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Digital Humanities at Santa Clara University

A guide for SCU students, faculty, and staff about digital humanities initiatives at SCU and beyond.

GIS & Mapping Tools

ArcGIS Online allows users to build interactive web maps. This is a paid service. 

QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data.

Online Publishing & Storytelling Tools

Omeka is a web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.

Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

Timeline JS is an open-source tool that enables the creation of visually-rich interactive timelines and is available in 40 languages.

WordPress is a free, flexible platform for creating a website for a project.

Text Analysis Tools

DataBasic is a suite of easy-to-use web tools for beginners that introduce concepts of working with data.

Juxta is an open-source tool for comparing and collating multiple witnesses to a single textual work.

Lexos is a tool that facilitates the analysis of the frequency, distribution, and arrangement of words in large-scale patterns.

MALLET is a Java-based package for statistical natural language processing, document classification, clustering, topic modeling, information extraction, and other machine learning applications to text.

Natural Language Toolkit is a platform for building Python programs to work with human language data.

Voyant is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts.

Visualization Tools

RAW Graphs is an open source data visualization framework built with the goal of making the visual representation of complex data easy for everyone.

Tableau Public is a free data visualization tool that can help create interactive visuals of your data to share or embed in websites.

VisualEyes is an HTML5 web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations.