Digital Humanities span a broad variety of organizations, approaches, tools, methodologies, and disciplines. Here are some helpful guides and articles to get you started.
- Getting Started in Digital Humanities: Lisa Spiro’s excellent blog that points you to a number of useful resources and discussions.
- A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. A basic text on DH, it includes chapters by theorists and practitioners from a wide variety of fields, establishing digital humanities as its own discipline.
- Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. An introduction to taking history onto the web.
- Digital Humanities Now showcases the scholarship and news of interest to the digital humanities community through a process of aggregation, discovery, curation, and review.
- DevDH : Development for the Digital Humanities provides research and project support for DH inquiry
- Why humanists need to understand text mining [blog post] Ted Underwood reasons that humanists already do naive text mining, and need to do it better.
- Tooling up for Digital Humanities (Stanford Univ.) Provides an "entryway" into digitization, text analysis, spatial analysis, databases, data visualization, and pedagogy for scholars interested in starting to explore digital humanities.
- The CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide A collaborative resource guide, the CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide includes helpful links such as defining Digital Humanities, funding information, upcoming conferences, and sample syllabi.
- Blackwell's "A Companion to Digital Humanities" Providing a concise overview of Digital Humanities, this e-book is a compilation of 37 articles focusing on computational methods, basic humanities principles, specific applications, dissemination, and archiving.
- Blackwell's "A Companion to Digital Literary Studies" This guide is a complete overview of the application of computing in literary studies including best practices for digital preservation.
- Conjectures on World Literature - Franco Moretti In this influential article, Franco Moretti discusses the use of digital analytics in comparative literature, coining the term "distant reading" as an analytical corrective to modernism's "close reading."
- The differentiation of literary and nonliterary diction, 1700-1900 Ted Underwood shares the development process of his analysis of language changes, using data mining of literature samples, an interesting example of "distant reading."
‘Values of DH’ in Demystifying Digital Humanities http://www.dmdh.org/values-of-dh/ Description of various values, such as ‘Public Peer Review’ and ‘Development’
‘Glossary’ in Demystifying Digital Humanities http://www.dmdh.org/glossary/ Includes a number of terms with useful definitions, such as ‘Digital Edition’ and ‘Platform.’
How Did They Make That? Miriam Posner (UCLA) http://miriamposner.com/blog/how-did-they-make-that/ Here’s a set of digital humanities projects that might help you to get a handle on the kinds of tools and technologies available for you to use.
Formulating Disciplinary Questions as Research Ideas. Appleford, Simon, and Jennifer Guiliano. DevDH.org, 2013. http://devdh.org/lectures/discoverdh/researchideas/
Discovering Potential Digital Humanities Tools and Resources Appleford, Simon, and Jennifer Guiliano. DevDH.org, 2013. http://devdh.org/lectures/discoverdh/discoveringtools/
Text Capture and Optical Character Recognition 101 Simon Tanner (King's College London) http://simon-tanner.blogspot.com/2015/06/text-capture-and-optical-character.html Introduces the process of text capture, including a discussion of optical capture recoginition (OCR), rekeying, handwriting recognition (HR), and voice recognition.