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Claude McKay's Early Poetry (1911-1922): A Digital Collection

Posted by Amardeep Singh on July 19, 2017

A digital collection of Claude McKay's early poetry, including digital editions of his first two collections of poetry published in Jamaica, as well as his later collections published in the U.S. and England. Also included are various miscellaneous poems published in various Jamaican, American, and British periodicals that were not otherwise collected during the poet's lifetime. Site includes contextual and biographical essays and makes use of Scalar's visualization framework to help readers discover relationships among McKay's various poems. 

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Laboring-Class Poets Online

Posted by Cole Crawford on June 20, 2017

Laboring-Class Poets Online is a database-driven website that aggregates biographical and bibliographical information about the more than 2,000 laboring-class poets who published between 1700 and 1900 and the texts they produced. It functions as a clearinghouse for data about poets from the lower classes who lived in the British Isles or in British colonies, and thereby helps demonstrate the importance of laboring-class writing to social and literary history.

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Mapping At The Mountains of Madness

Posted by Matt Mckinley on December 14, 2016

This story map is an attempt to geographically chart both the real fictional locations detailed in Lovecraft's novella, At the Mountains of Madness.

In At The Mountains of Madness, Lovecraft's first-person writing style lends the reader an account of the names and coordinates of both real and imagined places, displaying the overlap between Lovecraft's fictional universe and our human world.

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China Biographical Database

Posted by Lik Hang Tsui on July 21, 2016

The China Biographical Database is a freely accessible relational database with biographical information about approximately 370,000 individuals as of 2016, primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries. With both online and offline versions, the data is meant to be useful for statistical, social network, and spatial analysis as well as serving as a kind of biographical reference. 

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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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'A Shaky Truce': Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980

Posted by Mississippi Sta... on March 24, 2016

“‘A Shaky Truce’: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980” re-tells the story of American civil rights activism from the perspective of Starkville, Mississippi, using oral history interviews with residents who remember how court imposed desegregation forced the town confront its racial inequities. Photos, newspapers, correspondences, and materials from the Mississippi State University Libraries’ archives and interviewees’ personal collections contextualize the interviews.

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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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Chinese Text Project

Posted by Donald Sturgeon on January 26, 2015

The Chinese Text Project is an online open-access digital library that makes pre-modern Chinese texts available to readers and researchers all around the world. The site attempts to make use of the digital medium to explore new ways of interacting with these texts that are not possible in print. With over ten thousand titles and more than one billion characters, the Chinese Text Project is also one of the largest databases of pre-modern Chinese texts in existence.

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