Open Science: Key Resources for Medievalists

A living article

The following collection of online resources is part of our article “How to make your medieval research more visible with Open Scholarship Methods and Tools” to be published in Imago Temporis Medium Aevum 15 (2021) at Lleida University (Spain). We would like to thank the editors of Imago Temporis Medium Aevum to allow us to bring a so-called living version of the section “Key Resources” online before the final publication of the article (read more about the journal here). The living version may differ from the upcoming printed version (updates, additional resources).

In the following we would like to share a (commented) list of useful resources for medievalists in the digital age with a focus on Open Science (Communication). Within each section the items are ordered alphabetically. This list does by no means claim to be exhaustive and it contains mainly non-profit resources. Often your university or institutional library can provide you with more information about Open Access content, policies, initiatives, and services available at your institution and beyond. We recommend to check online guides provided by libraries and welcome suggestions for additions and changes.

Open Science & Open Access (General) / Open Research Data

Open Access Journals, Books, Repositories: Publishing and Discovery

Science Communication, (Academic) Blogs, Social Media, Podcasts & Videoing

Tools & Methods (Scientific Communication, Dissemination, Digital Humanities)

  • forText: Method descriptions, text collections and tools – from digitisation and digital annotation to digitally supported interpretation and visualisation of literature (in German). URL: https://fortext.net/.
  • Innovations in Scholarly Communication: Changing Research Workflows: Project by Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman with a portal that presents (open) tools used in Scientific Communication. URL: https://101innovations.wordpress.com/.
  • Konkiel, Stacy. “The 30-day impact challenge: The ultimate guide to raising the profile of your research”. 2015, https://web.archive.org/web/20200309141154/http://blog.impactstory.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/impact_challenge_ebook_links.pdf: This guide contains a quite comprehensive list of tools and methods (e.g. Twitter, Open Access, preprints, Open Peer Review), though not all of them can be truly be called open (problematic are for example commercial academic networking sites like Academia.edu or ResearchGate).
  • OpenMethods: Metablog that highlights and promotes especially Open Access content in the field of Digital Humanities Methods and Tools, including Digital Medieval Studies. URL: https://openmethods.dariah.eu/.
  • OpenUp: Portal dedicated to opening up research, look for example at the thematic section ‘Dissemination’ which contains for example a set of tools for innovative dissemination. URL: https://www.openuphub.eu/.
  • PARTHENOS Standardization Survival Kit (SSK): Descriptions of prototypical research scenarios from several humanities communities with their relevant standards. URL: http://www.parthenos-project.eu/portal/ssk-2.
  • Programming Historian: Peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching (also in Spanish and French). URL: https://programminghistorian.org/.
  • TAPoR: TAPoR is a gateway to the tools used in Digital Humanities, esp. sophisticated text analysis and retrieval. URL: http://tapor.ca/home.

Networks

  • CARMEN (Co-operative for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network): ‚While based in Europe, CARMEN reaches out to all continents to create an open and truly international platform of co-operation in the field of medieval research and teaching‘. URL: http://www.carmen-medieval.net/.
  • DARIAH-EU (Digital Research Infrastructure in the Arts and Humanities): Network dedicated to enhance and support digital research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities. URL: https://www.dariah.eu/.
  • CLARIN-EU (European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology): This network ‚makes digital language resources available to scholars, researchers, students and citizen-scientists from all disciplines, especially in the Humanities and Social Sciences‘. URL: https://www.clarin.eu/.
  • IFPH (International Federation for Public History): Federation that encourages, promotes, and coordinates, at an international level, contacts, teaching and research in public history. URL: https://ifph.hypotheses.org/.
  • Open Knowledge Foundation: Global non-profit organisation focused on realising Open Data’s value to society by helping civil society groups access and use data to take action on social problems. URL: https://okfn.org/.
  • Also check EADH (European Association of Digital Humanities) and ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations) for regional Digital Humanities Associations. URL: https://adho.org/.

The links above will be updated on a regular basis.

Empfohlene Zitierweise/Suggested Citation: Ulrike Wuttke und Björn Gebert, Open Science: Key Resources for Medievalists, in: Mittelalter. Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Rezeptionsgeschichte, 4. Mai 2020, https://mittelalter.hypotheses.org/25190.

Ulrike Wuttke und Björn Gebert

Shared account by Ulrike Wuttke (FH Potsdam. University of Applied Sciences, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8217-4025) and Björn Gebert (University of Münster, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9507-7363)

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