Category Archives: Resources

Geospatial Historian: beta website

By The GPDH Editors | September 11, 2013

The Geospatial Historian  is a tutorial-based open access textbook, modeled on the “”>Programming Historian, designed to teach humanists practical digital mapping and GIS skills that are immediately useful to real research needs. At this beta stage we have released four introductory lessons to HGIS methods using open source platforms like Google Maps and Quantum GIS. We are now looking for more […]

Umeå University: New PhD course “Digital History: The theory and practice of historical thinking in the digital age”

By The GPDH Editors | May 16, 2013

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University invites PhD students from the Nordic countries to the semester-long course exploring the theory and practice of digital history. The PhD course will be thaught in English during the fall semester of 2013 and part of the lectures and seminars will be held online. […]

White Paper: Interoperability between Stemmatological Microservices

By The GPDH Editors | May 13, 2013

Tara Andrews1, Simo Linkola2, Teemu Roos2, Joris van Zundert3 KU Leuven (BE) Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, University of Helsinki (FI) Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (NL) Background * Stemmatology is the study of how to derive computationally the copying relationships between ancient and […]

App Review: Pevsner’s Architectural Glossary

By The GPDH Editors | May 13, 2013

The Buildings of England, the great survey of Britain’s built environment compiled over several decades by the architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner, would seem ideal material for a mobile app; now Yale University Press have produced just that, collating pieces from the 46 volumes that make up the work and presenting them into a geo-aware app […]

Digitisation of First World War unit diaries now complete

By The GPDH Editors | April 15, 2013

For the past few months we have been digitising part of the WO 95 record series, which consists of unit war diaries from the First World War. The series is one of the most requested in our reading rooms in Kew, and digitising these diaries will enable us to publish them online, making them more accessible for […]

The demise of Google Reader: On the path to driverless information retrieval

By The GPDH Editors | March 21, 2013

By Simon Barron On Wednesday, Google announced that a range of their services are to be shut down. Google Reader – once the best and easiest-to-use RSS reader (Rich Site Summary (or Really Simple Syndication)) on the Web – is to be retired on the 1st of July. On the official Google Reader Blog, Alan Green, Software Engineer, cites […]

Digitalisierung von Reiseberichten der Sammlung Desbillons

By The GPDH Editors | March 21, 2013

Die Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim führt mit Unterstützung der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft eine Digitalisierung von Reiseberichten der Sammlung Desbillons durch. Die digitalisierten Texte sind wichtige Quellen, insbesondere für die Geschichte und Kulturgeschichte Lateinamerikas, Nordamerikas und Asiens in der Frühen Neuzeit sowie für die dortigen Aktivitäten der Jesuiten. Die Sammlung Desbillons ist die bedeutendste historische Sammlung der Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim […]

New Version of Digital Mishnah Demo

By The GPDH Editors | March 5, 2013

by Hayim Lapin We have released a new version of the demo. Much of the change is in styling and branding, but there are new texts added, some new views, and a new naming convention. New texts. Gradually, I am replacing the sample files with just Bava Metsi’a Ch. 2 with transcriptions covering all of […]

Islandora’s Open Source Ecosystem and Digital Preservation: An Interview with Mark Leggott

By The GPDH Editors | March 5, 2013

by Trevor Owens Open source software is playing an important role in digital stewardship. In an effort to better understand the role open source software is playing, the NDSA infrastructure working group is reaching out to folks working on a range of open source projects. Our goal is to develop a better understanding of their […]

Introducing Benthos: Ancient World Mapping Center

By The GPDH Editors | February 22, 2013

AWMC has launched a Beta version of its new project, Benthos: Digital Atlas of Ancient Waters. This project aims to map not only the physical geography of ancient Mediterranean waters, but also to map cultural and historical information related to transportation, communication, and commerce. The initial sample includes data for Mediterranean ports, shipwrecks, and a preliminary […]