An extended survey of digital initiatives in arts and humanities practices in India was undertaken during the last year. Provocatively called ‘mapping digital humanities in India’, this enquiry began with the term ‘digital humanities’ itself, as a ‘found’ name for which one needs to excavate some meaning, context, and location in India at the present…

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Civil War historian Edward Ayers will be giving a talk at Washington and Lee University talk on September 22 called “Civil War History and Digital Humanities.” The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Digital Humanities Committee and funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read full announcement here.

We are looking for individual research projects which make use of Europeana Collections for research purposes: employing state of the art tools and methods in the Digital Humanities to address a specific research question. We expect to see applications deploying as much of the Europeana data (e.g., the API, metadata) as possible. You should be…

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Kellen Funk and I have just published an article titled “A Servile Copy: Text Reuse and Medium Data in American Civil Procedure” (PDF). The article is a brief invited contribution to a forum in Rechtsgeschichte [Legal History] on legal history and digital history. Kellen and I give an overview of our project to discover how nineteenth-century codes of…

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From the ad: The Historical Institute / Center for Contemporary and Digital History University of Luxembourg has obtained a large grant from the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg in the framework of the so-called PRIDE-program, enabling the creation of a Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) and opens up to 13 positions for PhD students (Doctoral candidates)…

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This notebook illustrates some of the behaviors of the singular value decomposition of time series data. I’ve written it in part as a response to a paper by Andrew J. Reagan, Lewis Mitchell, Dilan Kiley, Christopher M. Danforth, and Peter Sheridan Dodds recapitulating an argument first made by Matt Jockers: that certain kinds of eigendecompositions…

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