Digital Humanities

Scholars in history, classics, literature, and other humanities disciplines have been creating and curating digital content for decades. Their efforts have focused on encoding schemes, semantic analysis, and providing rich collections of primary source materials. In more recent years, some digital humanities scholars have employed data-intensive e-research methodologies. CNI has worked with partners since its founding to ensure that attention is paid to the needs of researchers in digital humanities and has made the work of many digital humanities projects more widely known. CNI also addresses collaboration issues, including those that support projects developed jointly by scholars, librarians, and others in digital scholarship centers.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends & Good Practice” (December '14)
Authors: Joan Lippincott & Diane Goldenberg-Hart

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“Cultural Memory Organizations in the Digital Age” (December '11)
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“Repatriation, Reconstruction, and Cultural Diplomacy” (January '08)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Uncertain Future for Digital Visual Collections in the University” (August '97)
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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Avalon Media System Update: From Collaboration to Community (March '16)

Jon Dunn, Indiana University
Evviva Weinraub, Northwestern University

Connect. Collaborate. Contribute: A Model for Designing and Building a Research Commons (March '16)

Alison Armstrong, The Ohio State University

CANCELED: The Open Library of Humanities: Transforming Scholarly Communications in the Humanities Disciplines (March '16)

Martin Paul Eve, Open Library of Humanities

Open Parks Network: The Next Century of Digital Information Stewardship for the National Park Service (March '16)

Christopher G. Vinson, Clemson University

Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Research and Policy Agenda (March '16)

Jerome McDonough, University of Illinois

Recent Videos

The Role of Next Generation Libraries in Enhancing Multidisciplinary Research (March '16)
Tom Hickerson, University of Calgary
Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information
Kathryn (Ranjit) Ruddock, University of Calgary
Shawna Sadler, Deakin University View more information


The Archaeology of Infrastructure (November '15)
Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University
Jaap Geraerts, University College London View more information


Digital Dissertations in an Increasingly Welcoming Landscape (November '15)
Amanda Visconti, Purdue University View more information


Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective (April '15)
Vivian Lewis, McMaster University
Lisa Spiro, Rice University
Xuemao Wang, University of Cincinnati
Jon E. Cawthorne, West Virginia University View more information


Integrating Digital Epigraphies (April '15)
Joshua D. Sosin, Duke University
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Recent Podcasts

Jan. 18, 2012: Large Datasets, Identity, & New Digital Scholarship (January '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, Jan. 18, 2012
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Sept 6, 2011: CI for Classical Studies, Digital Scholarship Centers, Data Mgt, Cliff’s Summer Reading (September '11) CNI Conversations Podcast, Sept 6, 2011
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June 22, 2011: Digging into Data, Identifiers, Crowdsourcing & Scientific Data (June '11) CNI Conversations Podcast, June 22, 2011
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