The historical record of the American Civil War includes a vast amount of visual material—photographs, illustrated news periodicals, comic publications, individually-published prints, almanacs, political cartoons, illustrated envelopes, trade cards, greeting cards, sheet music covers, money, and more. The era’s visual media heralded an unprecedented change in the production and availability of pictorial media in everyday…

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We are really pleased to announce that Textal, our text analysis app created in collaboration with the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, is now available for download! Textal is a free smartphone app for iOS that allows users to analyze documents, web pages and tweet streams, exploring the relationships between words in the text via…

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We’re delighted to announce version 1.1 of the DHDebates platform, which includes a number of new features: Account creation and basic profile editing Commenting on sentences for anonymous and logged in users Display of comment counts per paragraph for the text JSON APIs for read-only access to the database These features provide a number of…

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Thanks to a group of wonderful instructors and an energetic, passionate cohort of students from around the world, the first iteration of our intensive digital humanities training institute was a great success when it was held in January 2013. We were inspired by the model pioneered at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) and we…

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Announcing 23 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Awards (March 2013) | National Endowment for the Humanities The Office of Digital Humanities is happy to announce 23 awards from our Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant program from our September 2012 deadline. These awards are part of a larger slate of 205 grantsjust announced by the NEH. Congratulations to…

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Digital Public Library of America » [April 18-19, 2013] DPLA Launch. On April 18-19, 2013, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will celebrate the groundbreaking work of hundreds of librarians, innovators, and other dedicated volunteers in our collective effort to build the first national digital library. We invite you to join us at the…

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The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture » Overview. Scalar is a 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. More…

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An innovative digital humanities training program for graduate students at the University of Virginia has helped spawn a new international network of programs that prepare humanities students for careers within and beyond the traditional academic job market. The Praxis Network, which debuted last week, consists of graduate and undergraduate programs at several colleges and universities, each…

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Public Knowledge Project announces the 1.0 release of Open Monograph Press | Public Knowledge Project. The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is very pleased to announce the 1.0 release of Open Monograph Press (OMP). OMP is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes, and scholarly editions through internal…

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