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Programming Historian

Programming Historian offers novice-friendly, peer-reviewed lessons that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.


  • Computer Vision for the Humanities: An Introduction to Deep Learning for Image Classification (Part 2)

    This is the second of a two-part lesson introducing deep learning based computer vision methods for humanities research. This lesson digs deeper into the details of training a deep learning based computer vision model. It covers some challenges one may face due to the training data used and the importance of choosing an appropriate metric for your model. It presents some methods for evaluating the performance of a model.dLanguageTag
  • Finding Places in Text with the World Historical Gazetteer

    Researchers often need to be able to search a corpus of texts for a defined list of terms and historians are often interested in certain places named in a text or texts. This lesson details how to programmatically search documents for a list of terms, including place names and then how to obtain coordinates and map historical place names with the World Historical Gazetteer.dLanguageTag