Lately, I have fallen into deep digital humanities love with The Programming Historian (TPH). TPH is an excellent first step for those interested in learning more about digital humanities but do not know where to start. TPH has peer-reviewed lessons on different digital humanities research methodologies. The lessons cover everything from learning on to use the command line and pull information from APIs to topic modeling and data cleaning. The lessons are rated as “beginner,” “intermediate,” and “advanced.”
Some lessons, like “Getting Started with Topic Modeling and MALLET,” build upon another lessons like “Introduction to the Bash Command Line” which offers a next progressions of lesson starting at beginner and moving on to intermediate. I have started with “Topic Modeling and MALLET.” The lesson is clearly written with step-by-step instructions with screen shots for both Windows and Mac platforms. I am excited to advanced further in the tutorial and the projects that the Center for Digital Scholarship can support using MALLET.