Digital Humanities Awards 2012 Results

19 Feb 2013 (All day)

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
https://github.com/chrisjr/papermachines
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:
http://leonardoflores.net/
2nd Runner Up:
http://www.thespace.lrb.co.uk/
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
http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-humanities-tool-box
1st Runner Up: Livingstone's 1871 Field Diary: A Multispectral
Critical Edition: Project History, pages starting from
http://livingstone.library.ucla.edu/1871diary/initial_history.htm
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
http://www.ceismic.org.nz/
1st Runner Up: La Biblioteca Virtual de la Biblioteca Luis à ngel
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
http://wraggelabs.com/shed/magicsquares/
2nd Runner Up: 10 PRINT ebooks https://twitter.com/10print_ebooks
Total votes in category: 911