Speculative Web Space


An ongoing collection of Digital Humanities sites.




Field of Interest

A Companion To Digital Humanities

A Digital Humanities Textbook


Digital Humanities

A History Of Aboriginal History

A five year project on the history of Aboriginal Sydney supported by the Australian Research Council and the Department of History, University of Sydney


History, Aboriginal, Sydney

Above and Beyond Speech, Language and Music: A Virtual Lab for Human Communication Science

Share data and analysis in Human Communication Science


Knowledge sharing, integration, Human Communication Science.

ADA (Australian Data Archive)

The Australian Data Archive (ADA) provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data and to make these data available for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users.


Archive, statistics.

Alliance Of Digital Humanities Organisations

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) promotes and supports digital research and teaching across all arts and humanities disciplines, acting as a community-based advisory force, and supporting excellence in research, publication, collaboration and training.


Digital Humanities

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

Digital humanities online community.


Digital Humanities

Amarna Tablets

Transcriptions of the Amarna Tablets. The Amarna tablets are named after the site Tell el-Amarna (in middle Egypt) where they were discovered. The first Amarna tablets were found by local inhabitants in 1887. They form the majority of the corpus. Subsequent excavations at the site have yielded less than 50 out of the 382 itemized tablets and fragments which form the Amarna corpus known to date.


Cuneiform, transcription, digitization, ancient history

Ancient Lives

Invites everyone to help translate masses of papyri from Oxyrynchus, using the Zooniverse 'citizen science' mass collaboration strategy.


Classics, History


ANTLR (ANother Tool for Language Recognition) is a powerful parser generator for reading, processing, executing, or translating structured text or binary files.


Linguistics, text analysis.

Archaeology of Reading

By creating a corpus of important and representative annotated texts with searchable transcriptions and translations, we can begin to compare and fully analyze early modern reading, and place that mass of research material within a broader historical context.


Curated archive, early modern, marginalia, facsimile, manuscripts

Art And Life In Africa

The Art & Life in Africa website, hosted by the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA), is a freely accessible educational resource that is the product of the collaborative efforts of more than fifty scholars, technicians, collectors and institutions around the world.


Art, Africa, Sociology, Maps, Material Culture

ARTFL Encyclopedie Project

The Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, par une Societe de Gens de lettres was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. Through its attempt to classify learning and to open all domains of human activity to its readers, the Encyclopedie gave expression to many of the most important intellectual and social developments of its time.




arts-humanities.net is a collaboration between communities, institutions, projects and individuals interested in the digital aspects of arts and humanities research. It is also the homepage of the Network of Expert Centres and the Coalition of Humanities and Arts Infrastructure Networks (CHAIN).


Arts, Humanities, eResearch, aggregator


The Australian Scholarly Editions Centre was established in 1993. Its director was Paul Eggert. It was established primarily to house the Academy Editions of Australian Literature project, undertaken on behalf of the Australian Academy of the Humanties and sponsored by the Australian Research Council, the Academy itself, as well as private foundations.


electronic scholarly editions, digital publishing, digital editing

Atlas of Early Printing

The Atlas of Early Printing is an interactive site designed to be used as a tool for teaching the early history of printing in Europe during the second half of the fifteenth century.


Printing, history, map


AusStage provides an accessible online resource for researching live performance in Australia


performance, theatre, history


The aim of the AustESE project is to develop a set of interoperable services to support the production of electronic scholarly editions by distributed collaborators in a Web 2.0 environment.


ePublishing, digital publishing, annotations, electronic scholarly editions, collaboration


AustLit aims to be the definitive virtual research environment and information resource for Australian literary, print, and narrative culture.


Literature, digital archive

Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment

The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment is a new and fast-expanding research centre with an annual programme of lectures, seminars and conferences on every aspect of the Enlightenment and the Eighteenth Century – from debates about tolerance and freedom of speech, questions of intelligent design and atheism, to issues of colonialism and commercial economy.


History, Enlightenment

British Library Illustrations and Images Flickr

Human and machine curated image collections from the British Library on Flickr.


Library, online archive, images, curating


Computer Analysis of Speech for Psychological Research


Speech Pathology, text analysis, parsing

Centre for Computing and the Humanities

Kings College


Digital Humanities

Coal River

University of Newcastle. Uses easily accessible social network/blog/wiki software to generate engaging local history site.




Web drawing tool art collective.


Art, computer generated art, online collective, vaporwave

Congo River: Arts of Central Africa

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore online exhibition of Arts and artefacts from Congo region.


Online exhibit, virtual exhibit, museum, material culture

Corpus Thomisticum

Perhaps the earliest work in Digital Humanities, now on the web: The Corpus Thomisticum project aims to provide scholars with a set of instruments of research on Thomas Aquinas, freely available via Internet.


Linguistics, Latin, History of Digital Humanities

Cultural Heritage Experiences

CHESS (Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-personal interactions and Storytelling) is a project, co-funded by the European Commission, that aims to integrate interdisciplinary research in personalization and adaptivity, digital storytelling, interaction methodologies, and narrative-oriented mobile and mixed reality technologies, with a sound theoretical basis in museological, cognitive, and learning sciences.


Museums, interactive exhibitions, virtualisation, augmentation


A subset of the Harvard Art Museums collection, including only works identified as Japanese.


Archive, images, Japan






DARIAH-DE unterstützt digital arbeitende Geistes- und KulturwissenschaftlerInnen mit Digital Humanities-Tools und fachwissenschaftlichen Diensten in den Bereichen Forschung und Lehre. DARIAH - DE supports digitally operating humanities and cultural scholars with Digital Humanities tools and professional services in the fields of scientific research and teaching.


german, software, data, integration

David Rumsey Map Collection

The historical map collection has over 71,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of America, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific and the World.


maps, archive


annual series of workshops in DH


Digital Humanities training

Diamond Variations

Blog of Sabrina Ratté


Blog, Art, computer generated art, online collective, vaporwave


DigiPal is a new resource for the study of medieval handwriting, particularly that produced in England during the years 1000–1100, the time of Æthelred, Cnut and William the Conqueror. It is designed to allow you to see samples of handwriting from the period and to compare them with each other quickly and easily.


Palaeography, manuscripts, annotation, history, scribe, England, medieval

Digital Harlem

Digital Harlem forms one part of a collaborative research project on everyday life in Harlem between 1915 and 1930 undertaken by four historians in the Department of History at the University of Sydney.


History, sociology, American studies

Digital Humanities

Willard McCarty, (King's College, London) lecture on Digital Humanities for ABC Radio National, 15 September 2015


Digital Humanities, modelling, simulation, theory

Digital Humanities 2012

Digital Humanities Conference in Hamburg


Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities Now

Digital Humanities Now showcases the scholarship and news of interest to the digital humanities community through a process of aggregation, discovery, curation, and review.


Digital humanities, journal

Digital Humanities Research Group

The Digital Humanities Research Group brings together researchers, practitioners and professional staff across disciplines to focus on how digital media and computational methods can open up new avenues of inquiry in the humanities and social sciences, enabling richer understanding of complex social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.


Digital Humanities, Research

Digital Humanities Specialist

Digital Humanities at Stanford.


blog, digital humanities

Digital Humanities: Using tools from the 1990s to answer questions from the 1960s about 19th century America.

Visualisation of 19th century shipping.


Visualisation, mapping, history

Digital Roman Forum

University of Virginia - very visual online interactive application.


History, Classics


The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.


Tools, DH Software

Discover Collections, State Library of NSW

Explore the unrivalled collection of journals, logbooks, letters, paintings, drawings and books documenting the experiences and achievements of the first British settlement in Australia.


Digital archives, library, history

Display At Your Own Risk

Display At Your Own Risk is an open source exhibition research project.


Art, online exhibition, copyright


DocuScope is a text analysis environment with a suite of interactive visualization tools for corpus-based rhetorical analysis.


large corpus, rhetoric, analysis

Early Modern Map Of London

Interactive map and additional materials of Early Modern London


History, English, maps, early modern


The Text Creation Partnership creates standardized, accurate XML/SGML encoded electronic text editions of early print books.


Database, 18th C, Archive, Library


Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.


Literature, digital archive

Electronic Textual Cultures Lab

The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) engages in cross-disciplinary study of the past, present, and future of textual communication, and is a hub for digital humanities activities across the University of Victoria campus and beyond.


Textual Cultures, text, writing, publishing, scholarship


Building sustainable digital humanities projects


Digital Humanities, longevity, archiving, project management

eScholarship Research Centre

University of Melbourne




Collections of European Fashion, Art and Music


Europe, fashion, art, music, history

Foundation For The Advancement Of MesoAmerican Studies

- comprehensive museum resource, images, texts, maps, dictionaries, bibliographies.




Java applications and code base for text engineering.


Natural language processing, parsing, linguistics, text analysis.


The GeoHumanities Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations focuses on spatial, spatial-temporal and "placial" perspectives in the digital humanities.


Mapping, gis, mapping tools, mapping projects

Heritage Together

The focus of the project is on producing heritage data in conjunction with local communities. Photographs of heritage artefacts and environments will be uploaded onto our website. Our goal is to capture all the standing stones and burial cairns, foremostly in the Gwynedd area, but also beyond.


3D imaging, archaeology, crowd sourcing

Historical Justice and Memory Research Network

Networking platform for scholars, researchers and activists working on issues of historical justice and memory.



History of Emotions

The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions uses historical knowledge from Europe, 1100 - 1800 to understand the long history of emotional behaviours.


History, emotion, behaviour, modern, europe


Online exhibition system for Museums and Galleries.


Museum, art, gallery, exhibition


The HuNI project is combining Australia's most significant cultural datasets to build a national virtual laboratory.


Digital archives, metasearch, cultural collections, integration


The IACAP exists to promote scholarly dialogue and research on all aspects of the computational and informational turn, and on the use of information and communication technologies in the service of philosophy.



Icelandic Saga Database

The Icelandic Saga Database is an online resource dedicated to the digital publication of the Sagas of the Icelanders -- a large body of medieval literature which forms the foundation of the Icelandic literary tradition. This website contains all the extant Icelandic family sagas in an easily readable format using modernized Icelandic spelling, with Old Norse versions and translations into English and other languages made available where these exist in the public domain.


Publishing, Iceland, public domain

Institute for Historical Studies

University of Texas



International Image Interoperability Framework

Enabling Richer Access to the Worlds Images. Open standards and APIs for image access.


images, archives, web services, interoperability


Intersect is Australia's largest full-service eResearch support agency.


eResearch infrastructure, data storage, cloud, project assistance

Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative

The mission of the Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative (ISMI) is to make accessible information on all Islamic manuscripts in the exact sciences (astronomy, mathematics, optics, mathematical geography, music, mechanics, and related disciplines), whether in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or other languages.


Islam, science, math, history, manuscript, archive

Iter, Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Iter, meaning a journey or a path in Latin, is a not-for-profit partnership dedicated to the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development and distribution of online resources.


history, middle ages, renaissance

Journal of Digital Humanities

Online journal of digital humanities.


Digital humanities, journal

Kindred Britain

Visualisation familial connections among famous British people.


History, genealogy, visualisation

King's Colllege London, Digital Humanities

The Department of Digital Humanities is an international leader in the application of technology in the arts and humanities, and in the social sciences.


Digital Humanities, Research


Kings College - connects place with history (could be improved with a map interface).


History, Linguistics


LODLAM is Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums. LODLAM.net is an informal, borderless network of enthusiasts, technicians, professionals and any number of other people who are interested in or working with Linked Open Data pertaining to galleries, libraries, archives, and museums.


Library, Open Data

Mapping country

Map of Wangan and Jagaling country.



Mapping The Republic Of Letters

Network visualisations of the intellectual community of the Enlightenment Occident, based the correspondence of Enlightenment philosophes.


Data mining, visualisation, social networks, history, Englightenment.


Meanjin and Overland - community engagement in contemporary literature.


Literature, Publishing


Exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture in the arts and humanities


Digital Humanities

Methods Commons

Computation has produced new and exciting ways of studying texts. Many of these methods do not require the use of expensive programs or detailed programming knowledge, but only the know-how to combine freely accessible resources to perform various tasks. This site describes common or interesting sequences of actions, or recipes. They are organized according to the objective of the recipe. Recipes fall into the three major categories of location and identification of ideas, themes or specific terms; analysis of textual devices or themes; or the construction of new entities or corpora.


tools, techniques, methods, programming, text analysis, stylometry

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Effective integration of art, artefacts, essays, maps, timelines, etc for research and community engagement.


Fine art, archives, museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Large open access collection of art.


Visual arts, art history


Musical Instruments


Music, museum, catalogue

Natural Language Toolkit

NLTK is a leading platform for building Python programs to work with human language data.


Natural language parsing, linguistics, text analysis


The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (NeCTAR) is a $47 million Australian Government, Super Science project, financed by the Education Investment Fund.


eResearch infrastructure, data storage, cloud, project assistance

Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities

A polemic on the political history of digital humanities.


Politics, theory, history of digital humanities

Open Culture

Free cultural & educational media on the web


aggregator, portal, magazine, moocs


Oracc is a collaborative effort to develop a complete corpus of cuneiform whose rich annotation and open licensing support the next generation of scholarly research. Created by Steve Tinney, Oracc is steered by Eleanor Robson, Tinney, and Niek Veldhuis.


Cuneiform, transcription, digitization, ancient history


Time and cost of travel in ancient Rome.


History, visualisation


Stanford tool "Palladio", map, date and network visualisation.


Data visualisation, maps, networks..

Perseus Digital Library

Mass online classics archive.


Classics, Archives, Library

Poet On The Shore

Robot composes poetry and writes it on the beach.


art, automaton, robotics, poetry

Prisons Memory Archive

The Prisons Memory Archive (PMA) is a collection of 175 filmed walk-and-talk recordings with those who had a connection with Armagh Gaol and the Maze and Long Kesh Prison during the conflict in and about Northern Ireland.


history, oral history, archive, Ireland, prison, incarceration

Programming Historian

Introductory lessons to handy DH and IT techniques for beginners


Techniques, History, Digital Humanities, tools

Radio Garden

Listen to live radio from around the world

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Audio, radio, sound, music, maps


Translations of computational literature into English


Computational Literature

Rijks Museum

Dutch Art


Fine arts, European art, art history, visual arts

Romantic Circles

A refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture


Romantic literature, journals

Romantic Circles

A refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture


Romantic literature, journals

Rome Wasn't Digitized In A Day

A comprehensive review of state of the art in Digital Classics.


Digital Humanities

Rossetti Archive

Completed in 2008 to the plan laid out in 1993, the Archive provides students and scholars with access to all of DGRs pictorial and textual works and to a large contextual corpus of materials.


Archive, Rossetti, Pre-Raphaelites, Art History, Exhibition

Roy Rosenzweig Centre For History And New Media

Teaching and learning, research and tools, collecting and exhibiting.


History, tools, new media

Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project

Samuel Beckett manuscripts with tools for viewing, scrutinising and comparing.


Literature, tools

Shakespeares World

Crowd sourcing transcription of manuscripts from Shakespeares times.


Shakespeare, early modern, transcription, crowd sourcing

Shelleys Ghost

Reshaping the image of a literary family.


museum, archive, literature, poetry, romantic

Six Degrees Of Francis Bacon

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon is a digital reconstruction of the early modern social network (EMSN)


Social Network, Early Modern, Visualisation

Society For The Philosophy Of Information

The Society for the Philosophy of Information (SPI) promotes the development of the Philosophy of Information into an independent and self-sustained philosophical field.


Philosophy, Information Theory

TEI Specification

Specifications for marking up text as TEI XML, with elements, attributes etc.


TEI, XML, markup, computational stylistics, text processing.


TextGrid: Digital edieren – forschen – archivieren


german, software, data, integration

The Archive of the Indigenous Languages Of Latin America

AILLA is a digital archive of recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. Access to archive resources is free of charge. Most of the resources in the AILLA database are available to the public, but some have special access restrictions.


Linguistics, Archives

The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities

The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities Inc (aaDH) was formed in March 2011 to strengthen the digital humanities research community in Australia and New Zealand.


Digital Humanities, Association, Journal

The Best Art

AI searches web and generates recommendations for the best art to create in the current situation. Artist carries out the instruction.


art, computational

The European Association For Digital Humanities

The EADH's mission is to represent and bring together the Digital Humanities in Europe across the entire spectrum of disciplines that apply, develop and research digital humanities methods and technology.


Digital Humanities

The Institute For Advanced Technology in the Humanities

University of Virginia.



The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online

IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes.


History, China, International collaboration, internationally dispersed collection

The Internet Archive

Mass online library archiving. "Universal access to all knowledge."


Archives, Library

the living handbook of narratology

The living handbook of narratology (LHN) is an open access publication based on the Handbook of Narratology,



The Mind Is A Metaphor

The Mind is a Metaphor, is an evolving work of reference, an ever more interactive, more solidly constructed collection of mental metaphorics. This collection of eighteenth-century metaphors of mind serves as the basis for a scholarly study of the metaphors and root-images appealed to by the novelists, poets, dramatists, essayists, philosophers, belle-lettrists, preachers, and pamphleteers of the long eighteenth century.


mind, metaphor, distant reading, text mining, archive

The Perdita Project

The Perdita Project * is a collaborative project funded until 2005 by the AHRB in conjunction with Nottingham Trent University and Warwick University. * has produced an online guide to over 500 manuscript compilations in collections around the world. * is a research tool for historians and literary scholars. The Perdita Project, established in January 1997 by Nottingham Trent University, has purchased a microfilm collection of about 400 manuscripts compiled by women in the British Isles. These manuscripts were compiled during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and consist of poetry, religious writing, autobiographical material, cookery and medical recipes, and accounts. We have completed a catalogue, published on the Internet, which offers bibliographical information and detailed descriptions of contents for the information of historians and literary scholars. The catalogue also includes the team's research on the manuscripts and their compilers.


Literature, bibliography.

The Valley Of The Shadow

University of Virginia - easy to use history resource.




Hyper-kawaii web design and computational literature in Japanese


japanese design, computational literature


ToposText is a new interface that links readers and travelers to Europe’s most ancient literary culture and to the Greek landscape that inspired it. TT presents 5000 places relevant to the ancient Greek world -- ancient cities and shrines, medieval castles and towers, modern museums and excavation sites -- primarily in Greece but including major places from Spain to the Caucasus. It links those places to the ancient authors who wrote about them in Greek or Latin. A huge library of ancient texts married to a detailed gazetteer, available on this web site and as a free mobile application for iOS and Android smart phones and tablets.


Ancient History, Greek Literature, Maps


Find and get over 405,542,338 Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more


Australian, archives, text, music, images

Under The Volcano, A Hypertextual Companion

Annotations of Lowrys Under the Volcano.


Literature, annotation

Vectors Journal

University of Southern California, online journal with peer interaction.



Virtual Paul's Cross Project

A digital re-creation of John Donne's Gunpowder Day Sermon


Simulation, virtual reality, history, architecture, acoustics


Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis environment.


Analysis, Shakespeare

Where You Are

An online of books with unique maps from writers.


maps, cartography, publishing, subjectification

Women Writers Online

Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics covered makes it a truly remarkable resource for teaching and research, providing an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period.


Literature, digital archive


The WordHoard project is named after an Old English phrase for the verbal treasure "unlocked" by a wise speaker. It applies to highly canonical literary texts the insights and techniques of corpus linguistics, that is to say, the empirical and computer-assisted study of large bodies of written texts or transcribed speech. In the WordHoard environment, such texts are annotated or tagged by morphological, lexical, prosodic, and narratological criteria. They are mediated through a "digital page" or user interface that lets scholarly but non-technical users explore the greatly increased query potential of textual data kept in such a form.


large corpus, analysis, tagging


University of Antwerp - detailed text/language analysis, thoroughly marked up linked and searchable digitised texts, with facsimiles of original versions.


Linguistics, Literature, Archives