PROJECT: The Dinner Party Wikipedia Project

Alexandra Thom of the Brooklyn Museum discusses her experience with The Dinner Party Wikipedia project. The Dinner Party is an installation by Judy Chicago featuring the names of 1,038 women in history, and the project aimed to provide Wikipedia citations for all 1,038 women. Thom discusses the challenges she faced in the project, both in ...

PROJECT: Founders Online

The National Archives has beta launched Founders Online, a collection of over 119,000 transcribed and annotated documents from six of the major shapers of the United States: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton. The site, a cooperation between National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the University of ...

PROJECT: Current Happenings in Digital Humanities

What’s new in Digital Humanities? Matthew Kirschenbaum tasked his undergraduate English class (ENGL668K) at the University of Maryland with a critical curation assignment “to provide primary and secondary documentation answering the question, ‘What has happened in digital humanities that hadn’t yet happened on January 22, 2013 (the day before we started our class)?'” The resulting website brings ...

PROJECT: Museums and the Web

The 17th annual Museums and the Web, an “annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage,” was held in Portland, Oregon, April 17-20, 2013. The winners of the MW2013 Best of the Web contest are posted, and feature an excellent selection of sites and applications that make use ...

PROJECT: Telling Data: Artifacts and the Digital Humanities

At last week’s DH: The Next Generation symposium at Simmons College, a group from Harvard’s metaLAB presented on Data Artifacts. The research initiative: seeks to understand the collections data of libraries and other institutions as cultural objects—as artifacts, things assembled by human hands and minds, with stories to tell and values to express. In particular, ...

PROJECT: Announcing the Praxis Network

Last week the University of Virginia’s Scholar’s Lab announced the launch of the Praxis Network, featuring graduate programs at the University of Virginia, Michigan State University, CUNY Graduate Center, University College London, and Duke University, and undergraduate programs at Hope College and Brock University. The network is: a new partnership of innovative graduate and undergraduate ...

DIGITAL PROJECT: Lincoln Logarithms: Finding Meaning in Sermons

Lincoln Logarithms, a new project from the Digital Scholarship Commons at Emory University, uses four text analysis tools, MALLET, Voyant, Paper Machines, and Viewshare, to examine 57 full text sermons given on the occasion of Lincoln’s assassination. Interesting enough in its own right, the project also explicitly addresses some the major obstacles in DH projects: ...

PROJECT: transcribe.unl.edu: Collaborative transcription at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has unveiled the first project in its effort to transcribe digitized documents through crowd-sourcing. UNL “alumni, students, and friends” are invited to volunteer to transcribe the collection of UNL’s historical Cornhusker yearbooks. The transcription project arose through a collaboration between the Archives & Special Collections, the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), ...