Digital humanities at its core is concerned with "utilizing information technology to raise the level of humanities research," and is becoming more important every day. To discover how to systematically and efficiently utilize digital technology in the field of humanities, as well as evaluating its impact and effects, requires active response and exploration by humanities scholars.
The Center for Digital Cultures is continuing on the work of the "Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program" by further expanding digital contents, developing digital technology, and maintaining achievements in digital culture. Its basic tasks and work objectives include:
1.Raise digital resources' accessibility and dissemination, advance academic research, promote education, and accomplish industry applications.
2.Develop technology to innovatively process digital data, be a leader in digital humanities research, and push forward the sustainable growth of Taiwan's digital culture.
3.Maintain and operate the achievements of the national program. Facilitate digital cultural asset sharing by all citizens, as well exchange through international collaborations.
To fulfill the above-mentioned goals, the Center for Digital Cultures put out a call for "Digital Archives and Digital Humanities Research Project" proposals for 2020. Listed below are the project proposals adopted this year:
Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures – Main Project
Subprojects I: Expanding Digital Archives and Building Digital Humanities Research-oriented Databases
The Institute of History and Philology's Project to Digitally Innovate Academic Settings
The Program for Digital Archives of Geographic Information and Development of Spatial Humanities
Post-war Rural Demobilization and Reformation of Resources
Taiwan Historical Archives Digitization & Value-adding Project – Centered on the Passport Issuance by the Taiwan Government-General During Japanese Rule
Subprojects II: Digital Humanities Research
Digital Humanities and Taiwan Elites Study: Case Study of the ITH Archives
Digital Research on the Image of the Periphery During Wei-Jin Southern and Northern Dynasties (Year One)
Subprojects III: Digitization and Digital Technology
Taiwan Popular Religion Digital Audio & Video Platform Project (IV)
Information Extraction for Ancient Chinese(IV)
Biodiversity Digital Museum: Dr. Ching-I Peng's Legacy of Biodiversity Research-Research on Taiwanese and Chinese Begonia species
"Wooden Slips Character Dictionary" Development Project-An Exploration of the Structure and Technology of Open Source Database (Year Two)
3D Projection Project of a Shang Figure: Daji