Resources and Inspirations

The work of many other scholars and practitioners informed the work of DataTRIKE. An (incomplete) list:

Articles and Blogs

Bode, Katherine, “The Equivalence of ‘Close’ and ‘Distant’ Reading; or, Toward a New Object for Data-Rich Literary History.” Modern Language Quarterly, vol. 78, no. 1, 2017, pp. 77-106.

Drucker, Johanna. “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, 2011,

Garwood, Deborah A. and Alex H. Poole. “Pedagogy and Public-Funded Research: An Exploratory Study of Skills in Digital Humanities Projects.” Journal of Documentation, vol. 75, no. 3, 2019, pp. 550 – 576.

Gebru, Timnit, et al. “Datasheets for Datasets.” Version 3, July 2018,

Gitelman, Lisa, and Jackson, Virginia. “Introduction.” “Raw Data” is an Oxymoron. Ed. Lisa Gitelman, MIT Press, 2013.

Goldstone, Andrew. “Teaching Quantitative Methods: What Makes It Hard (in Literary Studies).” Debates in the Digital Humanities: 2019, edited by Lauren F. Klein and Matthew K. Gold, University of Minnesota Press,

Klein, Lauren F. “The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Hemings.” American Literature, vol. 85, no. 4, 2013, pp. 661–88.

Padilla, Thomas. “Humanities Data in the Library: Integrity, Form, Access.” D-Lib Magazine, vol. 22, no. 3/4, Apr. 2016, doi: .

Posner, Miriam. “Humanities Data: A Necessary Contradiction.” Miriam Posner’s Blog, 25 June 2015,

Rawson, Katie, and Trevor Muñoz. “Against Cleaning.” Curating Menus, July 2016,


Other Projects of Interest

Tools and/or Corpora

  • by Simon Appleford and Jennifer Guiliano
    • Methodological tutorials for digital humanities projects
  • DH Toychest by Alan Liu
    • Curated list of tools and demo corpora
  • Digital Art History 101 by Miriam Posner et al
    • Compiles materials on working with digital art history, including tutorials on data
  • Tooling up for Digital Humanities by Andrew Robichaud and Cameron Blevins
    • A series of helpful essays about quantitative methods in the humanities

Humanities Data Sources

  • Alexander Street Press (TOLL ACCESS)
    • Many digital collections of primary source materials. Check your library for access.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    • A digital library aggregating metadata from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.
    • DPLA Pro allows bulk data downloads and provides an API
  • Europeana
    • Shares digitized items from museums, libraries, and archives across Europe.
    • Provides code snippets for work with their materials
  • JSTOR Data for Research (TOLL ACCESS)
    • Provides sample datasets, and allows users to create datasets
  • National Archive of Data and Culture
    • Arts and culture data from federal agencies and other organizations