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Overview home page is a project that encourages the use and understanding of digital tools and methods for the purpose of teaching and research in humanities computing. It acts as a stepping-stone to a wide variety of scholarly projects and articles that support and implement tools and technology associated with the digital arts and humanities. One of the project's main goals is to advance and promote the use of digital tools and methods for research and teaching in the humanities and arts. It also provides a networked community where members can participate in discussions, comment on work, contribute information, and peruse job postings. For more information, click on the following link to view an excellent presentation [1] by Dr. Torsten Reimer from the Centre for e-Research, King’s College London.


Typically, the audience for this project is comprised of scholars and academics. However, encourages all visitors of the website to become members of a larger digital humanities family through a simple sign-up procedure. Membership allow users of the site to personalize their experience, add a project, create a profile, and provide content. Members are part of a complex, diverse community that promotes tools and methods associated with humanities computing. Through dialogue, discussion, and the sharing of ideas, members become both contributors and audience. All the same, a casual visitor interested in the digital arts and humanities will enjoy the vast resources on the website and does not have to be a member to do so.


  • Provide information and access to projects that employ the use of digital tools and computational methods
  • Provide a taxonomy of tools and methods used in a wide variety of humanity computing projects
  • Supplies a list of centers that work collaboratively in providing direction and support for digital humanities research
  • Promote Web 2.0 tools and approaches such as user content, profiles, blogs, and wikis
  • Provide a forum for interdisciplinary scholars to converge, promote, and discuss work

Significance is significant in that it provides a comprehensive taxonomy of defined methods used to gather, organize, and assess data found in many digital humanities projects. This is helpful in that it allows users of the site to expand and articulate methods and data management systems used in their own work. The site also supplies a detailed list of software tools, thus providing a broad tool-belt that all users can learn and draw from. Of great importance to is the intent to develop a strong community of academics and scholars working towards the same aim of furthering projects, funding new ones, and general support for the digital arts and humanities. Lastly, according to Dr. Torsten Reimer's presentation, one of the site's most visited areas is the job postings section, which has obvious significance to those individuals looking for work within the digital humanities.

Interesting Links

The links posted below have been or are current projects found on

Online calendar of the correspondence of Charles Darwin

James Mill's Common Place Books

Greece and Rome at the Fitzwilliam Museum

TAPoR: Text Analysis Portal for Research

Connected Histories: Sources for Building British History, 1500-1900

A Vision of Britain Through Time

Stonehenge Riverside Project

The Nature of Phenomenal Qualities

Siobhan Davies Dance Online

What is Black British Jazz? Routes, Ownership, Performance


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