For the next semester, I’m going to be sitting in on a class in the School of Information at UT Austin. The class is called “Digital Humanities” and is taught by a new faculty member, Tanya Clement. Most assignments will be submitted via blog, so I’ll double-post mine here and to the class blog.
For me, Digital Humanities is a way of doing projects in the humanities. It’s a bit broader than the old term, Humanities Computing, which was more about using computers to analyze humanities materials using techniques taken from computer science and related fields. Digital Humanities can include not only the analysis but also the presentation of the materials themselves.
I’ve created a quick Prezi with five DH projects I’m interested in at
http://prezi.com/_r-u_27kbuue/digitalhumanities/. The projects are:
- Electronic Beowulf (http://ebeowulf.uky.edu/)
- Virtual Williamsburg (http://www.williamsburg1776.org/)
- Variations3 (http://variations.sourceforge.net/)
- PhillyHistory (http://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoArchive/)
I’ll post more information about each later.