Digital Humanities

This page offers a basic overview of the wide field of Digital Humanities, albeit no more than a kind of web directory with some comments. There are three main sections: a general section with also attention to structures and organizations, a section on a number of themes, and a section with overviews of relevant projects. Some websites might figure easily under two or more headings or under a different heading. A number of themes and aspects clearly deserve more attention here. You are welcome to suggest any additions.

I created the first version of this page during the summer 2019 at my blog Glossae about a twelfth-century fragment of the Digest with early glosses. The overview seemed to fit here equally, with of course some adjustments.

General

Introductions and basic guides

Bibliographies

Introductory books

Portals

Repertories for DH-tools

Blogs

Digital Humanities Now is a blog aggregator with a very large list of blogs and feeds.

Structures for and in Digital Humanities:

Organizations

National organizations

Calendars

DH laboratories – a selection

Education and training

Journals

Special journal issues about DH

Discussion forums and news lists

Some themes

Auxiliary tools for text editions

Bibliographic tools

Books on Digital Humanities and history

Collation software

Data Curation

Data Visualisation

  • Selected tools, Datavisualization.ch
  • Data Visualisation, The Digital Panopticon: Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925 – an introduction with a tools overview and a concise bibliography

Digital Preservation

Evaluating digital scholarship: Guidelines

Geospatial Tools

History of DH

Images

  • RetroReveal – an online tool to enlarge contrast of images; access after free registration– freeware
  • Colourise SG – an online tool for moderately colouring black-and-white photographs – freeware
  • ImageJ – a tool for editing images
  • Metabotnik – an online tool for reliable enlarging of images while maintaining sharpness – freeware

Manuscripts

Open Data

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

  • OCR4ALL, GitHub – especially for old printed books
  • Historical and Mulitingual OCR, Northeastern University – a report from 2017
  • OCR-D [OCR Development], Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – in German and English

Platforms for digitally editing texts in manuscripts and prints

Standards

Studies and book series

Single books:

Text analysis

Tools for digital editions

  • Archetype – a toolkit
  • Digital Mappa – another toolkit
  • Oriflamms – a toolkit from France, now used for dealing with medieval manuscripts, accompanied by a blog
  • T-PEN: Transcription for Palaeographical and Editorial Notation

Overviews of projects

Corpora

Country overviews

Digitized manuscrpts and books in IIIF-Viewers

Examples of digital editions

HISGIS projects

Linked Open Data

  • Nomisma – a platform with datasets for a consortium of numismatic collections

Open Access

The Bielefeld Academic Searche Engine (BASE) offers three overviews of the repositories it harvests, most of them in open access.

Spatial data

Other overviews