Highlights in Digital Humanities Awards 2016

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DH Awards 2016 Voting

Here are some projects from DH Awards 2016 that I would love to share and save for later. The deadline for voting is 25th Feb. 24 hours left!

1 Alan Bigelow’s How to Rob a Bank:http://webyarns.com/howto/howto.html

A lovely story about how to rob a bank, full of humorous. The narrative tool is images and subtitles, simple but powerful.

2 ILLUMINATED: Manuscripts in the making:http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/illuminated/

A well-designed collection of thousands of images survive between the covers of illuminated manuscripts. Metadata is arranged perfectly! I can explore the map through a link from each manuscript’s page. Lab is also worth to check it out. There are sections about analytical methods, artists’ materials and techniques.

3 The Paideia Institute – Chiron: http://www.paideiainstitute.org/chiron

it’s a brower-based latin and greek dictionary extention, with just one click when you are reading an article, very handy. Available in Chrome Extension Store, Firefox Extension Gallery, or Safari Extension Gallery.

4 The Quill Project: https://www.quillproject.net/quill

Quill is a platform for the study of negotiated texts, especially for the  creation of constitutions, treaties, and legislation. The Quill platform presents a recreation of the original context within which decisions were made. Quill provides a variety of innovative tools for readers and editors, as well as links to material hosted on other platforms. There are some nice visualization examples in this projects.

5 Variation selector selector for CJK character and emoji:https://747.github.io/vsselector/

It’s cute to know that【Hi~ o(* ̄▽ ̄*)ブ】 equals to:

【0048+0069+007E+0020+006F+0028+002A+FFE3+25BD+FFE3+002A+0029+30D6】

6 The Programming Historian:http://programminghistorian.org/posts/twenty-sixteen-review

The Programming Historian offers novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate their research.

7 Monroe Work Today: http://www.monroeworktoday.org

Fantastic data visualization!

8 Public engagement projects:

ToposText: http://ToposText.org

Makers by Mail: http://makersbymail.org: Maker and DIY

Center for Solutions to Online Violence: http://femtechnet.org/csov/: For the voice that needs to be heard

Vicente Cortés Sotelo, fotografía panorámica:http://www.esteticas.unam.mx/vcs/: Panorama with marks on featured buildings. It’s a Mexican website with no option for English version.

A Land Beyond the Stars:  http://exhibits.museogalileo.it/waldseemuller/index.html: The interactive map has really creative ways of showing information!

Kuzushi-ji Learning Application (KuLA):https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=yuta.hashimoto.kula&hl=jaor https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/kuzushi-zi-xue-xi-zhi-yuanapurikula/id1076911000?mt=8:Reading the letters written in Ukiyo-e and swords book of the Edo period. But it may require formal knowledge in Japanese.