[Humanist] 28.741 use of historical software?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Feb 18 07:40:29 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 741.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:28:16 -0800 (PST)
        From: John Simpson <john.simpson at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: Historical Software/OS(e)s: Current Use Cases and Prospective Solutions?

  Hello Humanist(s),

Providing historical operating systems and/or software to support research, either as images or through emulation, is being considered as part of some cloud development work to support the digital humanities that Compute Canada is doing.  We are just considering it at this point so it would be valuable to have input from this community on the following four questions:

1. What research do you know of that is currently being done (or that has been done) with or around historical software?

2. What research do you know of that is currently not being done because it does not have access to easily deployable historical software or operating systems?

3. What historical operating systems would be the most important to support?

4. What historical software would be the most important to include?

Thank you in advance for any advice or opinions on this matter!


John Simpson, PhD
Digital Humanities Specialist / Spécialiste en humanités numériques
Compute Canada

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