Category Archives: Resources

Resource: Avant Garde Project Archive

By The Editors | September 18, 2014

Avant Garde Project is a series of recordings of 20th-century classical, experimental, and electroacoustic music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today. Find it here.

Resource: Games in the Classroom Reading List

By The Editors | September 16, 2014

Anastasia Salter has compiled a list of recommendations for critical readings on games in the classroom, with an accompanying link to a list of ProfHacker posts on games. Read it here.

Resource: Installing Debian Linux in a Virtual Machine 2014

By The Editors | September 11, 2014

Many digital humanists are probably aware that they could make their research activities faster and more efficient by working at the command line. Many are probably also sympathetic to arguments for open source, open content and open access. Nevertheless, switching to Linux full-time is a big commitment. Virtualization software, like Oracle’s free VirtualBox, allows one […]

Resource: Illustrated First World War Art

By The Editors | September 9, 2014

With the centenary of the First World War upon us, ILN Ltd, the custodians of the celebrated Illustrated London News and Great Eight Illustrated Magazine collection archives, felt a responsibility to make the 1914-18 archives available to the public for research, education and pleasure. With the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Illustrated First World […]

Resource: Yale Launches an Archive of 170,000 Photographs Documenting the Great Depression

By The Editors | September 4, 2014

During the Great Depression, The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) hired photographers to travel across America to document the poverty that gripped the nation, hoping to build support for New Deal programs being championed by F.D.R.’s administration. Legendary photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein took part in what amounted to the largest photography project […]

Resource: New Flickr Archive Makes Available 2.6 Million Images

By Dan Colman | September 2, 2014

Thanks to Kalev Leetaru, a Yahoo! Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University, you can now head over to a new collection at Flickr and search through an archive of 2.6 million public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period. Eventually this archive will grow to 14.6 million images. Source: […]

Resource: Deployment of the text-mining tool Bilbo on

By Lisa George | September 2, 2014

Bilbo identifies the bibliographic references in journal articles and semantisizes their constituent parts. It then identifies the DOIs corresponding to these references and, where they exist, adds them to the end of the reference as a hyperlink, making it possible to directly access the cited resource. Developed by OpenEdition Lab, Bilbo is now deployed on […]

Resource: PlotDevice — Draw with Python

By Nathan Yau | September 2, 2014

PlotDevice is a Macintosh application that lets you write Python scripts to generate 2D graphics using simple drawing commands. Under the hood, your code drives the system’s Quartz imaging engine, giving your scripts the same graphical power as a full-fledged Cocoa app. Your code can combine basic geometric shapes, typography, freeform Bézier curves, and a […]

Resource: Faster and Cheaper: Can a Digital-Centric Workflow Transform the Book Review?

By kdlutz | August 28, 2014

Academic authors in the humanities and social sciences often wait three or more years to see the first reviews of their scholarly monographs. Why does it take so long? As Oona Schmid, director of publishing at the American Anthropological Association (AAA), describes in our latest issue brief, it is because book reviewing still relies on […]

Resource: Ocular Historical Document Recognition System

By the Editors | August 26, 2014

Ocular can recognize collections of documents that use historical fonts. The system is unsupervised: you don’t need document images that are labeled with human transcriptions in order to learn a particular historical font. Instead, Ocular learns the font directly, straight from the set of input document images you want transcribed. See full post here.