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Visualizing Derrida

For many digital humanities teams, the only thing better than bringing a successful project to life is seeing its underlying data put to use by other scholars. That's why, when the University of Michigan's Justin Joque tweeted about a visualization using data from Derrida's Margins, the CDH developers who built the project were delighted.

Envisioning Slavic DH: A Visual Culture Workshop at the CDH

Slavic Studies DH is having a moment. The energy has been building for some time: North American Slavists are joining the active DH affiliate group of our main professional organization (ASEEES), and DH initiatives are thriving across Russia. Slavic DHers from around the globe met at last summer’s major annual DH conference in Utrecht, speaking at the first-ever panel dedicated to issues specific to our field, and excitedly planning future collaborations.  

The Researcher and the Mysterious Note on the Library Card

Who knew that something as innocuous as a library lending record could be connected to the life of a refugee escaping during a time of war? The detective work of one researcher on the Shakespeare and Company Project, a digital humanities initiative that uses documents from the Sylvia Beach Papers at Princeton's Firestone Library, has uncovered a fascinating example of ingenuity inside Beach's lending library.

Cultivating Princeton's Data Landscape: Annual Report, 2018–2019

What does it mean to treat poetry, brain scans and library borrowing records alike as “data”? Today, we analyze rich and complicated data produced in the humanities at scale with computational tools such as natural language processing, network analysis, and machine learning. Likewise, data scientists rely on humanists for political and historical context that helps make their work more equitable and just. During 2018-19, the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) dedicated its energies to bringing various disciplinary voices at Princeton together to examine how data is transforming our academic fields and our society. We called this initiative “Year of Data,” and held over twenty events — lectures, symposia, conferences, workshops — with campus partners in the humanities, arts, data and computer science, social science, and library and archives.

Document ALL the things!

We are pleased to announce the publication of four project charters (ranging from 2016 to 2019) and two pieces of software documentation: the "Built by CDH"warranty and long term service agreement documents. These charters are works of scholarship, and we're excited to be publishing and sharing them more widely.
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