Hampshire and Digital Humanities

How You Can use the Delights of Digital Humanities in Your Own Hampshire Connected Projects

If you are an individual or a group, you have an interest in or are connected with Hampshire and it’s Heritage, then this page maybe for you. Aim here is to experiment, explore share and embed tools and capabilities that with our own associated projects can be utilised to shed new light and insights on your area of interest, topic, project or subject domain.

What is Digital Humanities and How Can it Help Us All?

Whilst scholars debate (and they do in reams) our focus here, is to find digital, web and IT tools that each of us might use to further inform our own research and knowledge and where possible to share in the true spirit of open access that knowledge so that we can all benefit from what we discover along the way. You can also connect and we will where possible feature your own projects where there is a logical connection, a community connection, either within Hampshire or by the nature of what the project is about a relevance to the heritage of Hampshire not just its history but the multiple facets of its connections with the Arts, Humanities, Heritage and Culture with a strong visual and dat centric approach.

This is a FREE and OPEN ACCESS approach but more of that later. To kickstart this new page we are going to feature some ’embeds’ from strands of what Hampshire History and other relevant organisations/individuals or projects are exploring including HGS Hampshire Genealogical Society  and the Guild of One Name Studies, of which it so happens we (the starters of this site) are also members. More of that to follow as we hope to share and connect with as many people as are interested in the coming months of 2014.

HH Project Update on 16th Century Hampshire Wills

HH Project Update on 16th Century Hampshire Wills

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Digital Projects

Hampshire History’s Tudor Wills data project first stages an introduction and links to the data for family social and local history.

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Digital Projects

Data collected from the 1841 census on Meon Valley surnames, shows the incidence of surnames in individual villages along the Meon Valley. This bank of data reveals some interesting finds. It is an incomplete but growing body of data useful to Hampshire family historians.

Untangling the Early Church in Hampshire (Part 2)

Untangling the Early Church in Hampshire (Part 2)

The pattern of the early church in Hampshire can be a complicated matter. Domesday records approximatley 128 churches but was that a complete tally?

Family Names of The United Kingdom

Family Names of The United Kingdom

A publicly accessible online database of surnames will be available in 2014 thanks to a great project being developed at the University of the West of England The study of the origins of surnames has largely been the preserve of those who study genealogy but like place names, they are an intriguing link back to…

DataVis Network Diagrams

DataVis Network Diagrams

HGS Embedded Data Visualisation Prototype Testing This is an exploratory and experimental demonstration using nodal graphing and network diagram techniques around the density ad incidence of a sample of 7,500+ Family History Records Summarised as a SURNAME Network Map. It demonstrates how the maths of Graphing theory overcomes the relatively inflexible structure of the traditional…

How can You Survey 5 Million Books in Less than 5 Secs?

How can You Survey 5 Million Books in Less than 5 Secs?

If in 5 seconds you could glean some relevant data and insights from a text database (known as Corpra) searching 500 Billion Words in the process, would you be impressed? Books are wonderful things and with Ebooks, Ereaders, Tablets whatever the type or platform it has never been easier to read on the go and…