Working groups engaged in various multidisciplinary projects are the main driving force behind the Digital Humanities Centre. Bachelors, masters of the 1-st and 2-nd years, professors and volunteers take part in digital literary/ history/ museum studies, creating dev tools, websites and databases.
Future Projects (2020 - 2021)
- The Digital Archive of "Otechestvennie zapiski" literary magazin.
- The Leo Tolstoy's "Instagram": a photos' collection with metadata of an outstanding Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and his families.
- "Returning names": a collaboration of HSE master students and participants of the Memorial's database project;
- The Cyrillic alphabets' tree: a collaboration of HSE master students and the Center for Cyrillic “Slovo” (“Word”);
- The Digital Archive of Osip Mandelstam' verses and works;
Completed Projects (2015 - 2020)
Digital Literary Studies
- The Digital Tolstoy Initiative, supported by a grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), unites linguists, philologists and programmers, who are engaged in developing a digital 'semantic' edition of Leo Tolstoy's complete works. The results of their work include an accessible advanced full-text search system, Tolstoy’s texts published in TEI format, interactive War and Peace visualizations, made in collaboration with Samsung,and a digital index of Tolstoy’s works, as well as a toolkit for transforming old Russian orthography to modern Russian orthography.
- The Digital Literary Studies Research Group is focused on the development of RusDraCor – a corpus of Russian drama for social network analysis. It is led by Frank Fischer and largely based on his efforts to develop the project Digital Literary Network Analysis (DLINA). He also teachers the ‘Digital Humanities’ Minor for BA students of the Humanities Faculty.
The Digital Humanities Centre has cited other projects to be included in its activity on social network analysis and visualizations for humanities:
- Communication between Characters of Icelandic Sagas;
- Network of Game of Thrones, created during the First Moscow-Tartu Digital Humanities School;
- Visualization of Famous Composers’ Network in Wikipedia;
- Visualization of Famous Painters’ Networks in Wikipedia;
- Humanitarian Terminology as a Network: the Theory of Graphs about Laws on Scientific Style.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Studies
GIS is a methodology, which helps to integrate independent scholars with different backgrounds and research objectives:
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