Sunday, September 9, 2012

Digital Humanities

I was recently asked to attend an informal discussion about the "Digital Humanities".  Some quick Google searching revealed a wealth of interesting links, which I'm posting here for my own (and possibly others' ?) future reference:

" digital humanities embrace a variety of topics ranging from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets. Digital Humanities currently incorporates both digitized and born-digital materials and combines the methodologies from the traditional humanities disciplines ... with tools provided by computing (such as data visualisation, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, computational analysis) and digital publishing."

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
"The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) promotes and supports digital research and teaching across all arts and humanities disciplines, acting as a community-based advisory force, and supporting excellence in research, publication, collaboration and training."

CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide
"...a collaboratively produced introduction to the field of Digital Humanities..."

Digital Humanities Now
"Digital Humanities Now showcases the scholarship and news of interest to the digital humanities community through a process of aggregation, discovery, curation, and review. Digital Humanities Now also is an experiment in ways to identify, evaluate, and distribute scholarship on the open web through a weekly publication and the quarterly Journal of Digital Humanities."

Humanities Blast
"Engaged Digital Humanities Scholarship"

National Endowment for the Humanities
"...supports projects that employ digital technology to improve humanities research, education, preservation, access, and public programming. To that end, ODH works with the scholarly community, and with other funding agencies in the United States and abroad, to encourage collaboration across national and disciplinary boundaries. In addition to sponsoring grant programs, ODH also works collaboratively with the field, participating in conferences and workshops with scholars, librarians, scientists, and other funders to learn more about how to best serve digital scholarship."