Technology Services

Research

TTS can support Humanities digital research in many ways. We offer consultations, technical guidance, access to technology, and, from time to time, assistance with building the digital project.
 
Below is a list of digital tools that TTS supports which can help you in the different stages of your digital research project. Click on the links below to find out more about the technology, see examples of researchers using the technology, and to find out what level of support TTS offers around the technology. If you are looking to try out a new digital tool in your research, TTS also offers a pilot program.
 
Please contact dhprojects@duke.edu for help with your digital project.
 
Examples:
  • In Fall 2015, a group of graduate students in the Humanities used Lentil to collect Instagram photos hashtagged with #climatechange and #anthropocene to analyze humans’ reactions to the changing environment. See the results of the data retrieval here: http://anthroposcene.trinity.duke.edu/.
  • In Spring 2015, Jessica Namakkal, Assistant Professor of the Practice in the International Comparative Studies Program, and Matt Whitt, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program, worked with Drupal to create a web portal for improving research and teaching about mass incarceration practices in America. The site can be found at: http://carceralstudies.duke.edu/
  • In Fall 2016, Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow, Dr. Amadou Fofana, used Duke’s Social Feed Manager to begin ethnographic work on a non-profit group that puts on mobile cinema events to spread public health awareness in rural West Africa, called Ambulant Cinema Numerique, using Twitter data. See the preliminary work here: http://ahs.trinity.duke.edu/2017/03/10/cna.html.
  • In Fall 2016, Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow, Dr. Meredith Goldsmith, utilized Qgis, to begin mapping literary characters in urban. See the results of her work here: http://www.meredithgoldsmith.com/mapexamples/.

Analysis

ImagePlot
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance
ImagePlot is a free software tool that visualizes collections of images and video of any size
Neatline
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines
Qgis
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance
Qgis is an open source software to create, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD

Collection

Lentil
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service, Development Support
Lentil is an application for harvesting and displaying images and videos from Instagram based on hashtags
Omeka
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform
Social Feed Manager
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service, Development Support
Social Feed Manger is an application for harvesting tweets by Twitter users, locations, and hashtags

Publication

Drupal
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service, Development Support
Drupal is content management software that is used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day
Geonode
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
GeoNode is a web-based application for uploading and sharing geospatial files like data files with latittude and longitude coordinates and georectified historical maps
Neatline
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines
Omeka
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform
Wordpress
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance
Wordpress is an open source technology for creating websites or blogs