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Sublime Text: The text editor you'll fall in love with. Fördjupning: Digitala textkritiska utgåvor – Historia i en digital värld. Jenny Bergenmar Argumenten för att ge ut textkritiska utgåvor bygger ofta på författarskapets litterära och kulturella betydelse. ”Topelius litterära verk är ett monument i ord över Finlands 1800-talshistoria och utgivningen är därför en nationell uppgift av nordisk bärvidd”, skriver redaktionen för Zacharias Topelius Skrifter.

Fördjupning: Digitala textkritiska utgåvor – Historia i en digital värld

Det är författare som tillmäts denna betydelse som blir föremål för textkritiska utgåvor. Några av de mest påkostade nordiska utgivningsprojekten är följaktligen Topelius, Henrik Ibsens skrifter och Nationalupplagan av Strindbergs samlade verk. A Review of Selected Digital Humanities Centers and Initiatives (March 2016) - Harvard University Arts & Humanities Research Computing. A Review of Selected Digital Humanities Centers and Initiatives (March 2016)by: Gosia Stergios Many believe that humanities computing, later called “digital humanities,” (DH) originated in 1949.

A Review of Selected Digital Humanities Centers and Initiatives (March 2016) - Harvard University Arts & Humanities Research Computing

It was the year when an Italian Jesuit, Father Roberto Busa, came to IBM, the only organization in the world that possessed the technology (punch card machines) and the expertise he needed to create a concordance of all the words in the works of St Thomas Aquinas—the Index Thomisticus. Almost seven decades later, The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) lists over 175 DH centers, initiatives, labs, collectives and networks, ranging from small labs and virtual support centers to large physical facilities packed with hardware, and even full-fledged, degree-granting academic departments.

Chapter 4: Image processing in the digital humanities. Melissa Terras Chapter Overview Chapter 4 discusses the ways in which images, once digitized, can be manipulated, studied and processed.

Chapter 4: Image processing in the digital humanities

Melissa Terras shows how image-processing techniques may be used to reconstruct ancient Theran wall paintings or to help us to read ancient documents, such as the Vindolanda Tablets from Hadrian’s Wall. She discusses different processing techniques and research methods and the new discoveries that these have made possible. In addition to this, Terras explores why image processing is not a commonly used procedure in digital humanities and advises on how an individual may undertake research in this area. Case Study: The Griphos project: reassembling ancient frescoes The reconstruction of fragmented objects is of great interest in archaeology, where artefacts are often found in a fractured state. The first step in aiding the sorting of fresco fragments is digitization.

Academic History Writing and the Headache of Big Data. By way of a preface The post that follows is formed from the text of a presentation I am due to deliver at King's College London on 9 February, but which reflects what I was worrying about in early December 2011 - several months after I wrote the synopsis that was used to advertise the talk, a month before I attended the AHA conference in Chicago with its extensive programme on digital histories, and six weeks before I got around to reading Stephen Ramsay's, Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism.

Academic History Writing and the Headache of Big Data

Both listening to the text mining presentations at the AHA, and thinking about Ramsay's observations about computers and literary criticism have contributed to moving me on from the text below. Academic History Writing and the Headache of Big Data. Digital Humanities. Tamsys.sourceforge. DLF Community Calendar. Our community calendar covers events relevant to Digital Libraries and Archives, Digital Humanities, and Digital Museums, as well as a growing number of Open Science and Digital Publishing events worldwide.

DLF Community Calendar

Please let us know if you would like to add something to it or be granted permission to edit the calendar directly. (We welcome your help in keeping the calendar up-to-date for your field!) Visit the stand-alone versionDownload the .ics fileEmbed this calendar on your website About the calendar: In 2015, DLF revitalized and began maintaining this digital conferences calendar, which was begun by former CLIR postdoc Amanda French in 2009. Local Projects.

Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities. “Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities provides artists and humanists with privileged access to a highly sophisticated understanding of the concepts and practices that make computer code into such a powerful means of human expression.

Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities

Nick Montfort is a reassuring guide through this forbidden realm, a master magician who is eager to share his tricks, a fellow humanist/artist who understands computation with an unusual intimacy and historical perspective, and who is bent on demystifying the arcane, celebrating the playful, and generally making the wonders of computation available to a wider range of cultural and creative explorers.” —Janet H. Murray, Georgia Tech, author of Hamlet on the Holodeck and Inventing the Medium. Digital Humanities Centre. Digital Humanities in Swedish research (DHN 2016) DH Toolbox. Introduction The following is a list of tools that was created during the HASTAC Scholars Unconference at Michigan State University on May 27, 2015.

DH Toolbox

Introduction to Digital Humanities. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a PDF download of these instructions.

Introduction to Digital Humanities

Omeka is a web publishing platform and a content management system (CMS), developed by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. Omeka was developed specifically for scholarly content, with particular emphasis on digital collections and exhibits. While Omeka may not be as readily customizable as other platforms designed for general use, such as WordPress, Omeka has been used by many academic and cultural institutions for its built-in features for cataloging and presenting digital collections. Developing content in Omeka is complemented by an extensive list of descriptive metadata fields that conforms to Dublin Core, a standard used by libraries, museums and archives (for more on metadata and creating a data repository, click through to the creating a repository section).

Omeka.net is a lite-version that does not require its own server. Biodiversity Heritage Library. International Image Interoperability Framework. Conflict Resolution and Peace. Teachers can use these quotes from famous individuals to facilitate student reflection on the importance of conflict resolution.

Conflict Resolution and Peace

Objectives Students will read and interpret quotes to their peers Students will learn to paraphrase Students will grow more comfortable sharing with their peers Students will increase their listening, summarizing and paraphrasing skills Materials Teacher cuts quotes into individual strips of paper Step One When students enter the room, have these quotes cut into slips of paper and placed on individual desks. Step Two Have students stand and say, "In 30 seconds, when I say ‘go,' take five steps and share with a classmate what your quote is and then tell them what it means to you. " Step Three To increase listening skills, a major component of culturally responsive conflict mediation, after one student shares their peace quote with another student, the second student then paraphrases back what they believe they have heard.

Prof.dr. A.H. (Adriaan) van der Weel - Members - Humanities - Geesteswetenschappen - Universiteit Leiden. DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: Contact. Manuscript transcription projects - Folgerpedia. Fully reported projects Annotated Books Online (ABO) Project Scope: This project based at the University of Utrecht seeks to become a central, international, digital transcription and translation library.

Manuscript transcription projects - Folgerpedia

There is a particular focus on famous early readers, including Gabriel Harvey, Martin Luther, and Philipp Melanchthon. Management Approach: The project relies on academic-style crowd-sourcing, requiring high-level translation and transcription skills. Sheets - create and edit spreadsheets online, for free. Special Topics and Tools. DocsTeach. Education sessions and resources - The National Archives. Education sessions and resources - The National Archives. Secondary schools and Further Education. We offer a range of free workshops for Secondary schools and Further Education groups which use our gallery spaces to develop creative thinking, visual and verbal literacy and research skills. Click on the links below to find out more.

The UVic Image Markup Tool Project. Creating “Getty Scholars’ Workspace”: Lessons from the Digital Humanities Trenches. Francesca Albrezzi of the Getty Research Institute provides a behind-the-scenes look of challenges faced and lessons learned in building “Digital Mellini,” the first of three projects in Getty Scholars’ Workspace, a scholarly collaboration environment that’s been described as “Wordpress for scholars.” For a previous progress update on Digital Mellini, see this post. “But is it innovative?” That’s a question we’ve asked ourselves time after time about a digital humanities project we’ve been working on for almost two years.

Called Digital Mellini, it’s the first in a series of projects that aim to create digital critical facsimile editions of art historical texts. Mellini uses an online collaborative working environment called the Getty Scholars’ Workspace, which the Getty Research Institute is in the process of creating. Digital Humanities and the Library.

A Bibliography I originally prepared this bibliography for the Association of Research Libraries’ Digital Humanities SPEC Kit, an abstract of which is available here. I try to update this list frequently. Additions welcome. I hope that this list provides useful background reading, but for the latest-and-greatest writing on librarianship and digital humanities, please see dh+lib, a fantastic blog run by the DH Discussion Group of the Association of College and Research Libraries. You can also follow @DHandLib on Twitter. What is the point of an online interactive OCR text editor? The Digitization Project of Kindred Languages is not only about the publishing Fenno-Ugric material online,but it also aims to support the linguistic research by developing purposeful tools for its help.

In this blog entry, Wouter Van Hemel of the National Library of Finland sheds the light over the OCR editor, which enables the editing of machine-encoded text for the benefit of linguistic research by crowdsourcing. The PAS (long-time preservation) team at the Kansalliskirjasto concentrates its effort on the digital preservation of valuable historical and cultural materials so that while the physical form of works might deteriorate and even disappear over time, the information therein can live on forever in the digital realm, accessible to all. With the OCRUI editor, the Kansalliskirjasto wants to extend this approach to the correction process of OCR material.

The ALTO format The OCRUI application is in essence an editor for these ALTO XML files. Architecture Process Future. About Us. What is VUE? At its core, the Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept and content mapping application, developed to support teaching, learning and research and for anyone who needs to organize, contextualize, and access digital information. Using a simple set of tools and a basic visual grammar consisting of nodes and links, faculty and students can map relationships between concepts, ideas and digital content.

Concept mapping is not new to the educational field. In fact, the benefits of concept mapping as a learning tool have been documented by over 40 years of cognitive science research. VUE provides a concept mapping interface, which can be used as such, or as an interface to organize digital content in non-linear ways. About DataBank. DataBank is a scalable data repository designed for institutional deployment. DataBank will: How to reduce the size of a pdf document in OS X - Macintosh How To.

Mar 09 Depending on what program you used to create a PDF, the file size of your PDF file can be quite large. If you combine two or three PDF files together using preview, you can also end up with a bloated PDF file. The best way to reduce PDF file size is with Acrobat professional, which can do all sorts of magic on PDF files. Digi-Tools.