ACIS 2014 Digital Humanities Workshop Sessions Summaries and Materials

June 25, 2014

For those who attended the digital humanities workshop at ACIS-CAIS 2014 on June 11th, or for those who could not make it, below you will find a list of some of the resources and links raised at the sessions. If participants see anything I’ve left out, please feel free to contact Nicholas Wolf ( and we’ll get those items added right away. Do keep in touch as we approach the deadline for next year’s conference and as we consider next steps for useful workshops and the future of DH at ACIS.

Many thanks to all participants for suggesting topics, leading discussions, and helping to make the day a success. And many thanks again to the UCD Humanities Institute for its support of the workshop, and to Malcolm, Valerie, Tony, Gerardine, and Niall for all of their help in assisting with logistics.


Session 1
Using web Content Management Systems (CMS) to build online projects and to teach

Niall O’Leary, Digital Humanities Specialist, UCD: “Building Online Projects” (PowerPoint version; PDF version)

Digital Humanities Observatory: Discovery
Published Works of Eilís Dillon
Foclóir Stairúil na Nua-Ghaeilge Online Archive of Irish Language Texts
Leaving, Crossing, Arriving (Visualization of Immigrant Letters)

CMS Options:

CMS Examples:
Humanities in the European Research Area
St. Patrick’s Confessio
The Doegen Records Web Project

Session 2.1
Quick and practical spatial data visualizations using Google Fusion, desktop version of Google Earth

Google Fusion Tables
(Note: Nick has a tutorial available online on this, plus links to others)
Google Earth for Desktop

We didn’t have time in this session to get to Mapbox/TileMill, but this resource has several basic tutorials to get you or your students up and running on this.

Session 2.2
Managing DH projects; social media applications in DH project promotion

Caroline McGee, Department of History of Art and Architecture, TCD: Gothic Past Visual Archive (PDF version)

On vs.

Digital imaging for newbies
Intro to Dublin Core metadata

Gothic Past: Visual Archive of Gothic Architecture & Sculpture in Ireland
Building Catholic Ireland: A Visual of Church Architecture and Furnishings


Session 1
DH and the classroom; digital pedagogy

Margaret Kelleher, School of English, Drama, and Film, UCD: DH Resources (PowerPoint version; PDF version; handout)
Joe Nugent, English Department, Boston College: iBooks Author

Digital Dubliners: A Multimedia Edition
JoyceWays App

Session 2.1
Data management tools for teaching and research

Sara Goek, History/Digital Arts & Humanities, UCC: Oral History @ UCC
Sonia Howell, University of Notre Dame and Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies

Oral History Metadata Synchronizer

Digital Repository of Ireland

Session 2.2
Digital editions and digital publishing

NOTE: If somebody has links or content for this session, please pass them along.

Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies

Session 2.3
Novel Networks, with Karen Wade of the UCD Humanities Institute

Novel Networks

Stanford Named Entity Recognizer