Introduction: There is a postulated level of anthropomorphism where people feel uncanny about the appearance of a robot. But what happens if digital facsimiles and online editions become nigh indistinguishable from the real, yet materially remaining so vastly different? How do we ethically provide access to the digital object without creating a blindspot and neglect for the real thing. A question that keeps digital librarian Dot Porter awake and which she ponders in this thoughtful contribution.
Introduction: This blog post not only presents a technique of measuring poetic meter and using it to plot distances between poets, but it also provides an insight into the theoretical and empirical process leading to those results.
Introduction: What is the precise impact of digital humanities on the humanities in general? That this influence exists seems a given, but how the digital humanities impact humanities methodology en epistemology is still an open question. This article delves deeper into this problem of epistemology and presents a model of five ‘polarities’ along which these influences can be positioned.
Introduction: In the context of medieval and early Tudor texts scholarship, this paper discusses the methodological use of the database not simply to store information, but to clarify points of tension between the questions asked and the information provided in order to find answers.
Introduction: This article traces complex genealogy of distant reading to social-scientific approaches in literary studies.
Introduction: This conference report (with the conference podcast) outlines the TEI solutions for encoding oral corpus.
Introduction: This short post captures the problem of inadequate representation of data-driven criticism by scholars who are reluctant to empirical methods.
Introduction: This post outlines some methods and tools for better visualizations and contextual analysis in Ancient History.
Introduction: This post outlines Giorgio Caviglia’s work on interaction between visualization tools and humanities, and its consequences for research process and results.
Introduction: This post highlights the positive consequences for research due to the massive digitalization of Medieval diplomatic documents from Bourgogne.