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Digital Humanities Resources for Student Project-Building

 

 Guides | Tutorials | Tools | Examples      See also Data Collections & Datasets

This DH Resources page of selected guides and tools for student digital humanities projects supersedes Alan Liu's older "Toy Chest" for that purpose.  DH Resources is currently under continuous development.  After being incubated in Liu's courses during 2013-14, it will likely be broken out as a standalone resource separate from this course site.

Guides and Introductions to DH

Spiro, Lisa
"Getting Started in Digital Humanities" (2011)
DevDH.org
DevDH.org lessons on getting started in DH (Discovering the Digital Humanities, Designing Your First Project, Project Teams and Partners, Digital Humanities Products, Managing Your Project, Thinking About Data, Publicity Campaigns, Building Effective Budgets, Grants, Evaluation, What Comes Next?)
Honn, Josh
"Creating an Online Scholarly Presence" (2013)
Williams, George H.
"The Question of Inclusion in the Digital Humanities" (includes sections on Starting Places and Readings for beginners in DH)
Robichaud, Andrew, and Cameron Blevins
"Humanities 3.0: Tooling Up for Digital Humanities" (2011)
CUNY Digital Humanities
CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide
Morgan, Paige What Digital Humanists Do (2013) ("basic introduction to some of the major DH activities"; organized by project type)  [More general companion to Miriam Posner's "How Did They Make That?" (2013)]
[no listed editor]
Digital Humanities Keywords (in-progress online collection of essays on key concepts and words in DH)

 

Tutorials for DH Tools and Methods

 

Digital Humanities Tools

(Online or downloadable tools that are either free or have free student licenses or generous trial periods. Bias toward tools run online or on a personal computer without needing to be installed on a local institutional server.)
For a more comprehensive tools list, see Bamboo DiRT (Digital Research Tools) (annotated tool directory; includes both commercial and free toos; can filter for "free") and the TAPoR 2 Portal (annotated tool directory focused on "tools used in sophisticated text analysis and retrieval"; includes tool reviews)
 checkmark= Currently a tool that is prevalent, canonical, or has "buzz" in the digital humanities community.
checkmark blue= Other tools with high power or general application (some caveats may apply for scholarly use)

 

  • Animation & Storyboarding
    • FrameByFrame (stop-motion animation tool for Mac) ( creates stop-motion animation videos using any webcam/video camera connected to your Mac, including iSight)
    • Pencil (2D animation software suitable for beginners at animation)
    • Popcorn Maker (creates interactive videos; "helps you easily remix web video, audio and images into cool mashups that you can embed on other websites. Drag and drop content from the web, then add your own comments and links . . . ; videos are dynamic, full of links and unique with every view") | Tutorial by Miriam Posner
    • Storyteller ("application from Amazon Studios that lets you turn a movie script into a storyboard. You choose the backgrounds, characters, and props to visually tell a story")

  • Audio Tools
    • checkmark blueAudiotool (free, web-based application for electronic music production; meant to serve as a fully functioning virtual studio. Users drop and drag synthesizers, drum machines, sequencers, filters, samples, and note sequences into the workspace from a toolbar)
    • Augmented Notes ("integrates scores and audio files to produce interactive multimedia websites in which measures of the score are highlighted in time with music.")
    • Praat (free software package for phonetic analysis
    • Sonic Visualiser (program to facilitate study of musical recourdings; "of particular interest to musicologists, archivists, signal-processing researchers and anyone else looking for a friendly way to take a look at what lies inside the audio file")

  • Authoring/Annotation/Editing/Publishing Platforms & Tools (including collaborative platforms) (see also under Content Management Systems and Exhibition Platforms & Tools) 
    • Annotation Studio ("suite of tools for collaborative web-based annotation.... Currently supporting the multimedia annotation of texts... will ultimately allow students to annotate video, image, and audio sources")
    • CommentPress ("open source theme and plugin for the WordPress blogging engine that allows readers to comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line or block-by-block in the margins of a text. Annotate, gloss, workshop, debate: ... do all of these things on a finer-grained level, turning a document into a conversation")
    • INKE Tools and Prototypes (tools and platforms developed by the INKE project)
    • NewRadial (visualization interface from the INKE project designed to facilitate studying, commenting on, and social editing of texts)
    • Prism ("a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Users are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different categories, or "facets." Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. We envision Prism as a tool for both pedagogical use and scholarly exploration, revealing patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text.")
    • checkmark Scalar (multi-modal authoring platform: "free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required")

  • Content Management Systems
    • checkmark bluePBWorks (content management system hosted online with strong educational user base; particular robust as a wiki platform for project or course sites; free education-user licenses) 
    • checkmarkWordPress (content management system based originally on blog paradigm; hosted online or downloadable for installation on local server)

  • Crowdsourcing
    • checkmark blueAllOurIdeas ("social data collection" wiki platform that solicits information online by survey "while still allowing for new information to 'bubble up' from respondents as happens in interviews, participant observation, and focus groups")

  • Design

  • Exhibition/Collection/Digital Edition Publication Platforms & Tools (see also Visualization subsections on Infographics and Timelines) 
    • CollectiveAccess ("cataloguing tool and web-based application for museums, archives and digital collections")
    • checkmark Omeka ("create complex narratives and share rich collections, adhering to Dublin Core standards with Omeka on your server, designed for scholars, museums, libraries, archives, and enthusiasts"; hosted online or downloadable for installation on server) | Getting Started
    • checkmark Neatline ("allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines. As a suite of add-on tools for Omeka, it opens new possibilities for hand-crafted, interactive spatial and temporal interpretation"; downloadable for installation on server)
    • checkmark bluePrezi (alternative to PowerPoint; uses an infinite canvas metaphor rather than a slide metaphor; free online production and viewing version; offline production version by subscription)
    • ViewShare ("free platform for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience your digital collections")
    • checkmark blueSimile Widgets (embeddable code for visualizing time-based data, including Timeline, Timeplot, Runway, and Exhbition)
    • TextGrid ("a virtual research environment (VRE) for humanities scholars in which various tools and services are available for the creation, analysis, editing, and publication of texts and images"; provides "a variety of tested tools, services, and resources, allowing for the complete workflow of, for example, generating a critical textual edition"; "also supports the storage and re-use of research data through the integration of the TextGrid Repository")

  • Mapping
    • ChartsBin (creates interactive maps)
    • checkmark blueGoogle Earth
      • Google Lit Trips (site unaffiliated with Google that provides "free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about 'real world' references made in that particular portion of the story.  The focus is on creating engaging and relevant literary experiences for students."  Includes documentation about how to make lit trips.)
    • Google Maps "My Maps" ("create and share maps of your world, marked with the locations, routes and regions of interest that matter to you")
    • checkmark Neatline ("allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines. As a suite of add-on tools for Omeka, it opens new possibilities for hand-crafted, interactive spatial and temporal interpretation"; downloadable for installation on server)
    • Timemap ("Javascript library to help use online maps, including Google, OpenLayers, and Bing, with a SIMILE timeline. The library allows you to load one or more datasets in JSON, KML, or GeoRSS onto both a map and a timeline simultaneously")
    • WorldMap (open source platform "to lower barriers for scholars who wish to explore, visualize, edit, collaborate with, and publish geospatial information.  WorldMap is Open Source software.... provides researchers with the ability to: upload large datasets and overlay them up with thousands of other layers; create and edit maps and link map features to rich media content; share edit or view access with small or large groups; export data to standard formats; make use of powerful online cartographic tools; georeference paper maps online...; publish one’s data to the world or to just a few collaborators")

  • Mind-Mapping (Conceptualization Tools)
    • DebateGraph (collaborative mindmapping platform that allows individuals or groups to: facilitate group dialogue, make shared decisions, report on conferences, make and share posters, tell non-linear stories, explore the connections between subjects, etc.)

  • Modeling & Simulation
    • checkmarkNetLogo (downloadable software for agent-based simulations: "NetLogo is a programmable modeling environment for simulating natural and social phenomena. . . . NetLogo is particularly well suited for modeling complex systems developing over time. Modelers can give instructions to hundreds or thousands of independent 'agents' all operating concurrently. This makes it possible to explore the connection between the micro-level behavior of individuals and the macro-level patterns that emerge from the interaction of many individuals. NetLogo lets students open simulations and 'play' with them, exploring their behavior under various conditions. It is also an authoring environment which enables students, teachers and curriculum developers to create their own models. NetLogo is simple enough that students and teachers can easily run simulations or even build their own. And, it is advanced enough to serve as a powerful tool for researchers in many fields. NetLogo has extensive documentation and tutorials. It also comes with a Models Library, which is a large collection of pre-written simulations that can be used and modified. These simulations address many content areas in the natural and social sciences, including biology and medicine, physics and chemistry, mathematics and computer science, and economics and social psychology")
    • Scratch (visual programming platform developed by the MIT Media Lab to teach children about programming by allowing them to use a visual interface to create interactive programs, games, etc.; useful for allowing advanced humanities scholars without programming skills to program dynamic, interactive visual scenes and learn about programming logic)
    • checkmark blueSecond Life (general-purpose, Internet-based, immersive, 3D, and highly scalable (massively multi-user) "virtual world" where users can create an avatar, create richly rendered spaces and objects, and interact with each other as well as with various media sources)
    • SET (Simulated Environment for Theatre) ("3D environment for reading, exploring, and directing plays. Designed and developed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers, SET uses the Unity game engine to allow users to both author and playback digital theatrical productions")

  • Network Analysis / Social Network Analysis (see also under Visualization)
    • checkmarkGephi ("interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs")
    • Netlytic ("cloud-based text and social networks analyzer that can automatically summarize large volumes of text and discover social networks from online conversations on social media sites such as Twitter, Youtube, blogs, online forums and chats")
    • TAGS v5.0 (Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet)

  • Statistics (see also under Visualization)
    • checkmark"R" ( R Project for Statistical Computing) ("language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.... provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ... and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible")

  • Text Analysis (see also "Text Preparation" and "Topic Modeling") (See the TAPoR 2 portal of text-analysis tools for an omnibus listing with reviews, ratings, difficulty levels, etc.) 
    • checkmark blueBookLamp.org ("home of the Book Genome Project. Similar to how Pandora.com matches music lovers to new music, BookLamp helps you find books through a computer-based analysis of written DNA") | "Understanding the Book Genome Project"
      • Sentiment Browser ("observe a book's emotional ebbs & flows")
      • StoryDNA Browser ("allows you to search the Booklamp corpus for combinations of StoryDNA. Want to find books that have both Musical Performances and Sea Voyages? How about Medieval Weapons and Libraries? Assuming those books exist, this is the tool that will aid you in finding them")
      • Stream Graph Viewer ("we don't just record what StoryDNA we see inside of a book, we also look at where in the book that StoryDNA appears. This labs project is meant to show this data and allow users to explore the StoryDNA of books")
    • CLAWS ("grammatical tagger that analyzes words in a text by part of speech. Based on the approximately 10 million words of the British National Corpus")   
    • Concordance Programs:
    • checkmark blueGoogle Ngram Viewer
    • Lexos - Integrated Lexomics Workflow ("online tool ... to "scrub" (clean) your text(s), cut a text(s) into various size chunks, manage chunks and chunk sets, and choose from a suite of analysis tools for investigating those texts. Functionality includes building dendrograms, making graphs of rolling averages of word frequencies or ratios of words or letters, and playing with visualizations of word frequencies including word clouds and bubble visualizations")
    • checkmarkPoem Viewer ("web-based tool for visualizing poems in support of close reading")
    • Prospero ([documentation in French] text-analysis suite designed for humanists working with from historical and diachronic textual series; focused on exploring "complex cases")
    • checkmark blueSentiment Analysis (interactive demo plus information and research paper for the analysis of degrees of positive/negative "sentiment" in text passages based on an extensive "sentiment bank"; site includes downloadable dataset and code)
    • Signature ("program designed to facilitate "stylometric" analysis and comparison of texts, with a particular emphasis on author identification")
    • checkmark TaPOR (Text Analysis Portal) (collection of online text-analysis tools--ranging from the basic to sophisticated)
      • TaPOR 2.0 (current, redesigned TAPoR portal; includes tool descriptions and reviews; also includes documentation of some historical or legacy tools)
    • Textal ("free smartphone app that allows you to analyze websites, tweet streams, and documents, as you explore the relationships between words in the text via an intuitive word cloud interface. You can generate graphs and statics, as well as share the data and visualizations in any way you like")
    • checkmarkTXM (Textométrie) ("The TXM platform combines powerful and original techniques for the analysis of large text corpora using modular components and open-source.... Helps users to build and analyze any type of digital textual corpus possibly labeled and structured in XML... Distributed as a Windows, Linux or Mac software application ... and as an online portal run by a web application")
    • Voyant Tools
    • checkmarkWord2Vec ("deep-learning" neural network analysis tool from Google that seeks out relationships (vectors) between words in texts)
    • checkmark WordHoard ("Powerful text-analysis tool for a select group of "highly canonical literary texts"--currently, all of early Greek epic (in original and translation), all of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene and Shepheardes Calendar")
    • WordSeer ("web-based text analysis and sensemaking environment for humanists and social scientists")
    • WordSimilarity (Word 2 Word) ("open-source tool to plot and visualize semantic spaces, allowing researchers to rapidly explore patterns in visual data representative of statistical relations between words. Words are visualized as nodes and word similarities as directed edges of varying strengths or thicknesses.... system contains a large library of ready to use, modern, statistical relationship models along with an interface to teach them from various language sources")
    • Word Tree (tool for online, interactive word trees for texts submitted by users)
    • WordWanderer ("We are experimenting with visual ways in which we can enhance people's engagement with language. By fusing the information we can obtain from corpus searches, concordance outputs and word clouds we are aiming to enable and encourage people to notice and wander through the words they read, write and speak")

  • Text Collation
    • checkmark Juxta Commons ("a tool that allows you to compare and collate versions of the same textual work")
    • Versioning Machine, version 4.0 ("a framework and an interface for displaying multiple versions of text encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines")
    • Visualizing Variation ("code library of free, open-source, browser-based visualization prototypes that textual scholars can use in digital editions, online exhibitions, born-digital articles, and other projects. All of the visualization prototypes offered here deal with different aspects of the bibliographical phenomenon of textual variation: the tendency of words, lines, passages, images, prefatory material, and other aspects of texts to change from one edition to the next, and even between supposedly identical copies of the same edition. Variants are material reminders of the complex social lives of texts")
    • VVV (Version Variation Visualization) ("explore great works with their world-wide translations")

  • Text Preparation for Digital Work: Harvesting, Scraping, Cleaning, Classifying, etc.
    • OpenRefine ("tool for working with messy data, cleaning it, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases like Freebase")
    • Overview ("automatically sorts thousands of documents into topics and sub-topics, by reading the full text of each one")
    • pdf2htmlEX  ("renders PDF files in HTML, utilizing modern Web technologies. It aims to provide an accurate rendering, while keeping optimized for Web display")
    • PhoTransEdit ("Text to Phonetics online transcriber for turning English text into phonetic transcription using IPA symbols; also has free downloadable version)
    • Scan Tailor (" interactive tool for post-processing of scanned pages. It gives the ability to cut or crop pages, compensate for skew angle, and add / delete content fields and margins, among others. You begin with raw scans, and end up with tiff's that are ready for printing or assembly in PDF or DjVu file")
    • VARD 2 ("software produced in Java designed to assist users of historical corpora in dealing with spelling variation, particularly in Early Modern English texts. The tool is intended to be a pre-processor to other corpus linguistic tools such as keyword analysis, collocations," etc.)

  • Topic Modeling
    • Gensim ("free Python library: scalable statistical semantics, analyze plain-text documents for semantic structure, retrieve semantically similar documents")
    • checkmark blueIn-Browser Topic Modeling ("Many people have found topic modeling a useful (and fun!) way to explore large text collections. Unfortunately, running your own models usually requires installing statistical tools like R or Mallet. The goals of this project are to (a) make running topic models easy for anyone with a modern web browser, (b) explore the limits of statistical computing in Javascript and (c) allow tighter integration between models and web-based visualizations")
    • checkmarkMallet
      • Mallet (MAchine Learning for LanguagE Toolkit)
        • GRMM (GRaphical Models in Mallet)
    • The Networked Corpus ("a Python script that generates a collection of Web pages like the ones we have created for <em>The Spectator</em>.... designed to work with MALLET."  The Networked Corpus project "provides a new way to navigate large collections of texts. Using a statistical method called topic modeling, it creates links between passages that share common vocabularies, while also showing in detail the way in which the topic modeling program has “read” the texts. ")
    • TMVE ("basic implementation of a topic model visualization engine")
    • "Two Topic Browsers" by Jonathan Goodwin

  • Video

  • Visual Programming
    • Scratch (visual programming platform developed by the MIT Media Lab to teach children about programming by allowing them to use a visual interface to create interactive programs, games, etc.; useful for allowing advanced humanities scholars without programming skills to program dynamic, interactive visual scenes and learn about programming logic) | Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor
    • Yahoo Pipes ("powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web....  Simple commands can be combined together to create output that meets your needs: combine many feeds into one, then sort, filter and translate it; geocode your favorite feeds and browse the items on an interactive map....")

  • Visualization (including data viz, graphing, and network visualization [subsections for infographics, timelines, word clouds])
    • General or Multiple Purpose Viz Tools:
      • Circos ("software package for visualizing data and information ... in a circular layout ... ideal for exploring relationships between objects or positions")
      • checkmarkD3.js ("a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS")
        • Scott Murray, "Made with D3.js" (curated gallery of example projects made with D3.js) (2013)
      • GapMinder World (online or desktop data/statistics animation)
      • checkmarkGephi ("interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs")
      • Google Fusion Tables (Google's "experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share larger data tables. Visualize bigger table data online; Filter and summarize across hundreds of thousands of rows.  Then try a chart, map, network graph, or custom layout  and embed or share it")
      • ImageJ  (image processing program that can create composite or average images)
        • ImagePlot ("free software tool that visualizes collections of images and video of any size.... implemented as a macro which works with the open source image processing program ImageJ")
      • checkmark blueManyEyes (powerful, flexible, online suite of dataset-to-diagrammatic visualization tools)
      • OpenHeatMap (creates "heat map" visualizations from spreadsheets)
      •   checkmarkProcessing ("Processing is a simple programming environment that was created to make it easier to develop visually oriented applications with an emphasis on animation and providing users with instant feedback through interaction. The developers wanted a means to “sketch” ideas in code. As its capabilities have expanded over the past decade, Processing has come to be used for more advanced production-level work in addition to its sketching role. Originally built as a domain-specific extension to Java targeted towards artists and designers, Processing has evolved into a full-blown design and prototyping tool used for large-scale installation work, motion graphics, and complex data visualization")
      • checkmark"R" ( R Project for Statistical Computing) ("language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.... provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ... and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible")
      • Tableau Public ("within minutes, our free data visualization tool can help you create an interactive viz and embed it in your website or share it")
      • Viewshare ("free platform for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience your digital collections")
      • VisualSense ("interactive visualization and analysis tool ... developed for textual and numerical data extracted from image analysis of images from different cultures and influences")
      • WiGis ("visualization of large-scale, highly interactive graphs in a user's web browser. Our software is delivered natively in your web browser and does not require any plug-ins or add-ons. Our method produces clean, smooth animation in a browser through asynchronous data transfer (AJAX), and access to rich server side resources without the need for technologies such as Flash, Java Applets, Flex or Silverlight. We believe that our new techniques have broad reaching potential across the web")
      • yEd ("downloadable and online diagramming tools.  Functions include the automatic layout of networks and diagrams: "the yFiles library offers the user many advantages, one of which is its ability to automatically draw networks and diagrams. yFiles layout algorithms enable the clear presentation of flow charts, UML diagrams, organization charts, genealogies, business process diagrams, etc.")
    • Diagramming & Graphing Tools:
      • aiSee Graph Visualization ("graphing program for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux")
      • Gliffy (online diagramming and flow-charting)
      • yEd ("downloadable and online diagramming tools.  Functions include the automatic layout of networks and diagrams: "the yFiles library offers the user many advantages, one of which is its ability to automatically draw networks and diagrams. yFiles layout algorithms enable the clear presentation of flow charts, UML diagrams, organization charts, genealogies, business process diagrams, etc.")
    • Infographics:
    • Network Visualization Tools (see also under "General or Multiple Purpose Viz Tools" above:
      • checkmarkD3.js ("a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS")
      • checkmarkGephi ("interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs")
      • yEd ("downloadable and online diagramming tools.  Functions include the automatic layout of networks and diagrams: "the yFiles library offers the user many advantages, one of which is its ability to automatically draw networks and diagrams. yFiles layout algorithms enable the clear presentation of flow charts, UML diagrams, organization charts, genealogies, business process diagrams, etc.")
    • Text Viz (Specialized text viz tools, including word clouds, text difference, text variation):
      • checkmark blueHistory Flow Visualization (tool for visualizing the evolution of documents created by multiple authors) (download site for tool)
      • Tagxedo (word cloud from multiple sources)
      • Wordle (online word cloud tool)
      • Word Tree (tool for online, interactive word trees for texts submitted by users) 
    • Timelines:
      • Dipity (timeline infographics)
      • Simile Widgets (embeddable code for visualizing time-based data, including Timeline, Timeplot, Runway, and Exhbition)
      • Timeline JS
      • Timemap ("Javascript library to help use online maps, including Google, OpenLayers, and Bing, with a SIMILE timeline. The library allows you to load one or more datasets in JSON, KML, or GeoRSS onto both a map and a timeline simultaneously")
    • Twitter Visualization:
      • TAGSExplorer (step-by-step instructions with tools for archiving Twitter event hashtags and creating interactive visualizations of the conversations)
      • TweetBeam (creates "Twitter Wall" to "visualize the conversation around your event")
      • TweetsMap (analyzes and maps geographical location of one's Twitter followers)
      • Visible Tweets ("Visible Tweets is a visualisation of Twitter messages designed for display in public space") 

  • "Deformance" Tools: (While many tools can be used against-the-grain to "deform" materials for play or discovery, the following are tools expressly designed for this purpose.  On "deformance" in the digital humanities, see for example Mark Sample, "Notes Towards a Deformed Humanities")
    • Glitch Images (interactive interface with sliders to "glitch" imported .jpg images)

 

Digital Humanities Examples (selected writings & projects) (in progress)

 

Projects

Binder, Jeff, and Collin Jennings
The Networked Corpus ("provides a new way to navigate large collections of texts. Using a statistical method called topic modeling, it creates links between passages that share common vocabularies, while also showing in detail the way in which the topic modeling program has “read” the texts. We are using the Networked Corpus to analyze earlier genres and concepts of topical knowledge from the development of commonplacing, anthologizing, and indexing in the early modern period through the nineteenth century"; provides Python script for others to use)
Brown, Vincent
Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761 ("animated thematic map narrates the spatial history of the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth century British Empire") (2013)
Des Jardin , Molly
"Geoparsing 19th-Century Travel Narratives" ("This project attempts to divide text narratives by location, and to find representative or key phrases within them. The corpus consists of 19th-century British travel narratives. The methodology uses a number of heuristics, most based on syntax, to identify when the narrator has arrived or is departing a location, and to identify that location. A simple methodology uses frequent nouns and sentences which contain both a frequent noun and an adjective to choose representative phrases, here used as a kind of sentiment analysis.")
Egan, Jim, and Jean Bauer
Mapping Colonial Americas Publishing Project
Emory U. Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons
"Lincoln Logarithms: Finding Meaning in the Sermons" ("We explored the power and possibility of four digital tools—MALLET, Voyant, Paper Machines, and Viewshare")
Fraas, Mitch
"Expanding the Republic of Letters: India and the Circulation of Ideas in the Late Eighteenth Century" (2013)
Goodwin, Jonathan
"Topics in Theory" (2012)
Healy, Kieran
"A Co-Citation Network for Philosophy" (2013) ("I took twenty years worth of articles from four major philosophy journals and generated a network from it based on the citations contained in those articles")
Pierazzo, Elena, and Julie André "Around a Sequence and Some Notes of Notebook 46: Encoding Issues About Proust's Drafts"
Wilhelm, Thomas, Manuel Burghardt, and Christian Wolff To See or Not to See: An Interactive Tool for the Visualization and Analysis of Shakespeare's Plays (2013)

 

Essays and Books (some including results of DH project work)

Cordell, Ryan
"'Taken Possession of': The Reprinting and Reauthorship of Hawthorne's 'Celestial Railroad' in the Antebellum Religious Press" (2013)
Fagg, John, Matthew Pethers, and Robin Vandome
"Introduction: Networks and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical" [PDF] (2013) [paywalled; UCSB students have free access through UCSB Library Proxy server]
Finn, Ed
"Revenge of the Nerd: Junot Díaz and the Networks of American Literary Imagination" (2013) ("My methodology in pursuing these claims is to define a framework for "the literary" in contemporary American fiction by asking how books are contextualized and discussed not just among critics and scholars but also among a general readership online. Digital traces of book culture (by which I mean user reviews, ratings and the algorithmic trails that our browsing and purchasing actions leave online) allow us to make claims about relatively large groups of readers and consumers of books, creating opportunities for the ‘distant reading’ of literary fame, but without losing the specificity of individual texts and authors.")
 
Heuser, Ryan and and Long Le-Khac
"A Quantitative Literary History of 2,958 Nineteenth-Century British Novels: The Semantic Cohort Method" [PDF] (2012)
Jockers, Matthew L.
Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press: 2013) Print.
Moretti, Franco
"Network Theory, Plot Analysis" [PDF] (2012)
Rhody, Lisa M.
"Topic Modeling and Figurative Language" (2012)
Underwood, Ted, and Andrew Goldstone
"What Can Topic Models of PMLA Teach Us About the History of Literary Scholarship?" (2013)
Underwood, Ted, and Jordan Sellers "The Emergence of Literary Diction" (2012)

 

 

 

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