Collaboratories & Collectives
Digital Humanities Organizations
The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is an umbrella organization set up initially to coordinate more closely the activities of the Association for Computing in the Humanities (founded in 1978) and the Association for Literary and Linquistic Computing (founded in 1973).
A professional society for people working in computer-aided research in literature and language studies, history, philosophy, and other humanities disciplines, and especially research involving the manipulation and analysis of textual materials.
centerNet is an international network of digital humanities centers formed for cooperative and collaborative action that will benefit digital humanities and allied fields in general, and centers as humanities cyberinfrastructure in particular.
DARIAH's mission is to facilitate long-term access to, and use of all European arts and humanities data for the purposes of research. DARIAH is the digital research infrastructure that will connect scholarly data archives and repositories with cultural heritage for the arts and humanities across Europe, making scattered resources accessible through one click.
The Humanities Research Network provides workspaces for collaborative research teams working at a distance. The workspaces include project calendars, tools for co-authoring documents, a project journal, and centrally archived email discussions.
The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. The consortium's Horizon Reports are regarded worldwide as the most timely and authoritative sources of information on new and emerging technologies available to education anywhere.
The Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) is an office within the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Our primary mission is to help coordinate the NEH's efforts in the area of digital scholarship, and assists through grant funding. As in the sciences, digital technology has changed the way scholars perform their work. It allows new questions to be raised and has radically changed the ways in which materials can be searched, mined, displayed, taught, and analyzed. Technology has also had an enormous impact on how scholarly materials are preserved and accessed, which brings with it many challenging issues related to sustainability, copyright, and authenticity. The ODH works not only with NEH staff and members of the scholarly community, but also facilitates conversations with other funding bodies both in the United States and abroad so that we can work towards meeting these challenges.
The Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs is a Canada-wide association of representatives from Canadian colleges and universities that began in 1986, founded as the Consortium for Computers in the Humanities / Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences humaines. Our objective is to draw together humanists who are engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation. The society fosters work in the digital humanities in Canada's two official languages, and champions interaction between Canada's anglophone and francophone communities, in all areas reflected by its diverse membership: providing opportunities for publication, presentation, and collaboration; supporting a number of educational venues and international initiatives; acting as an advisory and lobbying force to local, national, and international research and research-funding bodies; working with allied organisations; and beyond.
The Center advances interdisciplinary research in the humanities by creating unique digital content, developing tools to assist scholars in text analysis and visualization, and encouraging the use (and refinement) of international standards for humanities computing.
The RCH is a research unit based out of the University of Kentucky aiming to bring together faculty and students from engineering, computer science, and the humanities, arts, and scoial sciences for collaboration on research projects in the Digital Humanities.
HASTAC ("haystack") is a network of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer us for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities. We are motivated by the conviction that the digital era provides rich opportunities for informal and formal learning and for collaborative, networked research that extends across traditional disciplines, across the boundaries of academe and community, across the "two cultures" of humanism and technology, across the divide of thinking versus making, and across social strata and national borders.
Made possible by a major Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, MITH functions as an applied think tank for the digital humanities, both in furthering the excellence of its Fellows' research and in cultivating its own innovative research agendas--currently clustering around digital tools, text mining and visualization, and the creation and preservation of electronic literature, digital games, virtual worlds.
Project Collectives and Showcases
Project Bamboo is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, and inter-organizational effort that brings together researchers in arts and humanities, computer scientists, information scientists, librarians, and campus information technologists to tackle the question: How can we advance arts and humanities research through the development of shared technology services?
Co-created by Jennifer Guiliano, Assistant Director at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, and Simon Appleford, Associate Director for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Clemson University's CyberInstitute, DevDH consists of lectures, podcasts, and resources to aid humanists in initiating, developing, and sustaining projects.
Projects in MATRIX's Approach to Developing & Designing Internet Projects.
Spotlight magazine showcases the projects and people funded by the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Initiative and covers the intersections of technology and learning. We go beyond the research to show how digital media is being used in classrooms and programs around the world.
CHNM uses digital media and technology to preserve and present history online, transform scholarship across the humanities, and advance historical education and understanding.
Digital history is an emerging and rapidly changing academic field. The purpose of this site is to educate scholars and the public about the state of the discipline by providing access to: presentations by and interviews with noted scholars; information about many aspects of digital history including reviews of major online projects and tools; a clearinghouse of current events and news items; a selected bibliography of Digital History resources, and more.
The Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing was founded in 1973 with the purpose of supporting the application of computing in the study of language and literature. As the range of available and relevant computing techniques in the humanities has increased, the interests of the Association's members have necessarily broadened, to encompass not only text analysis and language corpora, but also history, art history, music, manuscript studies, image processing, electronic editions and much else besides. The ALLC's membership is international, is drawn from across the humanities disciplines, and includes students and established scholars alike.
The CLARIN project is a large-scale pan-European collaborative effort to create, coordinate and make language resources and technology available and readily usable. CLARIN offers scholars the tools to allow computer-aided language processing, addressing one or more of the multiple roles language plays (i.e. carrier of cultural content and knowledge, instrument of communication, component of identity and object of study) in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The printed page is giving way to the networked screen. The Institute for the Future of the Book seeks to chronicle this shift, and impact its development in a positive direction. The Institute is a project of the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California, and is based in Brooklyn, New York.
The Text Analysis Developers Alliance is an international group of designers and developers of text analysis tools. The mission of TADA is to encourage collaboration among researchers and to provide useful resources to developers and users. WikiTADA is the collaborative website of the Text Analysis Developers Alliance.
Programs and Initiatives
The Digging into Data Challenge is an international grant competition sponsored by four leading research agencies: JISC, NEH, NSF and SSHRC. The goals of the initiative are: to promote the development and deployment of innovative research techniques in large-scale data analysis; to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars in the humanities, social sciences, computer sciences, information sciences and other fields around questions of text and data analysis; to promote international collaboration; and to work with data repositories that hold large digital collections to ensure efficient access to these materials for research.
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an environment ideal to discuss, to learn about, and to advance skills in new computing technologies influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities.
The digital media and learning initiative is exploring the hypothesis that digital media tools now enable new forms of knowledge production, social networking, communication, and play. It includes ethnography, the development of media literacy, and the connection between games and learning. Grants funding from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, based at University of California, Berkeley, is a global consortium of people who share the vision of creating a distributed virtual library of cultural information with a time and place interface.
Humanist is an international online seminar on humanities computing and the digital humanities. Its primary aim is to provide a forum for discussion of intellectual, scholarly, pedagogical, and social issues and for exchange of information among participants. Humanist is a publication of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and the Office for Humanities Communication (OHC) and an affiliated publication of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
The Rhizome website is a dynamic, interactive platform, rich in historical resources and updated continually with new art and commentary by a vast community. Our programs, realized both on and offline, support art creation, presentation, preservation and interpretation; they include exhibitions & events, commissioning, daily art news and in-depth criticism, and the maintenance of a singularly comprehensive digital art archive.
The Visual Resources Association is dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The VRA implements these goals through publication programs and educational activities. The Association offers a forum for issues of vital concern to the field, including: preservation of and access to digital and analog images of visual culture; cataloging and classification standards and practices; integration of technology-based instruction and research; intellectual property policy; and other topics of interest to the field.
Journal Collectives, Academic Archives, and Articles
Provides reliable, long-term access to digital works produced by Willamette University community members.
A consortium of libraries and related agencies that are pioneerig the use of electronic-information technologies to extend collections and services.
Drunken Boat is an online journal of art and literature.
MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.MERLOT's strategic goal is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses.
Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. Editors, Neil Fraistat and Steven E. Jones. It is published by the University of Maryland and supported, in part, by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), and the English Departments of Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Maryland.
Lev Manovich from UC San Diego discusses the cultural analytics project.