Digital Humanities

Archaeological Artifacts 3D Display Prototype

By SiteAdmin / August 5, 2019 /

Cue Indiana Jones music! Seriously, who wouldn’t want to spend time at a real archaeological dig, finding remnants of objects that have been buried for hundreds or thousands of years. We certainly do. That’s why we were thrilled beyond pottery shards when the Israeli Antiquities Association and researcher Avshalom Karasik of the Archaeology Institute of…

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Frankenstein Variorum

By SiteAdmin / July 30, 2019 /

Sometimes the job of the Digital Humanist is to re-animate and invigorate something that appears lifeless. That’s what a team of researchers and editors hope to do by creating the Frankenstein Variorium in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s landmark work. ( A variorum is an edition of a work that incorporates multiple…

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Onomasticon from the Iron II Southern Levant

By SiteAdmin / July 22, 2019 /

Onomasticon may sound like an obscure Jeopardy category, but it’s actually a pretty common phrase in the world of Digital Humanities. An Onomasticon is a list of names or words in a specialized field sorted in a logical way other than alphabetically. The Onomasticon we created was for Dr. Mitka Golub, of the Hebrew University’s…

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Scripta Qumranica – The Dead Sea Scrolls Project

By SiteAdmin / July 22, 2019 /

The Dead Sea Scrolls aren’t dead to us! Or to anyone else passionate about biblical archaeology. Since being discovered in a series of caves near the Dead Sea in 1946, these fragile bits of papyrus containing fragments of the bible dating back thousands of years, have been studied, analyzed, and admired by historians and scholars…

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Archaeological Artifact Database

By SiteAdmin / April 17, 2018 /

One of our favorite things at The Research Software Company is making things that are really old, accessible in ways that are really new. That’s why we were especially excited to help Leore Grossman  of The Hebrew University in  Jerusalem develop a database for 3D models of archaeological artifacts.  We implemented in Python/Django with a straight…

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Early 1900’s Hebrew Corpus

By SiteAdmin / April 16, 2018 /

Working with Aynat Rubinstein, of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, we organized a corpus of early 1900’s texts and integrated them with research tools. The corpus consists of plain text files as well as TEI documents. Organization involved transforming the documents to TEI, using NLP tools to add linguistic information requested by researchers and uploading…

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