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Definition

The goal of many researchers in the digital humanities is to begin to integrate technology into their scholarly activities,  such as the use of text-analytic techniques; GIS; commons-based peer collaboration; interactive games and multimedia in the research and teaching of history, philosophy, literature, religious studies or sociology. It is defined methodologically by the belief that means of knowledge-making, dispersal, and collection are common among the disciplines that make up the liberal arts. […] these common activities ... [are]: discovering, annotating, comparing, referring, sampling, illustrating and representing. (From Wikipedia Digital Humanities – read more… )

Linked Data: Exposing your Data on the Web; Linked Data in Collaborative Work

Tools for publishing structured data and collaborating on the web: a guide for the perplexed.
Milan Stankovic and Philippe Laublet
STIH – Université Paris-Sorbonne; HYPIOS

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Tools

eCultureMap
The eCultureMap is a geographical map connecting and visualizing digital content in a national context (with national portals) and in an international context such as Europeana. The eCultureMap is a simple, interactive map that can be used by the general public and professionals on mobile devices and desktops. The current version of the map displays over three million digital heritage objects from European museums, libraries and archives published on Europeana. The guidelines for use and reuse of the eCultureMap content are presented in the booklet ‘eCultureMap: How cultural institutions can benefit from geolocalised content’ published by the AthenaPlus project.
www.athenaplus.eu/getFile.php?id=605/

DiRT – Digital Research Tools Wiki
This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively.
http://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/

Pundit
PUNDIT is a semantic annotation tool that enables you to create annotations to web pages in Linked Open Data - whether working on texts, graphics, pictures, or maps. ASK is a web service that enables you to create and query notebooks based on annotations made in Pundit. The tools make it possible to share annotations with colleagues, reuse them to develop interesting visualisations and create a semantic knowledge network. They come with a suite of multilingual manuals and step-by-step tutorials.
http://wiki.dm2e.eu/Main_Page#Pundit_and_Ask_Documentation

Discovery Project
Produced two sets of tools: Philosource, a federation of semantic digital libraries in the field of philosophy and Philospace, a network of personal desktop applications used to enrich the content of Philosource with semantic annotations.
http://www.discovery-project.eu/home.html
http://net7sviluppo.com/trac/talia

The Quick Start Guide – Open Scholarly Communities in the Web
This site hosts useful material for building your own digitisation, semantic digital library & Open Access publishing platform. Some of the content of this site has been produced by the working groups of the A32 COST Action.

Zotero
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.
http://www.zotero.org/

WordHoard – Close reading and scholarly analysis of texts
An application for the close reading and scholarly analysis of deeply tagged texts (February 2010)
http://wordhoard.northwestern.edu/userman/index.html

TAPoR – Tex Analysis Portal for Research
Human and computing infrastructure for text analysis. This portal will be a gateway to tools for sophisticated analysis and retrieval, along with representative texts for experimentation.
http://tapor.humanities.mcmaster.ca/home.html

Open Access and Institutional Repositories with ePrints
Information and resources to make open access a reality within your own institution: open source software and support, commercial hosting, training and development services and also open access advice and information.
http://www.eprints.org/

ECHO ToolCenter (last update: 2007)
http://echo.gmu.edu/toolcenter-wiki/index.php?title=Category:Tools

Juxta
Juxta is an open-source cross-platform tool for comparing and collating multiple witnesses to a single textual work
http://www.juxtasoftware.org/about.html

Collex
Open-source collections- and exhibits-builder designed to aid humanities scholars working in digital collections. Collex leverages current developments in folksonomy and semantic-web technology to perform data mining operations and enhance knowledge discovery.
http://www.nines.org/about/software/collex.html

IVANHOE
A shared, online playspace for readers interested in exploring how acts of interpretation are made and in reflecting on what those acts might mean. The explorations come as active interventions in the textual field that is the target of the readers' interests.
http://www.nines.org/about/software/ivanhoe.html

MONK
MONK is a digital environment designed to help humanities scholars discover and analyze patterns in the texts they study.
http://www.monkproject.org/

Digital Humanities Now
A real-time, crowdsourced publication. It takes the pulse of the digital humanities with pointers to articles and projects.
http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/

Heurist
Heurist is a sophisticated eResearch tool for managing web bookmarks, references, notes, and a wide range of research data.
http://heuristscholar.org/heurist/

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Reports

Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure for Aggregating Jewish Content by Dov Winer
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This article sums up the work of Judaica Europeana in bringing together European and North American providers of Jewish content, the European Commission initiatives for aggregation of cultural content, and the new Web technologies of Linked Data that are deployed at such digital services platforms as Europeana.eu and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
Published in Judaica Librarianship, Vol. 18, 2014. ISSN: 2330-2976.
http://ajlpublishing.org/jl/

Working Together or Apart: Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship
Report of a Workshop Cosponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources and The National Endowment for the Humanities – March, 2009.
www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub145abst.html

Intersections: History and New Media
in Perspectives Online 47:5 May 2009, American Histotical Association
www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/2009/0905/

Summit on Digital Tools for the Humanities. University of Virginia, 2005
Four fundamental processes of humanities scholarship were identified which may be dramatically changed by the use of information technology:  Interpretation, Exploration of Resources, Collaboration and Visualization of Time, Space, & Uncertainty
www.iath.virginia.edu/dtsummit/SummitText.pdf

JISC – Research 3.0 How are digital technologies revolutionizing research?
Reviews JISC activities concerning digital science and scholarship.  Include a video ‘How digital technologies are creating a new paradigm in research’. The Open Science report and the Time Data Revolution supplement.

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Digital Humanities Centers

Directory: centerNet – An International Network of Digital Humanities Centers
http://digitalhumanities.org/centernet/?page_id=4

The National Centre for Text Mining
The first publicly-funded text mining centre in the world. It provides text mining services in response to the requirements of the UK academic community.
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/services/textmining.aspx                  

JISC Arts and Humanities Data Services
The AHDS is organised via subject centres in five separate subject areas (archaeology, history, literature, languages and linguistics, the performing arts and the visual arts).  It collects, preserves and disseminates high-quality digital resources,

AHDS History: One of the five centers of the Arts and Humanities Data Service and collects, preserves, and promotes the use of digital resources, which result from or support historical research, learning and teaching
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/services/ahds.aspx   
http://ahds.ac.uk/history/index.htm

NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship)
A scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first.
http://www.nines.org/about/what_is.html

Digital Humanities at Yale
This group will consider the expanding practices, vocabulary, and research methods germane to digital humanities across disciplines.
http://digitalhumanities.yale.edu/links/#history             
http://digitalhumanities.yale.edu/readings/

European History Primary Sources (EHPS)
EHPS is an index of scholarly websites that offer online access to digitised primary sources on the history of Europe. The websites listed on EHPS are not only meta-sources but also include invented archives and born-digital sources. Each website listed has a short description and is categorised according to country, language, period, subject and type of source. The portal can be searched in a variety of ways. The websites can be accessed for free, although sometimes registration is required.
http://primary-sources.eui.eu/

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Selected Conferences

Digital Humanities 2010   7-10 July London
http://dh2010.cch.kcl.ac.uk/home.html

Third International MARGOT Conference: The Digital Middle Ages: Teaching and Research June 2010
http://margot.uwaterloo.ca/DMAConference/index.html

The Past's Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge work in the Humanities February 2010http://digitalhumanities.yale.edu/pdp/

Digital Humanities Sessions at the 2010 American Historical Association Meeting
http://www.dancohen.org/2009/12/22/digital-humanities-sessions-at-the-2010-aha-meeting/

Workshop on APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for the Digital Humanities
Network in Canadian History and Evironment, October 2009
http://niche-canada.org/digital-infrastructure/apiworkshop

Tools for Scholarly Editing over the Web, Birmingham, September 2009
http://www.arts-humanities.net/blog/craig_bellamy/report_back_tools_
scholarly_editing_over_web_birmingham_24_september

Journal of American History - The Promise of Digital History
“Interchange” discussion that took place online over the course of several months in the winter of 2008.
http://www.journalofamericanhistory.org/issues/952/interchange/index.html

Tools for Data-Driven Scholarship – October 2008
Center for History and New Media / Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
http://mith.umd.edu/tools/?page_id=60    

Using New Technologies to Explore Cultural Heritage NEH/CNR Conference, Oct. 5, 2007
http://www.neh.gov/DigitalHumanities/Conference_07Oct/DH_Conference.html

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Digital Humanities Actions, Coalitions and Associations

COST A32 – Open Scholarly Communities in the Web
The main objective of the project is to create a virtual infrastructure which will enable a de-localized community of scholars in humanities to engage in collaborative research and to publish their results on the Web. This infrastructure shall also function as an advanced e-learning system for graduate students and young researchers.
http://qsg.barbz.org/           
http://wab.aksis.uib.no/wab_cost-a32.page                  

Interedition COST Action IS0704: An Interoperable Supranational Infrastructure for Digital Editions
Our aim is to promote the interoperability of the tools and methodology we use in the field of digital scholarly editing and research. To encourage the creators of tools for textual scholarship to make their functionality available to others, and to promote communication between scholars
http://www.interedition.eu/         
http://www.interedition.eu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
         
http://interedition.huygensinstituut.nl/

Office of Digital Humanities – National Endowment for the Humanities
Our primary mission is to help coordinate the NEH's efforts in the area of digital scholarship. As in the sciences, digital technology has changed the way scholars perform their work. It allows new questions to be raised and has radically changed the ways in which materials can be searched, mined, displayed, taught, and analyzed
http://www.neh.gov/ODH/ResourceLibrary/tabid/61/Default.aspx

ITHAKA
ITHAKA helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. Ithaka S+R, the strategy and research arm of ITHAKA, works with initiatives and organizations to develop sustainable business models and conducts research and analysis on the impact of digital media on the academic community as a whole. JSTOR and Portico are efforts to increase access to scholarly materials
http://www.ithaka.org/

CHAIN – Coalition of Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks
http://www.arts-humanities.net/chain
The aim of CHAIN is to support and promote the use of digital technologies in research in the arts and humanities. Members include: arts-humanities.net (http://www.arts-humanities.net/) ;
ADHO - Association of Digital Humanities Organisations (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/);
CLARIN (http://www.clarin.eu/); centerNet (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/centernet/);
DARIAH (http://www.dariah.eu/); NoC - Network of Expert Centres in Great Britain and Ireland
(http://www.arts-humanities.net/noc/); Project Bamboo (http://projectbamboo.org/);
TextGrid (http://www.textgrid.de/)

Project Bamboo
http://projectbamboo.org
Effort that brings together researchers in arts and humanities, computer scientists, information scientists, librarians, and campus information technologists to tackle the question: How can we advance arts and humanities research through the development of shared technology services? (Mellon Foundation)

The Alliance of Digital Humanities
http://digitalhumanities.org
The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations is administered by a Steering Committee that represents...         
The Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing
(ALLC); The Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH);and The Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (SDH-SEMI)

Open access to scholarly information
Open Access (OA) is an umbrella term covering a number of implementation concepts which, in the words of the Berlin Declaration , support "open access to knowledge in the sciences and humanities". The open-access.net platform provides comprehensive information on OA and offers practical implementation advice.
http://open-access.net/de_en/about/

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Projects

The Friedberg Genizah Project
The Cairo Genizah, discovered at the end of the 19th century, is a collection of over 200,000 fragmentary Jewish medieval texts. The Friedberg Genizah Project (FGP) is locating the Genizah manuscripts and then identifying, cataloging, transcribing, translating, rendering them into digital format (i.e., photographing) and publishing them online.
http://www.genizah.org/

The Online Responsa Project
This database includes the full text of the Bible and its principal commentaries, the Babylonian Talmud with Rashi's commentary and Tosafot, the Jerusalem Talmud, the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides, Shulchan Aruch with commentaries, Midrashim, hundreds of books of responsa, and the Talmudic Encyclopedia, representing a period of over three thousand years of Jewish literary creativity.
http://www.biu.ac.il/JH/Responsa/

Projects based on the Open Scholarly Communities on the Web guidelines:

Schopenhauersource
http://www.schopenhauersource.org/navigate.php?page=base 

Nietzschesource
Web site devoted to the publication of scholarly content on the work and life of Friedrich Nietzsche. 
http://www.nietzschesource.org/

Wittgensteinsource
Scholarly editions of Wittgenstein's works and Nachlass.  Set of tools to retrieve and filter content.
Work with essays about Wittgenstein.
http://www.wittgensteinsource.org/

Daphnet 
Digital platforms dedicated to relevant authors and texts belonging to the history of scientific and |
http://www.daphnet.org/

Sophiavision 
300 video concerning authors and philosophical topics from the Greek antiquity to the contemporary philosophers.
http://www.sophiavision.org/

Optima 
Il s’agit de convertir une masse opaque de manuscrits autographes - inédits parce qu’illisibles - en un « avant-texte » transcrit et classé permettant d’interpréter les processus qui ont produit le texte. L’expérience portera sur plusieurs « grands corpus », comportant des modèles d’écritures diversifiés: à programmation scénarique (Flaubert), à structures séquentielles complexes (Proust, Valéry), à forme combinatoire (« fichier » Braudel).
http://www.item.ens.fr/index.php?id=14059

Woolfsource  - Virginai Woolf Source
http://www.woolfsource.org/navigate.php?page=base

TextGrid
Support access to and exchange of data in the arts and humanities by means of modern information technology (the grid). Serves as a virtual research environment for philologists, linguists, musicologists and art historians.
http://www.textgrid.de/en.html

CLARIN
CLARIN is committed to establish an integrated and interoperable research infrastructure of language resources and its technology.
\http://www.clarin.eu/

TEI – Text Encoding Initiative
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form. Its chief deliverable is a set of Guidelines which specify encoding methods for machine-readable texts, chiefly in the humanities, social sciences and linguistics.
http://www.tei-c.org/Support/Learn/#body.1_div.2

T.I.L.E Text Image Linking Environment (US and Ireland)
Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) will over two years develop a new web-based, modular, collaborative image markup tool for both manual and semi-automated linking between encoded text and image of text, and image annotation.
http://mith.info/tile/

e-Laborate:  Virtual Workspace for Social Sciences and Humanities (Netherlands)
The Huygens Instituut KNAW developed a digital for the making of text-editions and for textual research in online working environments: eLaborate. In eLaborate, researchers can create websites in which they can work, individually or with a group of collaborators, on the transcription and edition of a text.
http://www.e-laborate.nl/nl/

Pinakes (Italy)
A modeling environment for scientific heritage database applications. Thanks to the integration of different types of objects, such as instruments, manuscripts, texts, iconography a.o., Pinakes aims at transforming the traditional approach to the primary sources of the history of science into a sort of archeology of scientific knowledge.
http://pinakes.imss.fi.it

Humanities Information Practices – Oxford Internet Institute February – November 2010
A RIN funded study which aims to develop a sense of the range of information behaviours in the humanities. Through case studies, observations and interviews, this study will aim to understand how humanities scholars appropriate both analogue and digital resources in their work.
http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/?id=58

Aust-e-Lit: Collaborative Integration and annotation Services for Australian Literature Communities (Australia)
http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~eresearch/projects/aus-e-lit/

Editing Modernism in Canada (Canada)
http://editingmodernism.ca/

MARGOT: Moyen Age et Renaissance (Canada)
MARGOT is a long-term research project devoted to publishing fully searchable editions of generally inaccessible texts from the French Middle Ages and the Early Modern period (the Ancien Régime) or of texts in connection with a specific project from the same time period.
http://margot.uwaterloo.ca/

The Grub Street Project: Topographies of 18th Century London
The Grub Street Project is a digital edition of 18th-century London. It aims to map the city and its texts to create both a historically accurate visualization of the city's commerce and communications, and a record of how its authors and artists portrayed it.
http://grubstreetproject.net/

The Kierkegaard Edition Online (Denmark)
The purpose of the SKC is to carry out and promote Kierkegaard research from literary, theological and philosophical perspectives. An electronic version containing not only the full printed version, but also the collected drafts for published and unpublished works
http://www.sk.ku.dk/eng.asp

Vector
Vector is a journal that brings together visionary scholars with cutting-edge designers and technologies to propose a throrough rethinking of the dynamic relationship of form to content in academic research.
http://www.vectorsjournal.org/

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Resource Centres

Jewish Heritage Europe
Jewish Heritage Europe is an online resource centre and a clearing house for communication and information on projects, initiatives and other developments concerning Jewish heritage and Jewish heritage sites: restoration, funding, ongoing projects, best-practices, advisory services and more. JHE fosters contacts among Jewish communities, private individuals or bodies, foundations, state and civic organizations, monuments protection authorities and other interested parties. JHE publishes frequent newsfeeds and newsletters.
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/

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