THATCamp Jewish Studies - Research Session Notes
Matthew - project to create an annotation tool and text re-use detector - e.g., if Rosenzweig quotes Goethe, you could find that, for instance. Partnering with the Göttingen University
- Connect with the semantic web people?
- Connect with WIDE - Writing in Digital Environments - Bill Hart-Davidson or MATRIX - Ethan Watrall http://msustatewide.msu.edu/Programs/Details/1456
- Apply for an NEH Start-Up Grant - http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants - Jen Serventi, Jason Rhody are program officers who will give advice on how to start
- Connect with the Computer Science program faculty at your institution - they may have students who can help, or there may be a CS research problem that would entice a faculty member to partner on it
- SSHRC - the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada - http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/ - you need a Canadian to be a Principal Investigator
Shachar - has a project on coffeehouses he’s been working on for a few years with a great deal of research materials, including maps
- Connect with your librarians and/or archivists - they may be willing to build you a website
- Use Omeka - see http://omeka.net and http://omeka.org and Amanda’s Intro to Omeka - http://j.mp/intro-omeka
- Connect with the Intellectual Property librarian or Scholarly Communication librarian
Very important to bring students in on these research projects, because it helps them get experience in that
Matthew raises the point: What about this discussion is specific to Jewish Studies?
- Language issues - non-searchability of Yiddish Book Project, for instance
- Useful in the studies of ancient Judaism
- Need for a single portal of digitized resources for Jewish Studies
- Digital Jewish Studies could have a distinctive theory and method that draws on pre-academic modes . . .