DH Awards: Winners announced


Digital Humanities Awards 2012 Results

The winners of the Digital Humanities Awards 2012 are as follows. Once ‘accidental’ duplicates were removed there were 4101 ballots cast by members of the public over two weeks voting for one or more of the categories. The full list of sites nominated is still available on the website. Sorry if your favoured resource did not win — open public votes are popularity contests and some of the contestants certainly did seem to campaign more than the others. Feedback I have received indicates that this has raised awareness of DH in the wider community and awareness of little known projects inside the DH community. The candidates were nominated by the public and voted for by the public.

The winners of the awards receive no cash prize, only the respect and honour of the DH community. They can also use the icons available at http://dhawards.org/dhawards2012/results/ on their websites if they wish.

Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks to all those who voted!

*Best DH tool or suite of tools*
Winner: Omeka http://omeka.org/
1st Runner Up: Paper Machines
2nd Runner Up: Isidore http://www.rechercheisidore.fr/
Total votes in category: 877

*Best DH blog, article, or short publication*
Winner: Digital Humanities Now http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/
1st Runner Up: Leonardo Flores: “I ♥ E-Poetry”
2nd Runner Up: Will Self (et al.): “‘Kafka’s Wound’: Re-imagining
the Literary Essay for the Digital Age”
Total votes in category: 1494

*Best DH visualization or infographic*
Winner: A Thousand Words: Advanced Visualization for the
Humanities http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-projects/a-thousand-words
1st Runner Up: e-Diasporas Atlas http://maps.e-diasporas.fr/
2nd Runner Up: ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of
the Roman World http://orbis.stanford.edu/
Total votes in category: 1099

*Best professional resources for learning about or doing DH work*
Winner: Digital Humanities Tool Box
1st Runner Up: Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary: A Multispectral
Critical Edition: Project History, pages starting from
2nd Runner Up: Bamboo DiRT http://dirt.projectbamboo.org/
Total votes in category: 1048

*Best DH project for public audiences*
Winner: CEISMIC: Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive
1st Runner Up: La Biblioteca Virtual de la Biblioteca Luis Ángel
Arango http://www.banrepcultural.org/blaavirtual/indice
2nd Runner Up: Dickens Journals Online http://www.djo.org.uk/
Total votes in category: 3161

*Best use of DH for fun*
Winner: The Future of the Past http://newspapers.wraggelabs.com/fotp/
1st Runner Up: DigitalNZ magic squares
2nd Runner Up: 10 PRINT ebooks https://twitter.com/10print_ebooks
Total votes in category: 911

Dr James Cummings
DH Awards (Founder)


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