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Debates in the Digital Humanities

Debates in the Digital Humanities

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What is the Spatial Turn? · Spatial Humanities “Landscape turns” and “spatial turns” are referred to throughout the academic disciplines, often with reference to GIS and the neogeography revolution that puts mapping within the grasp of every high-school student. By “turning” we propose a backwards glance at the reasons why travelers from so many disciplines came to be here, fixated upon landscape, together. For the broader questions of landscape – worldview, palimpsest, the commons and community, panopticism and territoriality — are older than GIS, their stories rooted in the foundations of the modern disciplines. These terms have their origin in a historic conversation about land use and agency. Read the Introduction. About the Author

Sexual Dimorphism Edited by Hiroshi Moriyama, ISBN 978-953-51-1075-0, 140 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 27, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 licenseDOI: 10.5772/2960 Sexual Dimorphism- Various biological studies on the subject of sex differences have been published. The subjects of these studies are not only humans, but also other mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, extending to ostracoda in the Paleozoic era. Palladio Palladio is a toolset for easy upload and careful investigation of data. It is an intertwined set of visualizations designed for complex, multi-dimensional data. It is a product of the "Networks in History" project that has its roots in another humanities research project based at Stanford: Mapping the Republic of Letters (MRofL). MRofL produced a number of unique visualizations tied to individual case studies and specific research questions.

Cultural Heritage Archive Open System På dansk CHAOS:\_ is an open source collaboration. We work to lower the cost of disseminating cultural heritage online. Together we have developed technologies that helps us archive, search and present videos, sounds, images and text on the internet. Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling Learning to program in a NetLogo package is mainly a process by learning-by-doing. By working through tutorials and example models, you will become familiar with the basics of the language and where you have to look for solutions to the problems you encounter. A few basic elements of the NetLogo language are discussed in the following paragraphs. Forward 50 Right 90 Forward 50 Right 90 Forward 50 Right 90 Forward 50 Right 90

Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian's Macroscope Welcome to the companion site for Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian’s Macroscope, published by Imperial College Press. If you want to buy a copy, you can purchase one for $39.00 USD. Feel free to visit our original live-written fully open draft website, which is still online – and if you like what you see, you can always buy the book! On this site you will find code, essays (things we liked from the draft that did not fit), and datafiles that go with our book. The first draft’s interactive visualizations can be found here.

Climatic Risk Atlas of European Butterflies There has been increasing recognition over the past decade that climate change represents a real threat to biodiversity. Butterflies are the insect group with the best historical information on distributions, and have already shown clear evidence of range shifts consistent with the effects of climate warming. Relatively comprehensive distribution data for European butterflies, collected by a multitude of professional and amateur entomologists and compiled as an atlas by Otakar Kudrna, has now permitted the production by Josef Settele and colleagues of this Climatic Risk Atlas, an ambitious venture modelling the effects of climate change on 294 European butterfly species. The aims of the Atlas are set out in the Foreword: to provide a visual aid to communicate climate change risks for biodiversity; to present information that could help prioritise conservation for a large taxonomic group; and to reach a broad audience for scientific predictions of climate change impacts on biodiversity.

Historical Network Research 1) Start with some introductory texts on Social Network Analysis Among the general HNR articles in the Bibliography, Scott Weingart’s blog post series “Networks Demystified” and Claire Lemercier’s article “Formal network methods in history” are particularly useful to get you ideas. To get a first idea of Social Network Analysis terminology and concepts, you may find this Cheat Sheet helpful. A great resource which will help you understand what you can expect from Social Network Analysis is Valdis Krebs’ Network Discovery Matrix.

The Importance of Common Metrics for Advancing Social Science Theory and Research: A Workshop Summary Overview Authors Rose Maria Li, Rapporteur; Committee on Advancing Social Science Theory: The Importance of Common Metrics; National Research Council Description In February 2010, the National Research Council convened a workshop to investigate the feasibility of developing well-grounded common metrics to advance behavioral and social science research, both in terms of advancing the development of theory and increasing the utility of research for policy and practice. The Workshop on Advancing Social Science Theory: The Importance of Common Metrics had three goals:

Spatial Humanities This five-year project runs from 2012-16 and is funded by the European Research Council under a Starting Researcher Grant. Our aim is to create a step-change in how place, space and geography are explored in the Humanities. Building on Lancaster University’s technical expertise in Digital Humanities, Corpus Linguistics and Geospatial Analysis, as well as its applied expertise in the history of the English Lake District, we are developing and applying methodologies for analysing unstructured texts—including large corpora of historical books, periodicals and official reports—within a Geographic Information Systems (or GIS) environment.

Forum: The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Europe In October and November 2014, H-Soz-Kult publishes a series of essays on "The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Europe". Please find the published texts of this essay series here: Editorial Editorial: The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Europeby Torsten Kahlert and Claudia Prinz, Humboldt-University of Berlin The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Sweden: Past, Present and Future of Digital Historyby Thomas Nygren, HUMlab, Umeå University, Department of Education, Uppsala University and Department of History, Stanford University; Anna Foka, HUMlab, Umeå University; Philip I. Buckland, Department of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies, Umeå University