Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2012

Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2012

Edited by Clare Mills, Michael Pidd and Esther Ward


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Mills, Clare, Michael Pidd and Esther Ward (Eds.). Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2012. Sheffield: The Digital Humanities Institute, 2012. Available online at: <>
Table of Contents

Andrew Prescott. Made in Sheffield: Industrial Perspectives on the Digital Humanities

Lorna M. Hughes. Live and Kicking: The Impact and Sustainability of Digital Collections in the Humanities

E. E. Snyder. A Framework for Supporting the Digital Humanities: An Alternative to the DH Centre

Erik Malcolm Champion. Researchers as Infrastructure

Jeremy Huggett. Promise and Paradox: Accessing Open Data in Archaeology

Tim N.L. Evans. An Undiscovered Country? A History of Archaeological Investigation in Post-War England

Claudia Favero. Digital Historians in Italy and the United Kingdom: Perspectives and Approaches

Ann Gow and Laura Molloy. Ahead of the CurV: Digital Curator Vocational Education

Andrea Kulas and Lu Yu. From Individual Solutions to Generic Tools

Mark Hall, Paula Goodale, Paul Clough and Mark Stevenson. The PATHS System for Exploring Digital Cultural Heritage

Max Kemman, Martijn Kleppe and Stef Scagliola. Just Google It

Jonathan Blaney. The Problem of Citation in the Digital Humanities

Clare Scott. Getting Rights Right! – The University of Sheffield Library Experience of Legal Issues and Digitisation.

José de Kruif. Mining Dutch History: Researching Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century

Marc Alexander and Ellen Bramwell. Mapping Metaphors of Wealth and Want: A Digital Approach

James Cummings. The Compromises and Flexibility of TEI Customisation

Gabriel Egan. Using Stand-off XML Markup to Record Scholarly Differences of Opinion About Typesetting

Christopher Dingle and Laura Hamer. False Memories and Dissonant Truths: Digital Newspaper Archives as a Catalyst for a New Approach to Music Reception Studies

Dingding Wang, Guannan Zhao, Yajie Hu, Neil F. Johnson, Brent E. Kinser and Mitsunori Ogihara. Analysing The Carlyle Letters Online

William Endres. More than Meets the Eye: Going 3D with an Early Medieval Manuscript

Ségolène Tarte. Interpreting Textual Artefacts: Cognitive Insights into Expert Practices

Tobias Schweizer and Lukas Rosenthaler. Building Digital Editions on the Basis of a Virtual Research Environment

Leah Armstrong, Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, Dean Few and David Arnold. Exploring the Disciplinary Reach and Geographic Spread of the British Design Professions, 1959-2010

Marcio Emilio dos Santos and Cicero Inacio da Silva. Analysing Big Cultural Data Patterns in 2200 Covers of Veja Magazine

Ester Appelgren and Gunnar Nygren. Data Journalism in Sweden – Opportunities and Challenges

David Croft, Stephen Brown and Simon Coupland. Improving Record Matching Across Disparate Historical Resources

Genovefa Kefalidou, Mercourios Georgiadis, Bryn Alexander Coles and Suchith Anand. Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage

Damiana Luzzi. Reperio: A Collaborative Knowledge Environment for Digital Humanities

About the Publication

The Digital Humanities Congress was inaugurated as a biennial event by the Humanities Research Institute and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield. It was held in Sheffield from 6–8th September 2012 with the support of the Network of Expert Centres and Centernet. The conference was intended to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities and we had a varied programme comprising 66 international speakers from disciplines across the arts, humanities and heritage domains. This digital edition of the conference proceedings presents 28 of the papers, including two of the three keynote presentations.

The keynote speakers were: Professor Andrew Prescott (Head of Department, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London); Professor Lorna Hughes (University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections at the National Library of Wales); Professor Philip Ethington (Professor of History and Political Science, University of Southern California and Co-Director of the USC Center for Transformative Scholarship).

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