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Our report on DH2019 is here! The Digital Humanities (DH) Conference is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. Yearly, the DH Conferences attracts approximately 1000 – 1200 international participants that apply digital and computational techniques to humanities research and social sciences.


Dr. Cheesebones, winner of Best Poster. Photo by Max Ianov.

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Nick Laiacona and Jamie Folsom are back from DH2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands. It was a great conference, with over a thousand delegates from all over the world. There was also a focus on Africa and the particular challenges of building a global community of practice. There were so many excellent talks; here are two that were very useful.

The first was Martin Grandjean’s orientation to network analysis visualizations. We are frequently challenged to find just the right graph for a particular data set. Martin brought his expertise in this area and described the history and strengths of each type of graph. Full paper here.

Anna Busch, Mark-Jan Bludau, and Viktoria Brüggemann demonstrated a remarkable set of D3 visualizations of author’s marks and marginalia in Theodor Fontane’s Library. This is great technology from marginalia projects that we would love to see open sourced when it is ready. The prototype here: uclab.fh-potsdam.de/ff

A report on this conference would be incomplete without a mention of Dr. Cheese Bones (pictured below). Quinn Dombrowski of Stanford University did some clever marketing of her poster to bring attention to the SIG proposal for women and gender non-conforming digital humanists: http://www.dhwogem.org.

Performant Software loves to be part of innovative, ground-breaking projects. Get in touch! Nick and Jamie would love to talk with you about your next DH project!