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Digital Humanities

A guide to DH projects, tools and resources.

DH Training

Programming Historian offers novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. Easy-to-follow and often fun and engaging.

 

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The Office of Digital Research & Scholarship offers trainings on DH every semester. For upcoming events, see the Events calendar. For a sampling of past training sessions offered, please see our series on Data and Essential Data Skills.

HILT is a 5-day training institute that includes keynotes, ignite talks, and local cultural heritage excursions for researchers, students, early career scholars and cultural heritage professionals who seek to learn more about Digital Humanities theory, practice, and culture. In addition to the conference’s day-time sessions, participants can enjoy opportunities to explore the city through local dining and special events. DRS occasionally offers scholarships for students to attend HILT.

 

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond.

  • Periodic Table of Digital Research Tools (click to enlarge)

Assortment of resources for various research tasks

Conferences

TEI

One of the most widespread digital humanities initiatives involves encoding texts using the Text Encoding Initiative.  TEI is a set of guidelines that offer a way to encode texts that allows for a wide range of analytical techniques.  For more information go to the website of the Text Encoding Initiative, the consortium that maintains the TEI standards.

Brown University's Women Writers Project sponsors seminars on scholarly text encoding.  These seminars are designed to serve faculty, librarians, and students in the humanities who are interested in using text encoding as a scholarly tool, and offer participants a chance to examine the significance of text encoding as a scholarly practice, through a combination of discussion and practical experimentation.  

Curious about getting started with TEI?  Read up on it in What Is the Text Encoding Initiative? by Lou Burnard, one of the founders of TEI.

Free tools available online

These websites list a wide variety of tools available for different DH projects.

Associations and organizations

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