Digital Humanities 10/5-10/11

A Digest of Digital Humanities News in the World of Twitter from the 5th of October to the 11th of October


  1. This tweet shows a digital humanities student calibrating a 3D scanner. I love new technologies and seeing a 3D scanner be used in this discipline is great. 3D scanners will have great potential in the world of DH.
  2. Digital Humanities isn't generally associated with "selfies" or "selfie culture". The blog post (linked in the tweet) talks about a Selfie Scholarship. Within the same blog post, several mentions are made towards Selfie courses, or courses such as "Selfies, Snapchat, and Cyberbullies". This course was listed as under Digital Humanities. It is interesting to see how many aspects of our digital lives come under the umbrella of "Digital Humanities" and it is even more interesting to see this develop.
  3. This fall marks the one year anniversary of the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research. Based in MSU, this lab acts as an interdisciplinary classroom, digital research center as well as a pedagogical and methodological research center.
  4. The interview this tweet talks about is focused on the challenges involved in creating a global digital humanities community. While there is a divide in between geographical areas, despite the internet's ability to transcend global borders, there is hope for future connections within this community in the hopes of making it more global.
  5. Tropy is a new tool developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Tropy is a freely licensed and open sourced tool that allows researchers to collect and organize photos, associate metadata to these photos and export the photos and metadata to other platorms. This is a great tool that can be utilised by archivists, too.
  6. This tweet refers to a DH project involving digitization. The project (linked in the tweet) is based on flickr. It is an experimental project regarding DIY digitization. It invites the public to see contribute to a public album by sharing and uploading their digitized photos of the Bodleian's special collection. I think this project is especially interesting because of the interactive nature of the project. I love seeing how many different people can be involved, especially iven that some of the participants are novices or new to digital humanities.
  7. This tweet and its link within the tweet refer to Maynooth University starting up a DH curriculum. Maynooth will be the coordinating institution for this, along with researchers from several other universities. The end product will be a multi-lingual, open sourced reference curriculum for the digital arts and humanities. It is great to see DH expanding, to the point where universities will develop curriculums based on it. I feel like DH is such a broad category, and instead of boxing it away into a single course, developing a curriculum will be a great way to explore more facets within DH.