digital humanities


hotograph of the Steamer PANTHER, left, at anchor with sails furled in front of iceberg. Icebergs extend through background, icefloes in water in foreground. signed and titled bottom center, in pencil: "Str. "Panther" Wm. Bradford." __undated __Verso, in pencil: "Purchased 4/28/33 with large ore 2.50 / together."; "Steamer Panther / Wm. Bradford Expedition"; in ink: "No 613", New Bedford Whaling Museum
The yearly Digital Humanities conference brings together academic researchers using digital tools to solve humanities research questions. In the sciences digital technologies are embedded in each research field, but the humanities have been slower to adopt them. This year in Krakow, Poland, the Digital Humanities 2016 conference showcased and discussed […]

DH2016: What’s the relation between crowdsourcing cultural heritage and Wikimedia?


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The Digital Humanities hackathon was arranged by University of Helsinki & Aalto University for the second time 16–20 May 2016. The educational event aimed to bring together students and researchers of humanities, social sciences and computer science, for a week of active co-operation in groups under the heading of Digital Humanities. Exploring […]

Historical Pasila – steps towards historical street view





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I spent two weeks in the UK, meeting researchers studying crowdsourcing and volunteering in arts, humanities and geographic projects. The reason for travel is my own study that is closely knitted to the Wikimaps project. Definitions or not There have been several attempts to categorize activities taking place in this […]

A travelogue