DiRT Directory Visits King’s College London: Reflections on Software Sustainability in DH

On November 12 - 13, I had the opportunity to represent DiRT Directory at a workshop on user interface and software sustainability in the humanities and social sciences, hosted by the Center for e-Research (CeRch) at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London.

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Interdisciplinary Working Group for Computational Text Analysis Formed at the D-Lab

Text analysis is just one of a variety of methods at the disposal of digital humanists. With the application of computational methods, scholars can perform "distant reading" (Franco Moretti) or "macroanalysis" (Matthew Jockers) of large collections of text, such as a corpus of 2,958 19th century British novels. Robert K.

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Digital Humanities at Berkeley receives $2 million grant

Participants and organizers in the #HackFSM digital humanities hackathon

Digital Humanities at Berkeley has received a $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as reported by the UC Berkeley News Center:

“This grant will enable us to offer intensive summer training workshops for faculty and students, to introduce them to a range of tools and methods, while providing the critical frameworks for reflection on their impact,” said [Dean of Arts and Humanities Anthony] Cascardi.

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Social Science Matrix seminar tackles issues around digital prosopography

BPS screenshot

Berkeley Prosopography Services (BPS) is a digital tool kit that supports the disambiguation of namesakes in text corpora, computes social network metrics, and generates interactive visualizations of those networks.  Within the framework of the Social Science Matrix Prospecting Seminars, BPS is developing new research partners, both on and off campus.

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Request for proposals and information session

Digital Humanities at Berkeley would like to encourage UC Berkeley faculty, graduate students and staff to apply for grants for creating new digital humanities courses, integrating digital humanities components into existing courses, and for collaborative research. The full RFP is now available. Applicants must submit a brief statement of interest by December 12, 2014. Proposals are due January 12, 2015, with notification by February 10, 2015.

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