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Reports from the Field

I wanted to share the Prezi portion of the workshop that Aaron McCollough (Subject Librarian for English and Comparative Literature) and I offered recently at the Teaching and Technology Collaborative.

The presentation, “Introducing the Digital Humanities,” was a whirlwind tour of new large-scale databases and tools for conducting and storing research, and a demonstration of some of the interactive platforms for broadcasting and publishing findings. We examined the digital humanities as a dynamic field (or perhaps “set of practices” is a better descriptor) that relies on and benefits from the scale of  the Information Age and which, in equal measure, provides a uniquely humanist take on the  new media making such scale possible.

We hope everyone who attended benefitted in some way from this first step toward increasing the “DH” profile at the University. Stay tuned for follow-up performances in the weeks and months to come!

–Korey Jackson, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at MPublishing

Below you’ll find a list of resources mentioned in the presentation:

Overview
Lisa Spiro, “Getting Started in the Digital Humanities”
http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/getting-started-in-the-digital-humanities/

Patricia Cohen, New York Times “Humanities 2.0” Series
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/features/books/series/humanities_20/index.html

Tools 
Million Song Dataset
http://labrosa.ee.columbia.edu/millionsong/

BBC ‘s “Arab Spring: An Interactive Timeline of Middle East Protests”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/mar/22/middle-east-protest-interactive-timeline

Google Ngram Viewer
http://books.google.com/ngrams

Cytoscape (visualization software)
http://www.cytoscape.org/

Scalar
http://scalar.usc.edu/anvc/?page_id=6

Labs
Stanford Literary Lab
http://litlab.stanford.edu/

Scholar’s Lab, University of Virginia
http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/

and the Scholar’s Lab Praxis Program
http://www.scholarslab.org/praxis-program/announcing-the-praxis-program/

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
http://chnm.gmu.edu/

Crowdsourcing
Ancient Lives Project, University of Oxford
http://ancientlives.org/

Hypothes.is
http://hypothes.is/

Publications
Hacking the Academy (edited by Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt)
http://www.digitalculture.org/hacking-the-academy/

Writing History in the Digital Age (edited by Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki)
http://writinghistory.trincoll.edu/

Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular
http://vectors.usc.edu/journal/index.php?page=Introduction

Alexandra Juhasz, Learning from YouTube
http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/learningfromyoutube/

Open Access
Open Source Initiative
http://www.opensource.org/

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
http://www.arl.org/sparc/openaccess/

Open Access Week
http://www.openaccessweek.org/

Organizations
ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations)
http://digitalhumanities.org/

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory)
http://hastac.org/

Conferences
HASTAC Annual Conference (hosted and the University of Michigan!)
http://hastac2011.org/

THATCamp
http://thatcamp.org/

Digital Conference Calendar
http://digital-conferences-calendar.info/

Discipline-specific Organizations
Digital Americanists
http://digitalamericanists.unl.edu/wordpress/

Digital Medievalist
http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/

Digital Classicist
http://www.digitalclassicist.org/

EighteenthCentury.org
http://www.eighteenthcentury.org/

Romantic Circles
http://www.rc.umd.edu/

Other Resources
ProfHacker (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/

Digital Humanities Questions & Answers
http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/

Digital Humanities Now
http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/

Vetting and Funding (a good source for exemplary projects)
NEH Office of Digital Humanities
http://www.neh.gov/ODH/

NEH Library of funded projects
http://www.neh.gov/ODH/Default.aspx?tabid=111&id=5

NINES (Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online)
http://www.nines.org/

Arts-Humanities.net, Project list
http://www.arts-humanities.net/project

Training
DiRT (Digital Research Tools Wiki)
https://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/w/page/17801672/FrontPage

Stanford’s “Tooling Up for Digital Humanities”
http://toolingup.stanford.edu/

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria
http://www.dhsi.org/

Rare Book School, University of Virginia
http://www.rarebookschool.org/schedule/