DH Day at the British Library - Proceedings Papers

On 2nd May 2019 we hosted the DH Day at the British Library. A diverse and popular line up of speakers representing DH scholarship and academic libraries from around the world, presented the international scope of digital humanities research; how it is being applied to large content sets like newspapers, how it is being taught in the classroom and what the library is doing to support DH within their institutions.You can now download the proceedings papers - or click on the video soundbites in the DH Hub to listen to snippets of the speakers presentations.
  • DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP, DIGITAL CLASSROOMS PROCEEDINGS PAPERS EBOOK

    On 2nd May 2019 we hosted the DH Day at the British Library. A diverse and popular line up of speakers representing DH scholarship and academic libraries from around the world, presented the international scope of digital humanities research; how it is being applied to large content sets like newspapers, how it is being taught in the classroom and what the library is doing to support DH within their institutions.

    You can now download the proceedings papers - or click on the video soundbites below to listen to snippets of the speakers presentations.

  • INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER BY SETH CAYLEY

    Seth Cayley, VP Gale Primary Sources introduces our BL Speakers papers in this opening chapter. 

    The DH day was split into four distinct sessions: (1) Literature & Distant Reading; (2) Computers
    Reading the News; (3) Digital Humanities in the Classroom; and (4) Institutional Support and
    Infrastructure for digital humanities. Each session was designed to put a spotlight on different
    themes in digital humanities, with the first two focusing on the latest research, and the latter two
    exploring issues around teaching and the role of the library.
    In this volume you will find four of the papers that were presented on that day.

    Read the introductory chapter here. 

  • ON PRINCIPLES AND VALUES: MINING FOR CONSERVATIVE RHETORIC IN THE LONDON TIMES

    Joris van Eijnatten, previously Professor of Cultural History at Utrecht University, provides a textbook example of how using n-grams and other textual analysis tools can lead to new and interesting discoveries. You can download his chapter here. 

  • REFLECTIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURES FOR MINING NINETEENTH-CENTURY NEWSPAPER DATA

    Carrying out such research is impossible without the right infrastructure in place. In “Reflections on Infrastructures for Mining Nineteenth-Century Newspaper Data,” Julianne Nyhan, Associate Professor of Digital Information Studies and Deputy Director of the University College London (UCL) Centre for Digital Humanities, discusses her team’s experience of trying to get a large-scale text-mining project off the ground.

  • TEACHING HUMANISTIC DATA ANALYSIS

    The topic of Ryan Cordell’s paper is “Teaching Humanistic Data Analysis.” Ryan teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses at Northeastern University and has reflected deeply on his own teaching philosophy. Click here to download his chapter

  • INTRODUCING DIGITAL HUMANITIES IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CLASSROOM

    Sarah Ketchley, an Egyptologist and digital humanities specialist based at the University of Washington, discusses her own experiences of leading undergraduates through her Introduction to Digital Humanities course. Sarah talks through the learning goals and pedagogical challenges she faced, along with the methodological and technological solutions she used to overcome those challenges

Video Soundbites from the DH Day at the British Library

Introducing Digital Humanities in the Undergraduate Classroom, by Dr Sarah Ketchley

Part of a presentation about teaching Digital Humanities to an undergraduate cohort of students that took place as part of the DH Day at the British Library, hosted by Gale. A formal proceedings paper written by Dr. Sarah Ketchley is also available. 

'Teaching Humanistic Data Analysis' by Ryan Cordell

A snippet from the presentation by Ryan Cordell, one of the speakers at the DH Day at the British Library in May 2019. 

On Principles and Values. Mining for Conservative Rhetoric in the London Times.

A snippet from the presentation by Joris Van Eijnatten, one of the speakers at the DH Day at the British Library in May 2019. 

On the Unexpected Use of Heritage Data

A snippet from the presentation by Melodee Beals, one of the speakers at the DH Day at the British Library in May 2019.