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Spectral Reflectance Transformation Imaging (Spectral RTI) combines the advantages of Spectral Imaging with the advantages of Reflectance Transformation Imaging into a single consistent data set.
The significance of Spectral RTI for Archaeology
In the twenty-first century advances in digital technology are propelling the study of ancient literature and scribal culture. This essay describes an integrated set of advances in image capture, processing, and dissemination that improves upon first-hand experience and harnesses the power of the web to connect people and data. Illegible…[Read more]
Todd Hanneken deposited Integrating Spectral and Reflectance Transformation Imaging Technologies for the Digitization of Manuscripts and Other Cultural Artifacts in the group Digital Humanists on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
Final report on experiments conducted and lessons learned through the NEH Digital Humanities startup grant that tested methods of combining spectral imaging and RTI.
Syllabus for 2017 edition of DH285: Introduction to Digital Humanities, taught at Michigan State University as a required course in the Digital Humanities minor. The course is a survey introduction to the field and has no prerequisites. Twelve students were in the course.
Teaching digital humanities at the undergraduate level is as much about issues of critical theory, inclusion, and diversity as it is about teaching digital tools and methods. The dialectics of teaching new DH tools and questions of critique, the archive, and representation central to the humanities forms the basis of the undergraduate Digital…[Read more]
Aus der Integration von Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien (IKT) mit dem vielfältigen Fach »Archäologie« (vgl. Daly – Evans 2006) resultiert ein Studienfeld, das sich eingehend mit einem umfangreichen Pool unterschiedlicher Aspekte der IKT in der Archäologie auf theoretischer und praktischer Ebene beschäftigt (vgl. Costopoulos 2…[Read more]
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I’m (hopefully) wrapping up a self-guided walking tour based on The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Participants use a free app, GeoTourist, to access audio excerpts from the novel linked to locations mentioned in the passage. There are two versions, one at the University of Rhode Island in the US and one in…[Read more]
The movement for Digital Social Innovation (DSI) insists on the need for a long memory to not take anything unexpected as “innovative” just because there is no awareness of what has happened before or elsewhere. In this article we want to briefly collect three case studies from the recent past that have seen social justice movements aut…[Read more]
‘On the Obsolescence of Bourgeois Theory in the Anthropocene’ is an attempt to think theory beyond the stereotypes of what it is considered to be. This includes preconceived notions of what it is to be a
theorist, and to create, publish and disseminate critical theory.
Many thinkers, for example, are currently attempting to replace the tyr…[Read more]
Kant remarks that beauty “is what pleases in the mere judgment (and there not by the medium of sensation in accordance with a concept of understanding),” and the sublime “pleases immediately through its opposition to the interest of sense”. Lyotard’s position is such that the sublime, as construed by Burke and Kant, “outlined a world of possibil…[Read more]
Electronic literature, essentially, must be electronic and literary. Even if we cannot define the literary, we can at least recognize it, and, from recognition, we can begin to build meaning. This chapter attempts to do just that: offer readers an account of some of the contexts that suggest literature that is inherently digital and extrapolate…[Read more]
Critics often discuss works of fiction by condensing them into a few resonant scenes. We are so attached to this strategy, in fact, that we sometimes apply it to history itself: New Historicists explicitly theorize the anecdote as an appropriately literary representation of the past. But why should minutes and hours be more literary than months…[Read more]
Tobias Steiner deposited Subversion of Nostalgia as a Strategy of Engagement in Alternate History TV: 11.22.63 and The Man in the High Castle in the group Digital Humanists on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Beginning with television’s popularization and mass availability in the 1950s, TV has extensively been employed to transport and mediate history. From the early televisual experiments of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek to more recent examples such as Quantum Leap, The X-Files and Continuum, Science Fiction television and its subgenre of A…[Read more]
I’m currently working on a research placement at the British Library’s Digital department on the In the Spotlight project, which is working to transcribe dates, genres and titles on thousands of digitised 19thC playbills through crowdsourcing. You can get find out more and participate here — it’s incredibly easy to get involved and…[Read more]
The final two months of 2017 witnessed a renaissance of an always-popular meme on Metafilter, Twitter: parodies of William Carlos Williams’s 1934 poem, “This Is Just to Say.” Parodies typically replace nouns and adjectives in this twelve-line, three-stanza Imagist poem. A minimum of six replacements yields an entirely new poem, such that users…[Read more]
How did Soviet Jews respond to the Holocaust and the devastating transformations that accompanied persecution? How was the Holocaust experienced, survived, and remembered by Jewish youth living in Soviet territory? Anika Walke, Assistant Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis, examines these important questions in Pioneers and…[Read more]
The paper studies long-term changes in the length of Russian poetry (1750–1921) to reveal the relation of poem length (counted in lines) to a poetic form and its evolution. The research has shown a dramatic decrease in the mean and median poetry lengths during the 19th century. This decrease was followed by the decline in length diversity, which r…[Read more]
Adelheid Heftberger deposited Die Öffnung von Forschungsdaten in den Film- und Medienwissenschaften: praktische und urheberrechtliche Herausforderungen in the group Digital Humanists on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
Forschungsdaten in den Geisteswissenschaften unterscheiden sich grundlegend von denjenigen in den Naturwissenschaften. Macht es überhaupt Sinn, davon in diesen allgemeinen Worten zu sprechen? Gibt es innerhalb der Disziplinen große Unterschiede, vor allem vor dem Hintergrund der Digital Humanities, die manchmal als eine Art übergeordnete Di…[Read more]
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