Posts tagged: digital humanities
Qu’il s’agisse de discours ou de techniques, il semble vraisemblable que de solides connaissances dans le domaine de la philologie, de la linguistique, et par conséquent des langues anciennes, représentent un avantage certain pour s’orienter dans une réalité contemporaine aux contours toujours mouvants. […] En parallèle, il semble nécessaire de réfléchir aux bases d’un enseignement critique sur les nouvelles technologies numériques; un enseignement qui donne les outils pour comprendre les bases du fonctionnement des technologies de l’information, mais aussi pour reconnaître et analyser les interactions complexes qui se tissent entre elles et nous au niveau de nos processus cognitifs.
I designed the workshop so that it moved through four phases, with the goal of participants ultimately walking away with concrete ideas about how they might integrate digital approaches into their own teaching
I argue here that historians would be well served to expand their notion of what it means to read—as oppose to analyze—a text or set of texts with digital methods.
Posted January 28, 2013
Co-located with NAACL-HLT 2013 June 13 or 14, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Submission deadline: March 1, 2013
The amount of literary material available on-line keeps growing rapidly: there are machine-readable texts from libraries, collections and e-book stores, as well as…
Eide, Øyvind, University of Oslo, Unit for Digital Documentation, Norway, firstname.lastname@example.org
How can a reading of a textual description of a landscape be expressed as a map? Maps form a medium different from verbal texts, and the differences have consequences not only for how things are said, but also for what can be said at all using maps. Where are these limitations to be found?
In this abstract, I will discuss the relationship between verbal and map based geographical communication. I have created a model of the geographical information read from a source text, then tried to express the contents of the model as maps. I will show that types of geographical information exist that can be stored in and read from verbal texts, but which are impossible to express as geographical maps without significant loss of meaning.
object of study
I used a set of Scandinavian border protocols from the eighteenth century (Schnitler 1962) as source material for this research. The text is based on interrogations about geography with more than 100 different persons, of whom many presumably did not use maps very much if at all. It was created in a society, or a set of societies, on the brink of the transformation from oral to written cultures, where some were firmly placed within the written culture, while others had only been exposed to the activity of reading texts for a few decades. The voices in the text represent persons coming from different ethnic and professional backgrounds, e.g., Sami reindeer herders, Norwegian farmers, and Danish military officers, thus bringing a set of different perspectives into the geographical conversation.
In 2010, I had a long paper about the history of German translations of Othello rejected by a prestigious journal. The reviewer wrote: “The Shakespeare Industry doesn’t need more information about world Shakespeare. We need navigational aids.” About the same time, David Berry turned me on to Digital Humanities. I got a team together (credits) and we’ve built some cool new tools.
Digital Humanities takes many organizational forms at small liberal arts colleges, ranging from centers to initiatives to working groups to one dedicated scholar. This page indexes and links to the web presence of digital humanities at small liberal arts colleges within the NITLEnetwork. ..
Small Liberal Arts Colleges
Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, Tri-Co Digital Humanities Initiative
Davidson College, Scholarship in the Digital Age
Hamilton College, Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi)
Haverford College, Tri-Co Digital Humanities Initiative
Lewis & Clark College, Watzek Digital Initiatives
Occidental College, Center for Digital Learning and Research
Richard Stockton College, South Jersey Center for Digital Humanities
University of Richmond, Digital Scholarship Lab
Wesleyan University, Digital Humanities Resource Guide
Wheaton College, Digital Humanities (page is out of date; Wheaton has a faculty working group)