Author Archives: James Harry Morris

Some Reflections on COVID-19 and the Digitization of Research and Teaching

I have found in my short career as an academic that in spite of its growing popularity there is a certain stigma that surrounds the Digital Humanities and the more general use of digital tools in both research and education.

Some Reflections on COVID-19 and the Digitization of Research and Teaching

I have found in my short career as an academic that in spite of its growing popularity there is a certain stigma that surrounds the Digital Humanities and the more general use of digital tools in both research and education.

Cursive Japanese and OCR: Using KuroNet

The Center for Open Data in the Humanities’ KuroNet Kuzushiji Ninshiki Sābisu (KuroNetくずし字認識サービス) launched late last year. KuroNet is a free OCR (Optical Character Recognition) platform which allows users to convert images of documents written in cursive Japanese into printed

Cursive Japanese and OCR: Using KuroNet

The Center for Open Data in the Humanities’ KuroNet Kuzushiji Ninshiki Sābisu (KuroNetくずし字認識サービス) launched late last year. KuroNet is a free OCR (Optical Character Recognition) platform which allows users to convert images of documents written in cursive Japanese into printed

Web Scraping with Python for Beginners

Introduction Web scraping is a technique that allows us to extract and copy specific pieces of data from a website. Web scraping is not always ethically unambiguous and can be legally dubious depending on the country or terms and conditions

Web Scraping with Python for Beginners

Introduction Web scraping is a technique that allows us to extract and copy specific pieces of data from a website. Web scraping is not always ethically unambiguous and can be legally dubious depending on the country or terms and conditions

Japanese Studies and the Digital Humanities: Who to Follow on Twitter in 2020

As many readers will be aware Social Media provides an excellent forum for sharing research with a wider academic and public audience. Despite reported declines in membership, Twitter remains a key and active platform for academics to engage with each

Japanese Studies and the Digital Humanities: Who to Follow on Twitter in 2020

As many readers will be aware Social Media provides an excellent forum for sharing research with a wider academic and public audience. Despite reported declines in membership, Twitter remains a key and active platform for academics to engage with each

Databases and Repositories for the Study of Christian-Muslim Relations in East Asia: A Preliminary List (Part 2)

In the first part of this post, I provided readers with a list of resources for discovering texts and authors that are potentially relevant to Christian-Muslim Relations (CMR) in China and Japan. In this part, I will provide a list

Databases and Repositories for the Study of Christian-Muslim Relations in East Asia: A Preliminary List (Part 2)

In the first part of this post, I provided readers with a list of resources for discovering texts and authors that are potentially relevant to Christian-Muslim Relations (CMR) in China and Japan. In this part, I will provide a list

Photographing Archival Material at the Cadbury Research Library: Some Reflections

I am indebted to both the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham and the Church Mission Society for providing me permission to print the images used herein. In the summer of 2019, I spent one month at the

Photographing Archival Material at the Cadbury Research Library: Some Reflections

I am indebted to both the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham and the Church Mission Society for providing me permission to print the images used herein. In the summer of 2019, I spent one month at the

Apps for Viewing Historical Japanese Maps

Several years ago, I received an iPad and realizing that I wanted to use it for academic purposes began to scour the App Store for potentially useful apps. One app that I came across pertained to an interest of mine

Apps for Viewing Historical Japanese Maps

Several years ago, I received an iPad and realizing that I wanted to use it for academic purposes began to scour the App Store for potentially useful apps. One app that I came across pertained to an interest of mine