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Content about digital humanities

August 26, 2015

From George Washington to Barack Obama, US presidents have been delivering the State of the Union address for the last 225 years. Mining nearly 2 million words, researchers at Columbia University trace a remarkable stability amid the discourse streams and identify a significant historical shift in the American notion of governance.

August 5, 2015

Humanities gateways are the newest arrow in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) quiver. With friendly interfaces, these gateways make it easy for humanities researchers to stay on target and create the scholarship of the 21st century. Digital humanities specialist Alan Craig speaks with iSGTW about XSEDE's latest offering.

July 8, 2015

Digital humanists look into the past to tell us about our present. Armed with supercomputing and artificial intelligence, they read big data archives for patterns and meanings otherwise hidden to the human reader. Douglas Duhaime is combing these repositories to trace the reuse of ideas; what he’s discovering will help catch thieves and maybe rewrite history – again.

July 1, 2015

Historypin sits at the intersection of data visualization and crowdsourcing. Take your standard Google map. Add in a dash of grandma’s old photo album. Stir in some memories from the library archives. Season with a pinch of museum curation, and you’ve got a digital history book.

June 17, 2015

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is the research arm of the HathiTrust, and provides computational know-how for humanities scholars. With secure access to copyright-protected works, HTRC helps scholars see patterns across decades of literature. 

June 10, 2015

Musical collaboration over the internet has been perennially plagued by delay and bad audio; co-performances have been largely a product of smoke and mirrors.

Overcoming the problems of distance, Internet2 and LoLa technology have set a new standard in video conferencing, allowing broader access to high-level musical and educational opportunities.