NEH Grant Info


Hello everyone,

Here are a couple of links where you can find information about NEH Grants. Check out the information under “Guidelines Resources,” particularly to the examples of successful applications. I think you will want to look at one of these two grant categories:

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants:

Digital Projects for the Public:

Links from last night

As promised, here are some links to various tools and resources that were mentioned last night:

Maps, tonight!

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Just a reminder that Professor Randy Smith will join us this evening to introduce us to some digital mapping tools.

Make sure you have a spreadsheet that contains a Latitude and a Longitude column, as we discussed in class. Also, it might be a good idea to go to and sign up for an account.

See you all soon!

Gephi Links

Hi everyone,

As promised, here are several links to sites that will help you further explore Gephi, if that’s something you’d like to do.

Here is the Gephi site. It’s a free download. There are links to many tutorials here.

On preparing data:

A series of video tutorials that cover everything from preparing data to manipulating graphs.

Here is a tutorial by Martin Grandjean. This is the tutorial upon which I based the work we did in class. I like this approach very much, and I think it’s particularly relevant to our work.

Here is an explanation of many of the layouts and what kinds of data they best serve.

And there is a lot more out there. Just poke around. Google really specific questions.

Have a nice break!


Gephi and Visualization

Hello everyone,

I wanted to let you know that I left the links to the readings for this week up, but as I said in class, I’m not requiring you to read them. We are going to spend the entire class working on creating databases and visualizing them in Gephi. However, these are good articles that articulate the value of using visualizations in your research.

We will meet in our usual classroom where we will look at finding and/or creating databases. After that, we’ll move to the computer lab downstairs; I’ve had Gephi installed on those computers. If you’d like to download the software onto your laptop, go here.

See you all Monday!

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Online Text Visulization Tools

Hey everyone,

Hopefully you’ve been inspired by Moretti. Tonight, we are going to explore text visualization using existing online tools, and next week, we’ll focus specifically on Gephi (you can download it if you’d like, but we will be going to the computer lab, where I’ve had the software installed).

Here are some links to the tools we’ll look at tonight:

For social media analysis and visualization:

A good place to start looking for texts to explore along with a number of additional tools:

Alan Liu’s DH Toychest
and UCI Libraries

See you soon!

Stuff for Monday

I sent this email to you a few days ago, but I wanted to include the info here.

See you soon!


Please download the following software for Monday night and bring your laptops.

1. A text editor. I prefer Sublime (mac or pc): It’s not free, but you can download a trial version. A window occasionally pops up asking if you’d like to pay. I’ve had it for a year, and I never bought it – I just deal with the occasional pop-up. (Although I ought to just pay for it – it’s really great, and I use it all the time.)

An alternate editor is notepad++ for windows: or BBEdit for mac: (I know nothing about BBEdit, but it’s replacing TextWrangler, the go to Mac text editor.

2. Also, you might want to download TextGrid This is particularly good for tagging images and scans of manuscripts and handwritten docs. Be sure to register the software before you come to class. It took me a while to hear from them – it was one of those things where you have to click a link that is emailed to you.

If you’d like, when you extract the zipped file, you can save the application to an external hard drive. I just put it on my desktop, but it’s up to you.
3. Nothing to download, but register on if you can. I’m in the process of doing it right now. I’ve never used this before, but it looks to me like it could be an incredibly useful tool for us. The have a cloud-based XML editor and it seems they make parsing it really easy.
4. Finally – this is optional – you can downlaod the Oxygen XML Editor at It’s the most commonly used XML editor for TEI and it’s really powerful. The problem is it’s not free. You can download a trial version that you can access for a month. In the future, I’ll try to convince Hood that we need to have an institutional license, but we’ll work around it for now.


Let me know if you have any questions.

Some articles relating to our discussion on Monday

Hi everyone,

I wanted to send a couple of links along in case you were interested in the discussion we were having about bias in algorithms. I find this topic fascinating. Nothing too academic here -a couple of newspaper/magazine articles on the topic.

Google Faulted for racial bias…

What you don’t know about internet algorithms…

Hidden Gender Bias in Google Image Search

Why Can’t Silicon Valley Solve its Diversity Problem?

Search Engines and Ethics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Phliosophy) a little old, but interesting

See you all soon!

One down!

Meeting you all last night was such a pleasure! I’m really looking forward to this journey we have all just begun.

So, as a reminder, your blog posts are due Sunday night by midnight and they will focus on one of the readings that you will have read for that week. If you’d like, you can blog about something else that is related to those readings – a particular DH project you saw and explored, a research question you might like to explore, etc.

Also, I had an idea for a project that some of you might consider. What if you did an online archive of images of protest signs from the Women’s March? This project would require collecting images – maybe you’d need to find a platform that allowed people across the country to submit images and info – , but it would also involve specific markup in XML (we’ll go over that in a few weeks), thinking through the way you would want a user to interface with the archive, and so on. It would probably be a good project to work on with the computer scientists, too.

Just an idea.

Here are the links to the projects we looked at last night:

See you all soon. Don’t forget to email me your blog addresses!