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Monk system for word search in handwritten manuscript collections The Monk system is developed at the University of Groningen by a research group at the Artificial Intelligence institute ALICE, under supervision by prof. dr. Lambert Schomaker. In cooperation with the Dutch National Archive we have created methods for accessing historical archive collections which are difficult to process by traditional OCR methods, for example due to their historical character types or due to the fact that the material is handwritten. Association of College & Research Libraries This edition of Keeping Up With... was written by Jennifer L. Adams and Kevin B. Gunn. Jennifer L. A Multilingual Lexicon for a Multilingual Discipline – #LexiconSE (beta) A Lexicon of Scholarly Editing The Babel of Scholarly Editing In November 2009, the topic of the annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship was Texts beyond Borders: Multilingualism and Textual Scholarship (19-21 November 2009).

The Association for Computers and the Humanities The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is a major professional society for the digital humanities. We support and disseminate research and cultivate a vibrant professional community through conferences, publications, and outreach activities. ACH is based in the US, but boasts an international membership (as of November 2015, representing 21 countries worldwide). What is DH? Digital humanities is a broad term encompassing a wide range of subject domains and communities of practice, including computer-assisted research, pedagogy, and software and content development in humanistic disciplines like literature and language studies, history, or philosophy. DH also engages with the critical relationship between digital technologies and humanities methods, and the ways they may influence each other.

Mapping American History Introduction Mapping American History, a First Year Seminar, will challenge you to write, research, and analyze historical sources in increasingly sophisticated ways. You will constantly be writing and receiving feedback on your work from your peers, writing specialists, and your professors. The class project is designed to focus your attention on a single place, using that focus to see how that place has changed over time using a variety of sources and methods. This course will also give you a coherent sense of the history of Richmond.

American Legislation Project A compilation of public domain online sources for state sessions laws, journals, reports, and statutory compilations, from 1800-1920. Sessions laws encompass all of the legislation passed in a single session of a state legislature, usually published annually or biennially. Journals and reports record the proceedings and at times the deliberations of the legislative sessions. » About Journal of Digital Humanities The Journal of Digital Humanities (ISSN 2165-6673) is a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features scholarship, tools, and conversations produced, identified, and tracked by members of the digital humanities community through Digital Humanities Now. Initiated by the PressForward project, the Journal of Digital Humanities is an experiment in sourcing and distributing scholarly communication on the open web. The Journal of Digital Humanities selects content from the Editors’ Choice pieces from Digital Humanities Now, which highlights the best scholarship — in whatever form — that drives the field of digital humanities field forward. The Journal of Digital Humanities provides three additional layers of evaluation, review, and editing to the pieces initially identified by Digital Humanities Now.

Digital Research American Legislation Project A compilation of public domain sources for state sessions laws, journals, reports, and statutory compilations, from 1800-1920. Sessions laws encompass all of the legislation passed in a single session of a state legislature, usually published annually or biennially. Journals and reports record the proceedings and at times the deliberations of the legislative sessions. 18thConnect - TypeWright TypeWright1 is a tool for correcting the text-version of a document made up of page images. These text-versions are crucially necessary: they are what enables full-text searching, datamining, preserving, and curating2 texts of historical importance. Right now, the text running behind the page images of these texts has been mechanically typed,3 leaving behind errors that need to be corrected by human eyes and hands. Our contracts with Gale and Proquest allow any person or group who corrects a text to be given that text when finished correcting it to use as they wish.

Mapping the Trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel, 1769-1794 The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (FBTEE) project is a digital humanities project of international significance mapping the production, marketing, dissemination, policing, and reception of books (and hence ideas) in the late eighteenth century. It aims to bring together and make interoperable and publicly available in a single digital resource multiple historical bibliometric databases. The first of these databases is now available on line via this site. A second stage of the project’s development is being funded by the Australian Research Council and Western Sydney University, where the project is now based. For details of this project and work in progress.

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