Digital Resources on the Web British Library http://www.bl.ukhttp://www.bl.uk Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi http://www.cvma.ac.uk/ http://www.cvma.ac.uk/ William Blake Archive http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/ Early English Books Online EEBO http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home Perseus http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/ Old Bailey On-Line www.oldbaileyonline.orgwww.oldbaileyonline.org
Digital Humanities Electronic editions On-line databases Publishing medium Research tools New methodologies – new questions? Communication/collaboration. It concerns how all of the above are used in scholarly research.
What is Humanities Computing? Not new – Father Robert Busa, 1949. Index Thomisticus. Huge and varied spectrum of disciplines. Source data are the products of human hand and mind. Took a long time for computer hardware and techniques to advance Digitised sources + computing tools + appropriate knowledge.
Humanities Data Text Numerical Data Images Sound Moving Images Spatial Data Means of rendering content visible – Metadata. (SGML, XML, TEI)
Computing Tools Methods common to all disciplines Discovering – Communication Annotation Comparing Referring - linking Sampling – search by query-sampling Illustrating – elucidating, diagrams etc Representing - publishing
Online communities Antiquist: an online community of people working with computing in the heritage sectorAntiquist Digital Classicist : humanities computing applied to research into the ancient worldDigital Classicist Digital Medievalist: medievalists working with digital mediaDigital Medievalist Humanist: an electronic seminar on the application of computers to the humanitiesHumanist
Courses to follow AV1003 Second year modules (level 5) AV2001: Texts in the Digital Humanities (15 credits 1st semester) AV2002: Databases in the Digital Humanities (15 credits 2nd semester) AV2012: Research methods in the digital humanities (15 credits 2nd semester) Third year modules (level 6) AV3000: Independent research project in the digital humanities (30 credits full year) MA Programme see course pages: herehere
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