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Humanities Computing Centers

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (University of Virginia) - Terrible interface with no clear explanation of what it is they do, or links to resources managed through the Institute. Some of the subsites at UVA are interesting. The Digital Media Center ( has a substantial database of digital images to support teaching and research in the humanities, as well as support services for this. The projects in The Virginia Center For Digital History ( presents material in a well organized, and visually pleasing manner. The top level of the Special Collections Digital Center (, however, is poorly designed, though some of the exhibitions underneath are well done. A general problem with the UVA pages is a lack of clear organization as well as uniformity in presentation. (

Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) (University of Toronto) - Wonderfully navigable interface. The top level provides a clear overview of the site, and the pages underneath branch to subcategories underneath them again, rather than trying to cram everything onto one or a few pages. The site itself doesn't offer any academic content, but works well as a jump station to finding resources and material. There is also clear information about support services and tutorials. (

Humanities Computing at the University of Georgia - Has a number of useful articles and guides on what humanities computing is, how it is useful, and well annotated links to tutorials, etc. (

School of Arts and Sciences Computing (University of Pennsylvania) - Seems to provide the necessary links and support services for faculty interested in teaching with technology. With some digging one also gets to actual-content links, but only by jumping to departmental homepages. Design is functional, but could be better. A bare-bones approach. (

The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (University of Glasgow) - Operates humanities computing courses for both students and faculty, as well as a couple of research projects, one of which deals with Post Hoc Rescue of Digital Material. (

Humanities Computing Unit (Oxford University)
- Not a very good interface, and seems quite limited in what they try to cover. Subunits include the Centre for Textual Studies, the Oxford Text Archive, and the British National Corpus. And that's pretty much it. Some local support services, and how-to online instructions, but generally unexciting and underdeveloped. (

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) (King's College, London) - Thin, though under the "Resources" heading they have a similar approach to the MSU Writing Center. (

Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA - A technical support service exclusively for UCLA. (

The Humanities Information Technologies Research Programme (HIT) (University of Bergen) - "The HIT Centre is a research and development centre for information technology within the humanities, i.e. language, literature and cultural studies, aesthetical subjects, history and philosophy." (

Humanities computing professional organizations

The Association for Computers and the Humanities - The major professional society for people working in computer-aided research in literature and language studies, history, philosophy, and other humanities disciplines, and especially research involving the manipulation and analysis of textual materials. (

The Association for History and Computing - An international organization which aims to promote and develop interest in the use of computers in all types of historical study at every level, in both teaching and research. Has sub-branches all over the world. (

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