Category Archives: Technical Resources

La Boite à Outils des Historiens: Comment récupérer la table des matières d’un livre?

By gretchen | September 26, 2013

by Franziska Heimburger Une brève aujourd’hui pour vous présenter un service fort utile et pas assez connu en France. L’idée me vient d’un billet sur l’excellent blog Sobookonline où l’auteur s’interrogeait sur les possibilités de récupérer la table des matières sous format numérique d’un livre dont on dispose (ou pas) en format papier. Je me suis rappelé d’un billet sur le blog Archivalia (blog […]

Geospatial Historian: beta website

By gretchen | September 11, 2013

The Geospatial Historian  is a tutorial-based open access textbook, modeled on the “”>Programming Historian, designed to teach humanists practical digital mapping and GIS skills that are immediately useful to real research needs. At this beta stage we have released four introductory lessons to HGIS methods using open source platforms like Google Maps and Quantum GIS. We are now looking for more […]

White Paper: Interoperability between Stemmatological Microservices

By gretchen | May 13, 2013

Tara Andrews1, Simo Linkola2, Teemu Roos2, Joris van Zundert3 KU Leuven (BE) Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, University of Helsinki (FI) Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (NL) Background * Stemmatology is the study of how to derive computationally the copying relationships between ancient and […]

The demise of Google Reader: On the path to driverless information retrieval

By gretchen | March 21, 2013

By Simon Barron On Wednesday, Google announced that a range of their services are to be shut down. Google Reader – once the best and easiest-to-use RSS reader (Rich Site Summary (or Really Simple Syndication)) on the Web – is to be retired on the 1st of July. On the official Google Reader Blog, Alan Green, Software Engineer, cites […]

New Version of Digital Mishnah Demo

By gretchen | March 5, 2013

by Hayim Lapin We have released a new version of the demo. Much of the change is in styling and branding, but there are new texts added, some new views, and a new naming convention. New texts. Gradually, I am replacing the sample files with just Bava Metsi’a Ch. 2 with transcriptions covering all of […]

Keeping the words in Topic Models

By gretchen | January 22, 2013

by Ben Schmidt  Following up on my previous topic modeling post, I want to talk about one thing humanists actually do with topic models once they build them, most of the time: chart the topics over time. Since I think that, although Topic Modeling can be very useful, there’s too little skepticism about the technique, I’m venturing to […]

Using AppleScript to Automate Notetaking

By gretchen | November 29, 2012

By Jason Heppler On a recent episode of Gabe Weatherhead’s Generational podcast he spoke with Walton Jones, professor of Behavioral Neurobiology at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. They talk about Professor Jones’ system for annotating and summarizing academic papers about twenty minutes into the podcast. He’s further detailed his academic workflow on his […]

Museum as Aggregator and Facilitator for their Publics

By gretchen | November 16, 2012

By Sheila Brennan We are not attending MCN2012 this year, so Joan F. Troyano and I decided to build something that we planned to discuss at the unconference: a replicable model for generating inexpensive digital conference proceedings. The work is based on Joan’s work with Jeri Wieringa and Sasha Hoffman of the PressForward initiative and […]

Visualizing Topic Models

By gretchen | November 16, 2012

By Ted Underwood I’ve been collaborating with Michael Simeone of I-CHASS on strategies for visualizing topic models. Michael is using d3.js to build interactive visualizations that are much nicer than what I show below, but since this problem is probably too big for one blog post I thought I might give a quick preview. Basically […]