Major Projects

TitleProject LeadStatus
Colonial Frontier MassacresProf. Lyndall Ryanv1.2
EMWRNProf. Ros Smith & Dr. Trisha Penderv2.0
IAProf. Hugh Craigv3 beta
ELDTAProf. Bill Palmerprototype

DH Mapping

New Funded Projects

TitleProject LeadStatus
Encyclopaedia of Early Modern Women’s WritingTrisha Pender
Presence and impact of Classical discourses on colonial and early Australia (1788-1918)Marguerite Johnson
Feasibility study for the tourism and other mapping outputs of Palmer’s current ARC DP grant application in spatial language in Indigenous Australia.Bill Palmer
Digital Database of POW GravesKate Ariotti
Creating an Interactive Online Exhibition ExperienceKate Ariotti
Gosford CBD Project: digital survey pilot projectChris Krogh
Newcastle Women's History walkTrisha Pender
C21CH podcast seriesElizabeth Roberts-Pedersen
Mapping Global Crime FictionJesper Gulddal
Knowledge, epistemology and digital humanitiesHedda Askland
Behind the CurtainGillian Arrighi and Helen English
Visualising the VictoriaGillian Arrighi and Helen English
Violence by NumbersPhilip Dwyer and Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen
Internationalising the Colonial Frontiers Massacre MapLyndall Ryan

Hosted Archives

TitleProject LeadStatus
Yonge ArchiveDr Alexis AntoniaMaintenance
Stalin ArchiveProf Roland BoerMaintenance
Victorian PeriodicalsDr Alexis AntoniaMaintenance

Independent DH

TitleProject LeadStatus
ScriptopictDr Bill Pascoe
Kurukshetra Mural, Angkor WatDr Bill Pascoe/Kaspar Pasekov1.0
Mixtec Tree Glyph, Codex Yuta TnohoDr Bill Pascoe/Kaspar Paseko, Lucia Garces TorresPrototype
Kawa 川Dr Bill Pascoe/Kaspar Paseko, Dan Price, Ali Al Kinani

Alexis Antonia Archives

The University of Newcastle has a long history of world leading Digital Humanities projects.

The Centre For Literary And Linguistic Computing (CLLC) was founded in 1989. Ground breaking stylometrist, John Burrows was at University of Newcastle from 1987 to 1989 when he retired but carried on significant work, collaborating with Dr Alexis Antonia, developing techniques that are now standard methods used world wide. Prof. Hugh Craig joined in 1989 and became director in 2001. Harold Tarrant and Wayne McKenna were other figures who went on to build DH cultures elsewhere.

Burrows says that it all began for him when studying Austen's Emma. He noted the changing use of the word 'elegance' through the novel, first used as high praise, later misused and then used sarcastically. Manual underlining in texts was tedious so he considered using a computer and first used a system called 'cocoa' in 1979. Burrows said that he was fortunate that it worked with this particular novelist. Jane Austen was amenable to this particular analysis, so he was encouraged. "It wouldn't have worked with James. His characters don't split that way. He doesn't play that game." he said. If he had begun with a different author he might not have continued.

Alexis Antonia has provided this list of projects and archives from earlier days, which we hope to retrieve and make available:

CLLC etext novels

Minor Works

Recent CLLC Projects and Collaborations