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Digital Humanities

Faculty and graduate students embarking on a digital humanities project can use the resources in the Scholarly Commons to make connections, explore tools and obtain data.

A digital humanities project — one that applies computing tools to humanities research — encompasses a wide range of work, research methods, and tasks such as:

  • Building an image archive and annotating the images with metadata.
  • Transcribing manuscripts and marking them up in TEI for text encoding and text mining.
  • Creating a map with linked data and annotations.

English and Digital Humanities Librarian Harriett Green can assist researchers at any stage of a project, as well as  connect researchers with other colleagues at Illinois working in the digital humanities, including scholars at the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS),Illinois Informatics Institute (I3 or  "I-cubed") and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH).

Tools with Illinois origins include:

  • SEASR: A research and development environment at NCSA that creates cutting-edge digital humanities and data mining tools such as the Meandre enivronment.
  • MONK: A text mining tool designed to help humanities scholars discover and analyze patterns in the texts they study.

Resources in the Scholarly Commons

Experts: Harriett Green, JoAnn Jacoby, Betsy Kruger

Software: ABBYY Fine Reader, ATLAS.ti, MONK, NVivo, oXygen

Hardware: Please see the Digitization page for more information about scanning text for analysis.

Bookmarks: Digital humanities resources on our delicious.com bookmarks