A PORT for Modern Languages

By Katia Pizzi Welcome to a PORT for modern languages! This is your gateway to a vast and intriguing treasure trove of multi-lingual resources, from French to Spanish, from German to Polish, from Italian to Portuguese, from Russian to Lusophone, Czech and much more! Libraries, archives, culture and arts centres, schools, and a score of… Continue reading A PORT for Modern Languages

Doing Quantitative Research in the Humanities

Data can be described as quantitative if it can be measured or identified on a numerical scale. Examples include length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, age, distance, cost and so on. However, not all data using numbers is quantitative: Datasets are often classified into categorical data, i.e. using numbers as descriptors. Arithmetic performed on the… Continue reading Doing Quantitative Research in the Humanities

Should historians learn text processing techniques?

By Jonathan Blaney Historians have always dealt with large amounts of text and have had to develop ways of dealing with the volume of it, such as the index card or the Renaissance book wheel. Now that much textual information comes in electronic form, that data is now much easier to access and to analyse.… Continue reading Should historians learn text processing techniques?

Managing your Research: launch of a new online resource to help historians to look after their data

Historians don’t often like to think about data management.  Indeed, it is almost considered an ugly word or a taboo.  Data Management gets in the way of the interesting stuff – the research, the learning.  Nevertheless, it is vital to the work that we do.  History is data.  It is the essential essence of the… Continue reading Managing your Research: launch of a new online resource to help historians to look after their data