The content of this post was delivered at The Humanities Commons and Data Science Initiative at UC Irvine. My work turns towards topic modeling with MALLET and comparing corpora with Voyant to study several queries concerning over 600 literary annuals (each with 30-40 literary works and 10-20 engravings). The project begins with a small sampling…Read More
One thing that not many digital humanists write about directly, but has become increasingly clear to practitioners in the field, is how ephemeral so much of our thought and work is, especially in comparison to traditional humanities products likes articles and books. What if, while still trying to make our projects more sustainable, we were…Read More
Last week a kerfuffle arose on Twitter about Academia.edu, a social networking site for academics, where many academic authors have profiles, share their publications, and connect with other scholars. You can read about the beginning of the controversy in this article the Chronicle of Higher Education posted on Friday. The ensuing tweetstorm followed a fairly typical trajectory…Read More
Tech tutorials and documentation are a particularly exciting place for inline annotation, since users can indicate exactly where they got stuck or need additional information. Using the #DHannotates hashtag, we're encouraging digital humanists to annotate tutorials, documentation, and other DHy webpages as an easy way of improving these resources for the whole community. Hypothesis annotation…Read More
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As a warm winter holiday descends on us here at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, we’re once again compelled to take a look back at the year and the accomplishments of Digital Humanities Now. November marked our seventh year of publication and what started as Dan Cohen’s Twitter feed in 2009 has become a…