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This article provides a response to a target article by Jäger (2019), in which an alternative method for the comparison of linguistic reconstruction systems is proposed that is not based on the edit distance.
This essay topic models Shakespeare’s Sonnets as an act of computational deformance in order to propose that word clouds are poems. The Sonnets have never been topic modeled: while there are legitimate mathematical objections to doing so, yet there are good reasons to bring together a highly useful tool and a canonical text, both to learn what t…[Read more]
Efforts on language documentation have been increasing in the past. While the amount of digital data of the world’s languages is increasing, only a small amount of the data is sustainable, since data reuse is often exacerbated by idiosyncratic formats and a negligence of standards that could help to increase the comparability of linguistic data.…[Read more]
The internet immerses us in waves of traumatic information, leaving us desperately crawling through media wreckage to make sense of the world. We are left alienated from a reality that never settles into a cohesive narrative. Media wreckage in my argumentation denotes the fragmentation of reality occasioned by the digital acting as the dominant…[Read more]
This is a summary of 12 contributions made by me for the blog “The Genealogical World of Phylogenetic Networks” in 2018. The contributions are shared in form of a PDF document with a table of contents that allows for a quick search of the contributions and offers also the direct links to the blog.
Johann-Mattis List deposited Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice. Tutorials on Computational Approaches to the History and Diversity of Languages. Volume I in the group Digital Humanists on Humanities Commons 3 weeks, 4 days ago
This document summarizes all contributions to the blog “Computer-Assisted Language Comparison in Practice” from 2018, online also available under https://calc.hypotheses.org.
A review of: PORTELA, Manuel; SILVA, António Rito [orgs.] (2017). LdoD Archive / Arquivo LdoD / Archivo LdoD [a collaborative digital archive of the Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa]. Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra.
Molly Des Jardin started the topic “Digital Humanities For East Asian Studies” workshop, June 1-4 2020 @ Penn in the discussion Digital Humanists on Humanities Commons 1 month ago
I’m pleased to announce that Paul Vierthaler of William & Mary and Molly Des Jardin of the Penn Libraries will be co-teaching a new workshop this year at University of Pennsylvania’s Dream Lab event, June 1-4, 2020, in Philadelphia PA: “Digital Humanities for East Asian Studies.” While there are always a lot of interesting workshops and events in…[Read more]
Massa por Argamassa apresenta uma exploração profunda de um dos maiores ilusionistas da literatura, Jorge Luis Borges. Seu conto “A Biblioteca de Babel” é um exemplar ilustre de sua capacidade lúdica, embora não somente devido ao mundo invertido que nele é imaginado, no qual uma biblioteca, que supostamente contém todas as combinações possíveis de…[Read more]
Building Digital Archives as We Fight, a panel sponsored by the Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association, will consider the affordances and challenges of building digital archives, as well as the ethical dimensions of using emerging technologies that affect the process and pace of digital archiving. Drawing on firsthand…[Read more]
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship seeks scholarly submissions on the technical, theoretical, cultural, and historical aspects of comics studies that gives vitality to the form and challenges readers’ assumptions about it. This document is the full call for papers published on 30th October 2019 on the journal web site.
Adelheid Heftberger deposited Kollision der Kader: Dziga Vertovs Filme, die Visualisierung ihrer Strukturen und die Digital Humanities in the group Digital Humanists on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
This book highlights the quantitative methods of data mining and information visualization and explores their use in relation to the films and writings of the Russian director, Dziga Vertov. The theoretical basis of the work harkens back to the time when a group of Russian artists and scholars, known as the “formalists,” developed new concepts of…[Read more]
This essay situates the file-sharing website AAARG (primarily used to share academic texts in the humanities) in the context of the economics of the contemporary academy. Contingent employment prevents access to research libraries, while reduced library budgets and the exploitative practices of publishing conglomerates such as Elsevier limit…[Read more]
In the cultural and religious history of Saint Patrick’s Purgatory—a centuries-old Catholic pilgrim site situated on Station Island within the waters of Donegal’s Lough Derg—the mass drowning of 1795 stands out. The aftermath was devastating, stamping a lasting mark on the memory of place. The disaster continues to be complicated by its entangl…[Read more]
Published 5/4/2016: A deconstruction of distant reading and a close reading of Jorge Luis Borges’ “On Rigor in Science.” The undecidability of the political and conceptual borders of the story challenges the possibility of any absolutist and orientalist cartographic project (such as Moretti’s literary mapmaking). Implications for the digital…[Read more]
As the digital humanities have rapidly gained prominence and attention over the last decade, learning has shifted from individual experiences at training environments such as THATCamps and Institutes to more formal institutional instruction. This means that the number of people teaching digital humanities (DH) has had to increase. Who are these…[Read more]
Opening keynote address on the conference theme of Global Digital Society: Impacts on Humanities and Social Sciences. The topic of disruptive technology and our calling suited the author’s background in online education and international faculty development. The author has also worked for the impact to go the other way, from the Humanities and…[Read more]
This report describes a collection of 210,305 volumes of fiction that researchers are encouraged to borrow for their own work. Alternately, readers can simply browse the report as a description of English-language fiction in HathiTrust Digital Library. For instance, how does the proportion of fiction written by British authors or by women change…[Read more]
Article for the exhibition catalogue “Hagenbund. A European network of modernism 1900 to 1938” (2014)
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