Data From the Deck

In his article entitled “What is the Meaning of the Digital Humanities to the Humanities?” Alan Liu informs the reader that the Digital Humanities use methods to engage with research that vary significantly from tradition text-based research. He even ventures to assert that the two practices can indeed be categorized as two separate “tribes” as […]

Livingstone’s 1871 field diary post

This project was created to reveal the remarkable period of David Livingstone’s life for the first time. David was a praised British abolitionist missionary and explorer of Africa. During his time in Africa he documented his findings and discoveries in his diary. However,Livingstone’s writing became illegible and faded. Also due to the fragility of the […]

David Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary

The David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project is a project designed to show the original record of a very traumatic period of David Livingstone’s life. Livingstone was a celebrated British abolitionist, missionary, and explorer of Africa. His diary outlines the experiences he had in full detail, and how those experiences shaped his life. Until today, Livingstone’s […]

A Life Mapped Out Through Manuscripts

What is the Project? Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts project was created to gather all manuscripts from the famous author and to gain more knowledge regarding her life and her writing process.  The project has obtained up to 1100 pages of Austen’s work and is still actively searching for more pages to add to their collection.  […]

What Can Digital Humanities Do? Old Weather

What is this project? Old Weather is a project that enables users to transcribe naval ship logs from archives around the world. The project’s team includes scientists, digital project managers, engineers, research managers, historians, and archivists. Partners to the project include a long list of archive, science, and university supported organizations. Old Weather is part […]

David Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary

What is the project? The David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project is a preservation effort that shared the common goal of using spectral imaging technology and digital publishing to release a series of historical, faded and illegible texts written by the famous explorer, missionary and abolitionist, David Livingstone, during his time spent in Central Africa. Previous to […]

Digital Humanities in Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary

In Liu’s “What it Means to be a Digital Humanists” he states that digital humanities often affiliates its self with older materials such as the remediation of older media such as books and libraries. After analyzing Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary, there would be no other way to decode the diary if it was not for […]

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Quentin Hugee August 29, 2015   Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary This was a project to enhance the diary of David Livingstone during a very traumatic period where he traveled into Central Africa as a abolitionist, During this time he witnessed the massacre of Manyuema Women. Davids writing became very illegible and faded. Also while witnessing […]

Reflection Prompt #1

Reflection Post #1: “On Material and Digital Archives” – REVISED Due: 8/30 by 11pm Prompt: This week you were introduced to the field of digital humanities. We talked in general terms about DH research and looked at the Great Parchment Book project as an example of how DH methods can make the unaccessible accessible through […]