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By Gertjan Filarski | Books, museums, arts & the humanities with steps into archeology. Classic and digital methods. Twitter: @GertjanF

Understanding Shakespeare


Connecting digital texts from the Folger Shakespeare Library with articles on JSTOR.

Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly see articles on JSTOR that …


Go Set A Watchman while we Kill the Mockingbird In Cold Blood - computational stylistics

Stylometric evidence is very strong in this case: Harper Lee is the author of both To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman. The bootstrap consensus …

Harper Lee

Autism doesn't have to be viewed as a disability or disorder

Autism may represent the last great prejudice we, as a society, must overcome. History is riddled with examples of intolerance directed at the atypical. We can sometime fear that which diverges from the “norm”, and sometimes that fear leads us to frame those who are different as being in some way …


Berlin in July 1945 (HD 1080p color footage)

Digging through history using digital tools


By converting a century-old book, the American Labor Who's Who, into a research and teaching database, labor historian Tobias Higbee can …


Download eight years' worth of Reddit comments

If you need (almost) every publicly available Reddit comment for any reason -- hey, maybe you're a researcher or maybe you just love data -- then ready your external HDD, because someone bundled 'em all up nicely. User "Stuck_In_the_Matrix" collected every comment he could from as far back as …


A Shattered Adam Statue Comes to Life at the Met

What if Adam could talk? Not just any Adam, but the 15th-century marble statue that crashed to the floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art — all 6 feet 3 inches of him — one dismal October evening in 2002. The Adam that was recently, after a 12-year restoration project, installed in a special …


Sexist search results: Google less likely to show women high-paying job ads than men

Accusations that Google skews search results to benefit itself are nothing new, but now, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and …


the road ahead

by Frederic Kaplan, Field Chief Editor for Frontiers in Digital Humanities

The announcement for Frontiers in Digital Humanities took place in Lausanne …

Digital Humanities

20 Geeky Jokes Programmers Will Understand

Take a break and have some geeky fun! Check out these 20 geeky jokes programmers will understand! We promise they will make you laugh! If you liked …

Geek Humor

The dirty business of protecting precious paintings

When the Museum of the American Revolution opens in 2017, guests will be able to explore a life-size recreation of Boston's Liberty Tree and see what …


IBM Announces Computer Chips More Powerful Than Any in Existence

IBM said on Thursday that it had made working versions of ultradense computer chips, with roughly four times the capacity of today’s most powerful chips.

The announcement, made on behalf of an international consortium led by IBM, the giant computer company, is part of an effort to manufacture the …


5 surprising insights about 'Modern Romance'

5 surprising insights about ‘Modern Romance’

The awkwardness of dating in the age of smartphones has provided comedian Aziz Ansari with lots of …


Are the Digital Humanities and Library & Information Science the Same Thing?

The following is a summary and further discussion around the presentation which I gave in May at ISI 2015, held at the University of Zadar, Croatia.

Information Science

Hacking the Humanities

Last spring, I taught a literature seminar called “Before Wikipedia.” The subject was the history of encyclopedic writing, from ancient times to the present day. We read excerpts of Isidore of Seville’s “Etymologies” and Diderot’s “Encyclopédie” alongside works by Calvino, Sebald, and Flaubert.

The …


DH2017 coming to Montreal! » CSDH/SCHN

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is pleased to announce that the venue of Digital Humanities 2017 will be Montreal, a …


Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Like this video? Subscribe to Vox on YouTube.Why are the babies in medieval art so ugly?To find the answer, I spoke to Matthew Averett, an art …

Middle Ages

Critical Flash and Windows security flaws unearthed in Hacking Team hack

Adobe has promised a fix for a new, gaping security hole in its Flash software — a hole that could potentially allow attackers to execute code on the victim's computer after they visit a malicious website.

The flaw was discovered in the 400GB of data stolen from Hacking Team, a company that makes …


Top 20 Free Software for Text Analysis, Text Mining, Text Analytics

Top 20 Free Software for Text Analysis, Text Mining, Text Analytics : Text Analytics is the process of converting unstructured text data into …

Unremembering the forgotten

Keynote presented at DH2015, 3 July 2015. Full slides available on SlideShare. This, you might be surprised to learn, is not the first time that …


Not fade away... how robots are preserving our old newspapers

There’s a warm, musty waft of knowledge in the air, a comforting scent of human experience rising from age-stiffened paper. Shut your eyes and you could be in a dilapidated secondhand bookshop. Open them and you are in a vision of the future.

A gigantic robotic vault, the National Newspaper Building …


Student-collaborator rights, Kisumu app, and new Zotero release

In June this year, a few open source projects expanded and several useful resources were published, along with many other developments in the digital …


3D Printing a Medieval Chantry Chapel

It’s easy to forget that some of the most long-lived and durable assets in heritage interpretation are traditional physical models. Architectural …

3D Printing

This Isn't a Real Beach

A computer graphics artist who goes by the username Koola recently released a set of breathtaking scenery renders made using the popular video game development tool Unreal Engine 4.

The set includes extremely photorealistic autumn and winter woodlands, sandy beaches, and burned volcano …

Computer Graphics

Vienna’s ‘live at home’ opera streaming service is a hit | Classical Music


Revenue streaming: the Vienna State Opera Die Fledermaus

The Wiener Staatsoper ‘live at home’ video streaming service has attracted more than 9,000 …

Classical Music

ISIL looting heritage sites on 'industrial scale'

Warning from UNESCO comes as Syria's antiquities director says famous lion statue in Palmyra has been destroyed.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are looting ancient sites across Iraq and Syria on an industrial scale and selling on treasures to middlemen to raise cash, Irina Bokova, …


Eyes on the Past

Faces offer an instant connection to history, reminding us that the past is full of people. I’m exploring whether faces can provide a way to explore …

Crowdsourcing the world's heritage

It’s all too easy to forget that there are crowdsourcing projects in languages other than English so I thought I’d collect some projects related to …

Culture (UK)

Creating value from (open) cultural data

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (‘Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid’), in short NISV, is a cultural-historical organization of …

Cultural Heritage