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Novels Reviewed Database

Posted by Megan Peiser on September 26, 2015

Database of reviews of novels from The Critical Review and The Monthly Review from 1790-1820.

This project seeks to understand the contepmorary critical response to the only period in literary history when women published more novels than men.

 

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Digital Zombies

Posted by juliette Levy on August 13, 2015

Digital Zombies is a hybrid research experience that leads students through digital and physical collections in libraries while teaching them the basics of scholarly historical research. The sequence of tasks constitute a meaningful play activity – not a video game or even a gamification – but it is firmly a digital experience, as students learn to navigate digital collections, learn to search online for books that are in the library, and develop digital literacy around search engines, file submissions and file formats.

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Digital Mishnah Project

Posted by Hayim Lapin on April 22, 2015

The Digital Mishnah Project aims to create a born digital edition of the Mishnah providing transcription of witnesses, alignment of variant readings, tools for statistical study of relationships among the texts (including stemmatology). In collaboration with other projects it will also provide morphological analysis of lexical items and aligned translation.

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Designing Shakespeare: an audio-visual archive 1960-2000

Posted by Christie Carson on February 26, 2015

Research Questions and Problems
Can a comprehensive audio-visual archive of performance information encourage further research into performance in English Departments and support teaching in Drama and Theatre Studies Departments?

Can oral history interviews with designers add significantly to the study of performance?

Can access to a large database of digital images based around a design theme encourage greater emphasis on the visual elements of performance for scholars and students of Shakespeare?

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Text Mining of Television Transcripts

Posted by Liorah Golomb on January 27, 2015

I am looking for a collaborator with computational linguistic skills for a project mining the dialogue of the U.S. television program Supernatural (CW Network, 2005-present). My goal is to demonstrate, through textual analysis, the originality of the dialogue, the breadth of words and phrases used by the writers, the way language is used to distinguish characters and reveal character traits, etc.The product of this project will be an article for publication in a peer-reviewed venue.

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Beyond Citation: Critical Thinking About Digital Research

Posted by Eileen Clancy on December 28, 2014

We want to be the "Missing Manual" for digital research collections. While the use of databases such as ProQuest’s Historical Newspapers or Gales’ Nineteenth Century Collections Online is common, these tools have largely escaped critique by traditional humanities scholars. Knowledge of the way proprietary databases work is limited because their structures and content are opaque. As a result, scholars may not be able to discover the provenance of documents or to understand why certain search results are returned.

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ArtHistoryTeachingResources.org

Posted by Michelle Millar... on August 15, 2014

Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR) is a peer-populated platform for art history teachers. AHTR is home to a constantly evolving and collectively authored online repository of art history teaching content including, but not limited to, lesson plans, video introductions to museums, book reviews, image clusters, and classroom and museum activities. The site promotes discussion and reflection around new ways of teaching and learning in the art history classroom through a peer-populated blog, and fosters a collaborative virtual community for art history instructors at all career stages.

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Biblioteca Digital del Pensamiento Novohispano

Posted by Ernesto Priani Saisó on August 9, 2014

The Digital Library of Novohispanic Thought (BdPn, for its abbreviation in Spanish) is a project of the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). It has been funded as a Basic Research Project through the Program for the Support of Innovation and Improvement in Teaching, PAPIME, PE-401407, by the Director of General Support for the Academic Personnel (DGAPA) at UNAM, and the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACyT).

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Human Adult Neurogendering: Brain Plasticity and Sex Difference Research

Posted by Tabea Cornel on July 9, 2014

ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the extent to which the growing research on neuroplasticity in the 20th century related to neuroscientific investigations into sex differences. In the late 19th century, William James formulated the notion of a malleable brain that is responsive to exterior influences. At the same time, however, the influential work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal led to an adoption of the view of a static adult brain.

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