A blog on the digital humanities
This blog describes my exploration of the digital humanities.
My journey started when I read Dr. Nadine Akkerman’s blog post “Ciphers and Codes in the Letters of Female Spies”. Unfortunately this is no longer posted but “Invisible but ever-present: female spies in the 17th century” describes Nadine’s work in this area and her book “Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain”.
I used this research and that of others to create the scenarios for assignments on the computer forensics course I taught. I drew on this material to create examples of communication and interaction between people, which was used to create examples of forensic evidence, see “Using Virtualisation In The Teaching Of Computer Forensics”.
Having used history to teach digital technology I wondered how digital technology could help teach and understand history. That led me to the digital humanities. This blog documents my journey to learn more about the digital humanities.
The topics covered include:
Docker images provide a means of running digital humanities applications with all their dependencies without messing up your computer!
The integration of TEI Boilerplate into the Academic Theme on a Hugo website is described. The integration allows TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) P5 content to be displayed directly in modern browsers.
A printed version of Lord George Digby’s third speech to the House of Commons is transcribed into a Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) XML document.
A student of the digital humanities threading their way through cyberspace and history.
Introduction to Digital Humanities, 2020
HavardX / EdX
Digital Editions Course, 2020
Talyor Institution Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, 2020
University of Oxford