Category Archives: News

Fly Through 17th Century London

By gretchen | November 1, 2013

by Matt Brown A group of students at De Montfort University created this fly-through of 17th century London (skip to 0:50 in the video to get to the juicy stuff). The model focuses on the area around Pudding Lane and the bakery of Thomas Farriner, where the Great Fire of 1666 started. Although most of the […]

Le blogging académique, entre art et science | L’Atelier des icônes

By gretchen | October 24, 2013

by André Gunthert La micro-publication est un nouvel outil de la recherche. Et comme tous les nouveaux outils, elle bouscule le paysage existant. On peut adopter trois attitudes face à cette nouvelle donne. Soit l’ignorer, et continuer comme avant. Soit tenter de minimiser ces aspects dérangeants, pour les intégrer en douceur. On peut aussi essayer de […]

Les mots croisés vénitiens

By gretchen | October 24, 2013

by  Frederic Kaplan J’étais la semaine dernière à Venise pour l’organisation de la première école doctorale entre l’Université Ca’Foscari et l’EPFL. Une petite trentaine d’étudiants des sciences historiques et des sciences de l’information ont pu travailler en groupe autour de projets liés à la Venice Time Machine. Nous avons créé un site web dédié à cet évènement. J’ai […]

Abstractualized: Slavic-specific resources for digital scholarship

By gretchen | October 24, 2013

by Seth Bernstein I’ve just had a lesson come out on automatic transliteration of Cyrillic sources in The Programming Historian so I thought that I would devote this post to shameless self promotion. Then I decided I should also write a little about some of the tools I use to build databases from web information and create visualizations. […]

The death of the academic book and the path to Open Access

By gretchen | October 24, 2013

by Roxanne Missingham Is publishing academic books a dying trade? And if so, are free e-books from universities likely to deal the final blow? The future of book publishing in general is hotly contested, but particularly so for university presses. Louise Adler, the head of Melbourne University Publishing recently suggested that the book industry is failing and university […]

Google’s Ngram Viewer Goes Wild

By gretchen | October 24, 2013

by Ben Zimmer It’s been nearly three years since Google rolled out its Ngram Viewer, allowing armchair historians to plot the trajectories of words and phrases over time based on an enormous corpus of data extracted from the Google Books digitization project. Since then, there have been numerous studies seeking to glean some cultural significance from […]

The European Wergeland Centre / Calendar / How to use digital resources for cross-border history education

By gretchen | October 14, 2013

EUROCLIO, in partnership with School History Project, History Teacher Education Network (UK), Institute of Education (University of London) and Imperial War Museums, will carry out the international training course on “how to use digital resources for cross-border history education”. The programme of the seminar offers a series of workshops and trainings contributing to the development […]

A new collaboration between OAPEN and OpenEdition

By gretchen | October 14, 2013

OAPEN and OpenEdition, two European projects dedicated to Open Access publishing in the humanities and social sciences, are pleased to announce their collaboration to strengthen Open Access monograph publishing. Services for Open Access books OpenEdition is a publishing platform developing a sustainable model for Open Access publishing: OpenEdition Freemium. OAPEN offers deposit and discovery services to […]

Writing History in the Digital Age

By gretchen | October 14, 2013

About the Book With our unique focus on writing, our innovative web-born format and our open review process, we seek to move beyond the traditionalist ways humanities scholars – and historians in particular – have tended to think about and to use digital technologies. In a recent lecture delivered in advance of his forthcoming book, The […]