Resources

For us, Digital Humanities is a research method for the Humanities which uses digital tools to turn traditional objects of study into data. As data we can analyze text, map historical documents, create visualizations, and then use humanities skills to analyze these results.

Getting started with DH

Here you can find information about how to organize your data and begin plotting it in Excel and R, as well as online options for creating graphs.

At the link below, you can find in-depth tutorials on how to use data tools such as Excel, OpenRefine, and R.

Working with data that explores the connections between individuals?  The tutorial at the link below explains the basics of network analysis, how to prepare your data to visualize it as a network, and how to use the Cytoscape software to create those images.

If you’re interested in looking at patterns within a text, this tutorial provides an introduction to Voyant Tools and topic modeling.

The following tutorials discuss resources and methods for conducting research in corpus linguistics.

Text Corpora That You Can Use

Instructor: John Hale, Arch Professor of Linguistics

A growing collection of natural language corpora is now available to the UGA community. This colloquium offers a live demonstration of the search tool cqp, showing how corpora that are available right now may be used to address questions about how people use language, what words mean, and how authors achieve their literary ends. For access to the corpus server, email linglab@uga.edu.

 

Big Data: Text Mining

Instructor: Kyle Vanderniet PhD candidate in Linguistics

This tutorial offers an introduction to the Kucera server and a variety of corpora. Participants will explore these corpora to find new ideas about language use and about using big data in humanities research.

 

Advanced Text Mining

Instructor: Kyle Vanderniet PhD candidate in Linguistics

This session quickly reviews text queries in both CQP and Bash shell then sure how to sort, count, save, extract your date so that you can manipulate it with the program of your choice.

Need to visualize geographic data?  Here you can find a list of tools for mapping and spatial analysis, including story maps, interactive web mapping programs, and desktop programs.

To learn how to set up and format your data for mapping, check out Meagan Duever’s step-by-step tutorials on how to use the QGIS app.  Additional GIS tools and references are also provided!

Explore our video tutorials on the basics of data collection and data cleaning using Excel; OpenRefine, a quick way to make common edits to a lot of Excel data at once; and RStudio, a programming language to clean and manipulate data.  All video tutorials linked in the previous sections can be found here.

DH Pedagogy

New to DH and want to start small? Check out our teaching resources and learn new methods.

DH Grants

For large projects that require additional hands, infrastructure, or collaboration a grant might be necessary.

Visit the following granting agencies to view options that might fit your goals

National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Or contact the Sponsored Projects Administration at UGA to identify additional funding resources

 

 

Make an appointment with the Digital Humanities Coordinator to go over options and decide if a grant is the way forward for you.

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Contact the Sponsored Projects Administration as early as you can. They will help you navigate the granting process and guide your proposal to have the best chance at being successful.

Here is a brief introduction from Jenna Jones in SPA. SPA presentation

Resources for Grad Students

Video
  • Watch this video to see Joey Stanley’s Brand Yourself workshop.

Take control of your online presence and get ready to hit the job market by creating a unified digital narrative.

Blog
  • Check out Joey Stanley’s blog to see his notes on the workshop.
Presentation
  • Download the Brand Yourself workshop PowerPoint.

Whether you’re applying for a job in academia as a professor or an alt-ac (alternative academic) job be prepared for the complexity of the job market

Make writing your thesis or dissertation easier with our LaTeX template which is approved for use by UGA’s graduate school.

New to LaTeX? See our series of workshops

Introduction to LaTeX
How to best use LaTeX and learn its syntax and logic.
Video recording

Intro to LaTeX materials

 

The UGA LaTeX Template
How to apply the UGA LaTeX template to your thesis or dissertation.
Video recording

Template and additional materials

 

Advanced Topics in LaTeX
​Customize and use LaTeX for your own discipline.
Video Recording

Advanced LaTeX handout

Tips for researching during a global pandemic – Julie Velásquez Runk, Associate Professor of Anthropology

These tips can help you stay on track when travel is unpredictable and for making the best use of the resources within your grasp.

Outside Resources

Data Viz Lab – Georgia Tech’s tutorials on data visualization including tutorials on Tableau, Python, and D3

Programming Historian is a directory of different lessons on R, JavaScript, Python, mapping and more. These are all tailored to the humanities.

Methodica Commons – Digital Text Methods site that offers tutorials, programming scripts etc for analyzing text.

DH Toychest – curated by Alan Liu the DH Toychest offers a list of DH tools, sample datasets for practice, tutorials, and a wealth of other information and resources.

  • Chrome has a plugin called WebScraper that makes it easier to scrape websites and to bypass any coding. Follow the instructions on the website to download the plug in and it might be good to watch the intro video on the same page. This will allow you to get a feel for the plug in and how it works. Click here to see how to use this plugin and the Cite maps.

Here is a list of transcription tools compiled by members of the ALA Digital Scholarship group. Though we have not tested them here, they come with a recommendation from others working on transcription projects.

These sites and packages are designed to facilitate doing your own transcription:

Paid transcription services using humans, AI, or both

Blog post comparing several of these options