At the DH Benelux Conference in The Hague in June, I’m looking into the extent to which the Digital Humanties ignores the twentieth century. The abstract is here.

As part of this work, I’ve been investigating the projects undertaken at various DH centres, in particular those projects that are working with a specific corpus of data (as opposed to doing networking, or tools development), and the dates of those corpora.

I’ve taken some significant DH Centres and marked each of the projects according to a very rudimentary temporal classifications – ‘Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, 18th century, 19th century, 1900-1950, 1950 onwards’

The Google spreadsheet with the results so far is at

So far, I’ve included

Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London
Huygens Institute, National Library of Netherlands (The Hague)
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland
Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing, University of Newcastle
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska

There is a sixth tab with the total number of projects.

There is a fuller list I wish to explore on the ‘Totals’ tab of the published spreadsheet. Any more links to identifiable lists of projects based at DH Centres would be gratefully received !

PS I’m aware there is a whole bunch of methodological/sampling problems with focussing on ‘projects in DH Centres’ ! I’m hoping to bring this out in the paper.