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1639 – 2013
Box of Pages from the Great Parchment Book (before rehousing)
"The Great Parchment Book" and Its Digital Restoration After Three Centuries
1851Augustus De Morgan Proposes Quantitative Study of Vocabulary in Literary Investigation 1887 – 1901Thomas C. Mendenhall Issues One of the Earliest Attempts at Stylometry 1949 – 1951Roberto Busa & IBM Adapt Punched Card Tabulating to Sort Words in a Literary Text: The Origins of Humanities Computing 1950Jule Charney, Agnar Fjörtoff & John von Neumann Report the First Weather Forecast by Electronic Computer 1957J. W. Ellison Issues the First Computerized Concordance of the Bible 1959Randolph Quirk Founds the Survey of English Usage: Origins of Corpus Linguistics 1959Merle Curti's "The Making of an American Community": the First "Large Scale" Application of Humanities Computing in the U. S. 1959Stephen Parrish's Concordance of the Poems of Matthew Arnold: the First Computerized Literary Concordance 1962Alvar Ellegård Makes the First Use of Computers to Study Disputed Authorship 1962ICPSR, The Largest Archive of Digital Social Science Data, is Founded at the University of Michigan 1963John Q. Morton Applies Computing to Authorship of the Pauline Epistles 1964Mosteller & Wallace Apply Computing in Disputed Authorship Investigation of The Federalist Papers September 9 – September 11, 1964Arader, Parrish & Bessinger Organize the First Humanities Computing or Digital Humanities Conference September 1966Joseph Raben Founds "Computers and the Humanities", the First Humanities Computing Journal 1967Henry Kucera and Nelson Francis Issue "Computational Analysis of Present-Day American English" 1967Edmund Bowles Issues The First Anthology of Research on Humanities Computing 1969Houghton Mifflin Issues the First Dictionary Based on Corpus Linguistics 1972Marianne McDonald Introduces Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, a Digital Library of Greek Literature 1973 – 1978John B. Smith's Early Attempts at "Computer Criticism" of Literature 1974 – 1980Publication of Roberto Busa's Index Thomisticus: Forty Years of Data Processing 1976The World Event/Interaction Survey: A Pioneering Application of Systems Theory to International Relations 1985The Perseus Digital Library Project at Tufts University Begins 1985George A. Miller Begins WordNet, a Lexical Database 1987Roy Harris Issues "The Language Machine," a Critique of Computational Linguistics 1987John Burrows Founds Computational Sylistics 1993 – 2013The Spread of Data-Driven Research From 1993 to 2013 1994The Kansas Event Data System (KEDS): A System for the Machine Coding of International Event Data Based on Pattern Recognition 1995Probably the First Use of the Term "Digital Humanities" January 1998 – August 8, 2014Completion of the Online Collaborative English Translation of the Suda 2000Conflict and Mediation Event Observations (CAMEO) 2006The National Endowment for the Humanities "Office of Digital Humanities" Begins September 2, 2009An Algorithm to Decipher Ancient Texts December 2010Introduction of the Google Ngram Viewer December 16, 2010The Cultural Observatory at Harvard Introduces Culturomics June 24, 2011"Distant Reading" Versus "Close Reading" April 30, 2012What Makes Spoken Lines in Movies Memorable? November 2012A Max Planck Institute Program for Historicizing Big Data November 2012A Natural History of Data May 2013Using 100 Linked Computers and Artificial Intelligence to Re-Assemble Fragments from the Cairo Genizah February 17 – February 22, 2014The First Project to Investigate the Use of Instagram During a Social Upheaval February 25, 2014Selfiecity.net. Analysis and Visualization of Thousands of Selfie Photos. . . . February 27, 2014PHEME: A Social Media Lie Detector April 2014Using Data-Mining of Location-Based Food and Drink Habits to Identify Cultural Boundaries April 1, 2014Digital Humanities Quarterly to Publish Articles as Sets of Visualizations Rather than Articles in Verbal Form April 18, 2014Matthew Gentzkow Receives Clark Medal for Study of Media Through Big Data Sets May 29, 2014The GDELT Project: The Largest Open-Access Database on Worldwide News Media August 29, 2014Indexing and Sharing 2.6 Million Images from eBooks in the Internet Archive