Links about Digital Humanities and HPC
These are links to papers and other similar workshops.
- The NEH now have a page on Humanities High Performance Computing where they describe the research opportunities. Humanists can now apply to use DOE supercomputers.
- The NEH in the US held an event in Washington on the Humanities and High Performance Computing. There is a PDF report at 
- ReACH (Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings) is a pilot project that looked at e-Science techniques and humanities data.
e-Science allows large datasets to be searched and analysed quickly, efficiently, and in complex and novel ways. Little application has been made of the processing power of grid technologies to humanities data, due to lack of available datasets, and little understanding of or access to e-Science technologies. The ReACH workshop series investigated the potential application of grid computing to a large dataset of interest to historians, humanists, digital consumers, and the general public: historical census records.
- Compute Canada has two documents that include materials on the digital humanities: the HPC Long Range Plan, which includes a humanities case study and the National Platform Fund submission (PDF) for Compute Canada, which includes a section on TAPoR and large scale text analysis.
- Greg Crane's "What Do You Do with a Million Books?" at  is a short and readable essay that suggests an application of HPC to the humanities.
- There are some papers from the Web Lab at Cornell about their project to make the Internet Archive useful to social science and humanities research. This is an example of a humanities and HPC project. See . The online article at  is a good introduction.
- NEW from the workshop: High Performance Computing in the Arts and Humanities is an introduction to HPC and the Humanities - Check it out!
- John Bonnett has written a discussion paper about HPC in the Social Sciences and the Humanities? The PDF is at, .
- You can learn about SHARCNET online, especially starting from their Help page. See also the Scientific Director's Message from Hugh Couchman.
- J. Unsworth et al. 2006. Our Cultural Commonwealth: The report of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences. This report provides a good overview of the opportunities and challenges facing digital humanities.
- A new international competition called the "Digging into Data Challenge" was announced by four leading research agencies: the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) from the United Kingdom, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) from the United States, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) from Canada. The Digging into Data Challenge encourages humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis, challenging scholars to develop international partnerships and explore vast digital resources, including electronic repositories of books, newspapers, and photographs to identify new opportunities for scholarship. See www.diggingintodata.org