The Digital
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                            Claudine Chionh

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The Digital
What are the digital humanities?                                  Humanities

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The Digital
The promise of digital history                                  Humanities

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The Digital
Conventional tools for data analysis      Humanities

                                        Claudine Chionh
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The Digital
XML                                   Humanities

                                    Claudine Chionh

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The Digital
Web 2.0                                             Humanities

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Founders and Survivors                             Humanities

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John Cozins                                                  Humanities

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Mary Ann Armstrong                                            Humanities

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Old Bailey Online                                           Humanities

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Further reading                                     Humanities

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The Digital Humanities

  1. 1. The Digital Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies Founders and The Digital Humanities Survivors Examples and A brief introduction further reading Claudine Chionh claudine@chionh.org October 2008
  2. 2. The Digital What are the digital humanities? Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies Founders and Survivors Collecting and preserving historical, literary, cultural Examples and further reading material Applying data mining and analysis techniques to this data – methods not available to previous generations of scholars Sharing data and results with other scholars and the general public using new media and web technologies
  3. 3. The Digital The promise of digital history Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies Founders and Survivors Examples and further reading Cohen and Rosenzweig: capacity, accessibility, flexibility, diversity, manipulability, interactivity, and hypertextuality (or nonlinearity)
  4. 4. The Digital Conventional tools for data analysis Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies Founders and Survivors Examples and SQL further reading R Perl Python etc.
  5. 5. The Digital XML Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies Founders and Survivors Examples and further reading Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) http://www.tei-c.org/ XML data visualisation: BaseX http://www.basex.org/
  6. 6. The Digital Web 2.0 Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies Founders and Sharing and collaboration between researchers: Survivors Examples and Wikis further reading CMS Basecamp Participatory history: Wikis Moderated access to databases
  7. 7. The Digital Founders and Survivors Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies Founders and Survivors Examples and further reading Convicts transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), 1804-1853 Approx 13,000 women and 25,000 men
  8. 8. The Digital John Cozins Humanities Claudine Chionh <name> Introduction <surname>Cozins</surname> Technologies <forename>John</forename> Founders and Survivors </name> Examples and <shipName>William Metcalf</shipName> further reading <dateArr>4/Sep/1834</dateArr> <sentencePlace>Oxford Asss</sentencePlace> <dateTrial>1/Mar/1834</dateTrial> <sentenceLength>Life</sentenceLength> <transportedFor>Beastiality</transportedFor> <reportGaol>imprisoned before, bad in every respect</reportGaol> <reportHulk>orderly</reportHulk> <marital>Single</marital> <offenceStated>having connexions with a Sheep, once for Apple Stealing 3 Months</offenceStated>
  9. 9. The Digital Mary Ann Armstrong Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies Founders and Survivors Examples and <name>Armstrong, Mary Ann.</name> ... further reading <remarks>Remarks. <complexion type=quot;fairquot;>Fair</complexion> <pockmarks>pockpitted</pockmarks>. <scar location=quot;nosequot;>Scar on Nose.</scar> <scar location=quot;left legquot;>Scar on left leg.</scar> </remarks>
  10. 10. The Digital Old Bailey Online Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 Founders and A fully searchable edition of the largest body of Survivors texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever Examples and further reading published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court. Digitisation of trial proceedings XML markup Saxon (XSLT/XQuery) MySQL http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/
  11. 11. The Digital Further reading Humanities Claudine Chionh Introduction Technologies Founders and Survivors Cohen and Rosenzweig: Digital History Examples and http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/ further reading Center for History and New Media: Essays http://chnm.gmu.edu/resources/essays/ Turkel: The Programming Historian http://niche.uwo.ca/programming-historian/ Turkel: Digital History Hacks http://digitalhistoryhacks.blogspot.com/
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