Category Archives: Digital Humanities

Caribbean Earthquakes, 1840-1900 – BRGM Data

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Re-sizing a virtual drive without losing data in Linux

If you’re like me, sometimes you create a virtual machine without planning ahead with regard to space needs. If you aren’t like me, and all 4 partitions aren’t used up on your particular VM, you could easily add an additional partition … Continue reading

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Adding Unique Identifiers in OpenRefine

Sometimes you may want to add unique identifiers (UIDs) to your data in OpenRefine (eg. migrating the data into a Database Management System (DBMS) like Access or Filemaker). It’s nice to have a set number of leading zeroes, especially if … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Summer Institute

DATA WORKFLOWS AND NETWORK ANALYSIS This workshop will discuss methods of data retrieval, data cleaning, and visualization.  Participants will discuss how websites are structured and learn how to collect a data set with webscraping.  Participants will learn how to use … Continue reading

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Pryor’s Peoria Nominated for a DH Award

Pryor’s Peoria has been nominated for “Best Use of DH For Public Engagement.” Voting is determined by popular vote, so if you like the project, please vote!

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HIST703 – Introduction to Digital History for Graduate Students

  Welcome to HIST 703: Introduction to Digital History! This is where you will blog about your experience this semester. You’ll respond to the readings on the syllabus, essentially creating an online annotated bibliography of the semester’s readings. You will also blog … Continue reading

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Update to My Struggle with OCR scans –

Follow-up to My Struggles with OCR and Microfilm Scans – No end in sight (yet) In my quest to achieve better OCR results on newspaper scans, I have stumbled upon Imagemagick’s morphology commands (see here for more). I’ve been able to … Continue reading

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Services Views API – Add-on Module

In creating the REST API for the Atlantic World Disasters Project,  I realized that I would need some metadata on the results returned (total results, pagination information, etc). Unfortunately, neither the Services nor Services Views module, which I used to create the … Continue reading

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Network View: The Deadliest Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1492-1996

Below is a network graph of the 259 Atlantic hurricanes between 1492 and 1996 that caused at least 25 deaths. The data for this graph is based on Appendix 1 from the report on the Deadliest Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1492 – … Continue reading

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My Struggles with OCR and Microfilm Scans – No end in sight (yet)

Context I have a seven-year run of microfilm scans from the left-wing French Caribbean newspaper,  La Petite France, that I would like to OCR and use as part of my larger-scale natural language processing project, The Cultural History of Disaster (digitalhistory.acs.unr.edu/nlp-disasters). While the scans of … Continue reading

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