Setup and manage a complex dataset using Strapi

In this tutorial we are going to install Strapi on your computer. We will then setup a database complete with forms for easy content management and creation. The dataset we are going to build for this example is a collection of paintings, artists and museums but anything will do. Disclaimer: this tutorial is written for … Continued

INCEpTION: A Semantic Annotation Platform

Annotation platforms are tools that facilitate the procedure of transferring external information to any type of raw resources. The information we add varies from one case to another. Images can be annotated by adding meta-data such as the date of creation or name of items depicted in them. Text documents can be enriched by linguistic … Continued

Models and Perspectives in Digital History

Digital Historians often manifests in two forms: a person with a mixed background in History and Computer Science or as a collaboration between a historian and a computer scientist. The latter, in particular, comes with combining challenges such as finding a common vocabulary, negotiating new forms of knowledge, different writing styles and in general two … Continued

The MAXQDA and ethic commitments

The aim of this blogpost is to  review data analysis software. None of the qualitative software (nVivo, Atlas.ti, Maxqda, dedoose.) actually “analyse” the data for you in the way that quantitative software does. They are more applicable in systematically organising, coding, annotating, visualising, etc. rather than data analysis. In essence, the analysis is still the … Continued

The Zooniverse and the Historian

Thoughts on a promising relationship   Originally developed by the Adler Planetarium in Chicago in 2007 to map the stars with the help of internet users on a global scale, the crowdsourcing platform Zooniverse now hosts more than 110 peer-reviewed projects and has 1.7 million users worldwide. Zooniverse calls its concept “people-powered research”; its aim … Continued

Building a digital scholarly edition of the Romanian Chrestomathy

After the lecture of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen on 14 November 2019, we discussed how the humanities have the potential to enhance conventional methods of analysis and scientific display in scholarly editions of philological texts and low-key languages. It would be interesting to investigate how digital humanities and computational methods, as well as digital publishing … Continued

Narrative storytelling and Digital History

What kinds of stories do we tell? The narrative structure of history. Since the establishment of history as a discipline, narrative storytelling has been the historians’ main device to structure and disseminate results. Recently, however, the introduction of novel digital tools has extended our possibilities to represent the past dramatically. Natural language processing, social network … Continued