Arts & Humanities Research Computing

Rashmi Singhal, Director of Arts and Humanities Research Computing, speaks on using IIIF for teaching and learning at IIIF 2018 (Washington, DC)

Arts and Humanities Research Computing (informally known as DARTH) supports faculty and student research in the divisions of the arts and humanities and the humanistic social sciences. We consult on individual research projects, hold workshops on digital methodologies (often in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Support Group), and develop research infrastructure. Some of our partners in this effort include the Harvard Library, HarvardX, and Academic Technology for the FAS.

IIIF and Mirador are key technologies we incorporate into many of these projects and workshops. Some of our collaborators who have used IIIF in their research include the Beyond Words project; Professor Jeffrey Hamburger; Professor Jinah Kim; Professor Racha Kirakosian; and Professor Si Nae Park. Recent IIIF-focused events which DARTH has organized include “What is IIIF? Having Fun with IIIF and Japanese Visual Materials” and the IIIF New England Spring Meetup 2018.

Rashmi Singhal, Director of Arts and Humanities Research Computing, previously worked as the technical lead for the IIIF viewer, Mirador. She is a leading figure in the global IIIF community, and has presented at and served on the organizing committees for numerous IIIF conferences.