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The James Malcolm Rymer Collection

Posted by Rebecca Nesvet on August 10, 2017

The James Malcolm Rymer Collection is an open-access collection of documentary editions of the works of James Malcolm Rymer (1814-84), creator of the Dracula precursor Varney the Vampire and Sweeney Todd. The first text to be added is Rymer's The String of Pearls, or the Barber of Fleet Street (1850), with transcription, encoding, annotations, and graphic and web design primarily by undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. We have some project collaborators outside UWGB and are interested in hearing from anyone who wants to get involved.

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Cartographies of Memory

Posted by Robert Spinelli on August 8, 2017

Hello:

I am posting a link to a Scalar book that outlines the theoretical backing for a GPS based death memorialization app. You can read all of the details at the link. I am searching for collaborators who could help to polish this idea as well as assist with funding and provide backend technological assistance in creating the app. Please contact me if at all interested. Thank you for reading.

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Melodrama Research Consortium Database Visualization

Posted by Christopher Corbo on August 3, 2017

We are an organization of performance scholars constructing a digital archive of
nineteenth century melodrama seeking an experienced data scientist and project designer
to assist with data processing and to collaborate on the development of a large-scale
database of nineteenth century melodramatic productions.

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Heurist Knowledge Management System

Posted by Ian Johnson on March 7, 2017

HEURIST is a flexible Open Source data management system which allows any confident researcher or data manager to design, create, manage, analyse and publish richly-structured database(s) within hours, through a simple web interface, without need of programmers or consultants. It is aimed at a broad range of Humanities data, characterised by rich text, multimedia, relationships, categorisation, uncertain data, spatial and temporal information, and the need to work collaboratively while maintaining access control. It allows incremental changes in database structure - existing data are not affected - allowing projects to start small and simple and evolve as the research develops.

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Lebanese Virtual Museum of Modern Art

Posted by Digital Humanit... on June 9, 2016

The Digital Humanities Section, together with the Lebanese Ministry of Culture, and the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, has developed the first virtual reality museum in Lebanon. It includes more than 500 works of art (Paintings and sculpture) out of a collection of the Ministry of Culture that includes 1800 works by Lebanese plastic artists.​

This virtual museum offers the following services:

 

​The Permanent Collection:

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Old Testament, New Tricks: Using Biblical Translation to Examine Word Sense and Popular Belief

Posted by Zach Bleemer on March 27, 2016

This project presents a novel framework and empirical technique using digital tools and a small but highly-structured dataset--namely, 14 translations of the Old Testament--to analyze latent beliefs regarding beautiful objects across three broadly-defined populations: 16th century Great Britain, 20th century Germany, and the contemporary United States.

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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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