lunes, 29 de febrero de 2016

DH Sample Projects

Relating to the last post, here I show you three different projects that have a relation with the digital humanities. 

  • Victorian Women Writers Project: It is about exposing lesser-known British women writers works of the 19th century, so it’s clearly showing literature but on the digital ambit, also involving research.
  • Perceptions of sexual violence: Views of Sexual Assault on College Campuses : This project is a research based on surveys, regarding college students’ attitudes on sexual assault. It is a DH project because it is a social experiment plus information from other digital media.
  • Public anthropology: It is a website for students that want to learn about ethnical issues. As it is a website where the students can interact and share their information related to anthropology topics it is a DH project.

What is Digital Humanities?

Searching for definitions of what the digital humanities are, I found this interesting one on a website called What is Digital Humanities, where there is a new definition created by different people every time you refresh the web page. With this example, you can see that there is still discussion about defining this relatively new term.
On one level, digital humanities is about applying computational methods to questions and problems that have traditionally interested scholars in the humanities. Computational analysis can make it possible to tease out patterns or relationships that are difficult, or impossible, for humans to detect. The purview of the digital humanities extends beyond methodology, however. It is also about raising new questions and exploring topics such as digital literacy and the cultural impact of new media. Whatever the approach, academic libraries have an important role to play in providing the infrastructure and support that digital humanities projects require in order to be sustainable. 
(Tom Thomson)

martes, 15 de diciembre de 2015

Voyant Tools: your text cloud

Using Voyant Tools you can create your own text cloud with the most important words of the topic you're working on and it also allows you to have a summary, in my case, about hazing. Looking at the keywords on the cloud you can get a quick idea of what hazing is. 


lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2015

Google Ngram: hazing, harrassment and social groups

On this post,I'm using Google Ngram to show you the amount of books that cointain the keywords: hazing ,harrassment and social groups, showed in the graphic, which is between the 1900s and 2008.

viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2015


  • Hazing: action or situation, with or without the consent of the participants, which recklessly, intentionally, or unintentionally endangers the mental, physical, or academic health or safety of a student.  
  • Harrassment: the act or an instance of harrassing, or disturbing, pestering, or troubling repeatedly; persecution. 
  • Humiliation:a feeling of great embarrassment because of a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity.
  • Abuse:to treat in a harmful or injurious way.
  • Pranks: an amusing or playful trick.
  • Peer pressure: the action of influence or forcing to do things exercised by a group of people on someone.
  • Emotional harm: moral injury. 
  • Rituals: the practise of certain actions regularly. 
  • Physical abuse: to cause physical injury. 
  • Embarrassment: a feeling of shame. 
  • Injury: harm, damage, or wrong done or suffered.
  • Organizationa group of persons grouped together or organized for some purpose or work.
For more information, have a look on WordReference.

viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2015

What is hazing?

The definition of hazing according to Hazing Prevention is any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.

Unfortunately, this kind of rituals still exist, even though the origins of hazing are traced back to Ancient Greece with Plato, where some men injured and joked about people who got in their way.

Hazing can be seen in so many places, in colleges, at work, at school, in sports teams, etc., where groups of people haze a person or more. The only aim of the hazers is to feel powerful by humiliating the others in front of a crowd that laugh at them. The worst thing about it is that even if the victims report it, not many people try to stop it or get rid of it. In the majority of the cases it includes physical injury, kidnapping or imprisonment, intentionally placing at risk of mental or emotional harm the person or group who are suffering, but if the hazers lose the control of what they’re doing it could end up with the death of the victim.

That's why we have to continue acting against hazing.

jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2015


Hi! My name is Mar, I'm 16 and I study at escola Tecnos in Terrassa. I am interested in social problems and the study of those because I would like to work in a world related to that in the near future. Also, being able to put a solution to the problems is something that makes you feel  proud of your work and I think that little by little we can change what we don’t like about society, which would turn things into a better way.
I'm starting this blog to inform people about what hazing is and the consequences that has to be part of these rituals. Many people suffer this kind of humilliation and still don’t recieve as much help as they should; because hazing is a hidden but serious problem.   
I hope you enjoy the blog!