In the summer and autumn of 2020, Dr Naomi Wells (Institute of Modern Languages Research), Dr Christopher Ohge (Institute of English Studies), Dr Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies) and Jonathan Blaney (Institute of Historical Research) ran a series of digital humanities (DH) research training workshops on text encoding and data visualisation. Here, they explain the […]
We’ve all heard about the digital revolution in the arts and humanities: digital humanities some call it, a major part of which is using computers to conduct data-driven analyses of complex materials like literature. ‘There are a lot of drawbacks (and benefits) to this “new” discipline, or set of disciplines, or passing fancy, however you […]
Michael Pidd, director of the University of Sheffield’s Digital Humanities Institute, explains how, while trying to understand the evolution of early modern thought by modelling the semantic and conceptual changes which occurred in English printed discourse between c.1500 and c.1800, they created a powerfully transparent tool for exploring texts in meaningful ways.
MPhil/PhD student Francielle Carpenedo, on her work at the Institute of Modern Languages Research and affiliation with its ‘Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’ project.
What are edge cases, and why do they matter? Dr James O’Sullivan, a digital arts and humanities lecturer at University College Cork, puts flippancy aside to unpick these uncanny constructs that are born of digital apparatus and reside somewhere between book and not book.
Michael Pidd, director of the Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Sheffield, and developer Katherine Rogers, explain how they used an ‘ology’ to overcome the mixed data challenge thrown up by their AHRC-funded ‘Beyond the Multiplex’ project.
Dr James O’Sullivan, a lecturer in digital arts and humanities at University College Cork, explains why institutions need to think very carefully about the demarcation between public and digital humanities, because while they are related, they are not necessarily the same thing.
Christina Kamposiori, programme officer at Research Libraries UK, introduces a new report, published in July, entitled ‘The role for research libraries in the creation, curation, archiving, and preservation of tools for Digital Humanities research’. Its findings demonstrated the value of collaboration between librarians and researchers in the field.
It used to be known as HRI Digital, now it is called The Digital Humanities Institute. Michael Pidd, who leads the team at the University of Sheffield’s digital humanities centre, explains why. On 17 January 2016, HRI Digital changed its name to The Digital Humanities Institute | Sheffield, thereby establishing digital humanities as a distinctive […]
With historical Hansard fully searchable by speaker and party for the first time, thanks to the ‘Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data’ project based at the Institute of Historical Research, it is now possible easily to explore how particular issues have been discussed in the House of Commons over decades and even centuries, explains Jane Winters, […]