PROJECT: Around DH in 80 Days

Around DH in 80 Days has begun introducing a new DH project from around the globe, one on each day beginning June 20, 2014 (follow #arounddh on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed). The project “seeks to introduce new and veteran audiences to the global field of DH scholarly practice” as a way to both discover current ...

RESOURCE: Manuscriptlink

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) released several videos recently from their spring membership meeting, including video of a talk by Eric J. Johnson (Ohio State University) about a digital humanities initiative called Manuscriptlink. Together with a tools and metadata, Manuscriptlink “provides a worldwide ‘collective collection’ of virtual manuscripts from ca. 800 to ca. 1600, drawn from thousands of individual ...

PROJECT: ieldran, the Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Mapping Project

Katy Myers (Michigan State University) announced that ieldran, the Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Mapping Project built as part of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative (a partnership between Michigan State’s Department of Anthropology and Matrix), is live. The Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Mapping Project provides locations, summaries, and information about citation and collections for numerous cemeteries from the mid-5th to early 7th century ...

PROJECT: HubCab

MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory has shared HubCab, “an interactive map that captures the more than 170 million unique taxi trips that were made by around 13,500 taxi cabs within the City of New York in 2011.” More than a fascinating snapshot of a year in transit in New York City, the “analysis introduces the novel concept ...

PROJECT: Selfiecity

Selfiecity “investigates selfies using a mix of theoretic, artistic and quantitative methods.” The project, led by Lev Manovich, Mortiz Stefaner and several others, is a collection 3,200 “selfies” collected from five cities around the globe that critically examine a particular type of new media to reveal demographic and other patterns. The site includes an interactive ...

PROJECT: Calling All Walt Whitman Fans

The Chief Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, issued a call to assist The Walt Whitman Archive at the University of Nebraksa-Lincoln  in discovering new Walt Whitman documents. In 2011, the Archive discovered 3,000 documents penned by the famous author during his years working as a clerk in the Office of the Attorney General, ...

PROJECT: Mapping Books: Charting Former Owners of Penn’s Codex Manuscripts

Mitch Fraas shared his project leveraging library data “to visually display networks of provenance in our manuscript collection” at the University of Pennsylvania. Fraas offers insights on how he was able to transform MARC records into a visual map to learn more about previous owners of some of Penn’s manuscript collections and shares some of his future ...

PROJECT: NYPL Labs Building Inspector

The New York Public Library Labs team launched Building Inspector last week, an app that extracts, corrects, and analyzes data from fire insurance maps from the 1850s and 1860s. The Building Inspector presents a computer-generated outline of a building and asks the user to decide whether the outline matches the actual building. This user input ...

PROJECT: The History Education Pilot Takes Off

The European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO) is collaborating on a project aimed at re-using the digitized cultural heritage resources of Europeana. The history education pilot will offer history educators easy-to-find and free-to-use educational resources (sources, learning activities and tools) that are designed to stimulate historical thinking, multiperspectivity and active learning. The focus of the ...

PROJECT: Suppose There’s Some Connection: Visualizing Character Interactions in Ulysses for Bloomsday 2013

Amanda Visconti, Rhonda Armstrong, Regina Higgins, Steven Hoelscher, and Pamela Andrews have used Gephi to create visualizations of the network of character relationships in Ulysses. Each person examined 10 pages of the text for seven types of character interactions, such as “character thinking of another character” or “character observing another character.” Visconti also provides a ...

POST: Bringing Hidden Collections to Light with Viewshare

In an interview on The Signal conduced by Camille Salas, Julie Miller, historian at the Library of Congress, discusses her work creating a Viewshare “view,” a project that examines 18th and 19th century maritime documents. As a collection, these clearances, bills of health, receipts of payments of customs and lighthouse duties, bills of lading, and ship ...