services at low cost to those who lack institutional resources: faculty, students, librarians, archivists, teachers, and anyone else with TEI data who wants to store, share, and publish it.

Digital Humanities Beta testing, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 8 Mar 2013
ReMetCa: a tool to create a digital repertory on Medieval Spanish poetry

The aim of this Project is to create a digital metrical repertory on Medieval Castilian poetry (ReMetCa). It will gather poetic testimonies from the very beginnings of Spanish lyrics at the end of 12th century, until the rich and varied poetic manifestations from the Cancioneros of the 15th and 16th centuries, ending with the Cancionero General de Hernando del Castillo (1511).

Spanish literature, literature, Middle Ages, Metrics Data entry, General digital humanities consulting 28 Feb 2013

Our goal is to create a digital edition of a few rare modernist books by Aubrey Beardsley and Alastair that were found outside the dropbox at San Jose State University's library.

Digital Humanities, Modernist Studies, Digital Editions Programming 27 Feb 2013
Around DH in 80 Days

AroundDH hopes to be a fun way to introduce the work of colleagues around the world to those who are just starting out. Everyday for 80 days we will visit a group or projects across the globe. An editorial board will select a total of 80 groups or projects selected out of a master list created by volunteers like (see Project link). Groups in the list will be approached to describe themselves and highlight their work in 200 words or less. We will do our best to bring attention to digital scholarship outside of Canada, Europe, the US and Japan.

Digital Humanities Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming, Proofreading 4 Feb 2013
The Writing Studies Tree

The Writing Studies Tree ( – an online, open-access, interactive database of individual scholars, educational institutions, and the disciplinary movements that connect them – offers an “academic genealogy” for the field of writing studies that serves as a model for visualizing the social history of humanities disciplines. Through a fixed data structure that gives open editing privileges to thousands of members, the site aggregates collective visualizations of the field, presenting its history anew and enabling scholars to identify patterns and movements in new ways.

English Rhetoric/Composition Beta testing, Data entry, Design, Programming 30 Jan 2013
Martha Berry Digital Archive and Crowd-Ed

The Martha Berry Digital Archive (MBDA) project is publishing the writings of early 20th-century educator and philanthropist Martha Berry. To achieve project goals, MBDA has developed and is currently testing a participatory metadata editing tool which enables Dublin Core metadata editing in the Omeka platform.

Digital Editions, Archives, American history and culture Beta testing, Design, Peer review 28 Jan 2013
Digital Thoreau

The core of Digital Thoreau will be a TEI-encoded text of Walden enriched by scholarly annotations, links, images, and social tools that enable users to create conversations around the text.

The annotations from Walden: An Annotated Edition, edited by Thoreau biographer Walter Harding, together with digital assets from the the Thoreau Society’s Harding Collection (curated by the Thoreau Institute Library at The Walden Woods Project) provide a base layer of context on which future layers will be built.

English Language and Literature, American Literature, American Studies Data entry, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review 17 Jan 2013
Adapting Modernism (tentative)

I'd like to start a digital project--part collaborative forum, part archive, part teaching tool--regarding adaptations and remediations of literary works. I'm not seeing this as a blog or compendium per se, but more as a diverse, interactive resource for teachers and students involved in courses featuring literary texts and adaptations of them (e.g, film, graphic novel, mashup, visual, etc.). Ideally, such a DH resource would aid us as scholars and as teachers, as well as aiding students in different kinds of courses.

Modernism, intermediality, Interdisciplinary humanities, Adaptation, Film Studies Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 7 Jan 2013
Juxta Commons

Juxta Commons is free, online space that lets you compare different versions of the same textual work, visualize the changes and share collations with your peers.

book history, literature, History Beta testing 4 Dec 2012


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