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Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities

I’m very excited to see the announcement go out today for the April, 2013 symposium “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities.” This symposium, I hope, will make some truly new and valuable connections between the digital humanities and bioinformatics communities.  I’d like to share a bit of background on how the workshop came about.

Posted: August 4, 2012
data integration map of railroads and shops, US, 1880
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One Culture: “Urgent, Pointed, and Even Disruptive”

An independent council that studies critical issues for libraries and archives has concluded that the advanced computational techniques that are necessary to extract useful data from huge collections will require humanities scholars to fundamentally alter their definition of research.

Posted: July 8, 2012
CoCensus pilot testing
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CoCensus: Engaging with Census Data in the Museum

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are developing a new kind of museum exhibit that allows visitors to learn about their cultural heritage by interacting with census data on a dynamic map display.

Posted: July 1, 2012
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Visualizing Emancipation Project Launches

The University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab recently launched “Visualizing Emancipation

Posted: April 26, 2012
files for the transcription project
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The Scripto Transcription Tool

Scripto, an on-line transcription tool funded through the NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant program, allows volunteers to transcribe hand-written historic documents.

Posted: September 5, 2011
Screen shots from the Murder on Beacon Hill iPhone application
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Handheld History: Murder on Beacon Hill

Walking Cinema: Murder on Beacon Hill, an ODH-supported, location-aware mobile application, became the first iPhone app to be featured at a major international film festival.

Posted: June 30, 2011
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New York Times on the Digital Humanities

On November 17th, the New York Times presented the first in a series of articles about the digital humanities.

Posted: November 18, 2010
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NEH Grantees Experiment with New Kinds of Peer Review

You know a revolution is brewing when digital humanities makes the front page of the New York Times. The article -- "Scholars Test Web Alternative to the Venerable Peer Review" by Patricia Cohen -- discusses two NEH/ODH-funded Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant projects that are exploring new methods of scholarly publishing, communications, and peer review.

Posted: August 23, 2010