More digital tools for historians

Since there is a plethora of different digitals tools, platforms, databases and virtual research environments popping up these days we are trying to give a curated overview on those which seem to us recommendable for historians.

For this overview please see Awesome Digital History, a curated list by Moritz Mähr whom we thank very much for the collaboration.


Transcription and Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Transkribus: a platform for digitisation, AI-powered text recognition, transcription and annotation of historical documents

OCR4all: a tool for automatic text recognition for historic printed texts

Ad Fontes: a learning program for the work with historical material

Annotation a software project for collecting comments about statements made in any web-accessible content

Learning programming

The Programming Historian: a peer-reviewed academic journal of Digital Humanities and Digital History methodology

Scientific writing

Kompass Geschichtsstudium: basic principles of historical studies by Historisches Seminar

Awesome scientific writing: a curated list by Moritz Mähr whom we thank very much for the collaboration

SciFlow: managing different templates for scientific manuscripts

HumanitiesConnect: a platform publishing short articles from the Humanities and Social Sciences as to form multi-authored and interdisciplinary discourses


This list is being permanently completed and updated.