Last month marked the launch of Digital Humanities Questions & Answers, a joint venture of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and ProfHacker. (See Julie’s announcement and followup posts.) Digital Humanities Questions and Answers (@DHAnswers) is designed to be a free resource where anyone with an interest in the digital humanities can pose a question to the community of folks working in the field.
There have been many great threads over the first month; in this post, I wanted to highlight a few that have “best answers”:
- “Good examples of ‘image-based’ humanities computing scholarship or projects?” (Link to thread / direct link to the best answer)
- “Oral History Metadata Standards and Schemes” (Thread / Answer)
- “Command-line tool to generate report on large number of XML files” (Thread / Answer)
- “How do I get started learning how to write a successful grant?” (Thread / Answer)
- “Web application for visualisation of variance across multiple witnesses?” (Thread / Answer)
- Here’s a thread that has TWO best answers (DH is a big tent!): “Best DH project-management system?” (Thread / Answer 1 / Answer 2)
- “Open-source historical GIS tools” (Thread / Answer)
- “How would I begin creating a museum cell phone tour?” (Thread / Answer)
There are plenty of other questions with best answers, too, but this list should give you a sense of the variety of topics that might be addressed at DHAnswers.
With so many topics already in circulation, the site may be a little confusing to newcomers, who might be concerned their question’s already been asked, but Bethany and Julie have thought of that, with a thread entitled “How can I find answers, get my questions answered, and help DHAnswers Grow?”
If you are DH-curious, or someone working in the field with either a question to ask or expertise to lend (or both!), why not give DHAnswers a try?