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Digital Kipling

The Dalhousie Kipling Collection has an international reputation as being the most comprehensive in the world.
Not only does it contain a comprehensive collection of Rudyard Kipling’s published works but it has also holds
significant research ephemera support material about and by Kipling published during his lifetime – the Kipling scrapbooks
being prime among them. The Digital Kipling project is an effort to digitize the Kipling Scrapbooks, make them more readily accessible,

English literature General digital humanities consulting, Other 13 Aug 2017
The James Malcolm Rymer Collection

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.

English literature, British literature, Humanities, Art History Beta testing, Programming 10 Aug 2017
Cartographies of Memory

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.

Information Science, Death Studies, Spatial Humanities, Digital Humanities Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 8 Aug 2017
Melodrama Research Consortium Database Visualization

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.

English literature, Drama and Theatre Studies Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 3 Aug 2017
Claude McKay's Early Poetry (1911-1922): A Digital Collection

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. 

poetry, literature, Modernism, African American literature, african american studies Peer review, Proofreading 19 Jul 2017
Price One Penny: A Database of Cheap Literature, 1837-1860

Price One Penny (POP) is a MySQL bibliographic database accessed via a PHP website. Plans for the future include adding a layer of linked open data.

Nineteenth-Century British Literature; Book History; Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature; Nineteenth-Century French Literature; Nineteenth-Century Popular Literature; Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Literature N/A 29 Jun 2017
Laboring-Class Poets Online

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.

18c British literature, 19th-century British literature, working-class studies, poetry Beta testing, Data entry, Peer review, Proofreading 20 Jun 2017
Digital Kipling

The Dalhousie Kipling Collection has an international reputation as being the most comprehensive in the world.
Not only does it contain a comprehensive collection of Rudyard Kipling’s published works but it has also holds
significant research ephemera support material about and by Kipling published during his lifetime – the Kipling scrapbooks
being prime among them. The Digital Kipling project is an effort to bring the Kipling Scrapbooks more readily accessible

English literature General digital humanities consulting, Other 24 May 2017
French and Spanish Theater

Visualized textual analysis of French and Spanish plays in early 20th century. 

Romance Languages Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 15 May 2017
Psychology

Translation psychology documents.

Psychology Other, Peer review 15 Mar 2017
Heurist Knowledge Management System

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.

Digital Humanities, History, Archaeology, Media Studies, Art History, literature, Film Studies, Classical Studies, Ancient History, Cultural and visual studies Beta testing, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 7 Mar 2017
The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project

Emma B. Andrews is best remembered for her association with the millionaire lawyer turned archaeologist/art and antiquities collector, Theodore M. Davis. Traveling to Egypt with him between 1889 and 1912, she kept detailed journals of these voyages along the Nile, including his important yet under-reported excavations of 20 significant tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Emma provides a vital commentary on the archaeology and pioneering Egyptologists of the time.

Egyptology, Women's Studies, History, Egyptian Archaeology Data entry 19 Jan 2017
The Prague Spring Archive

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries have partnered with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies to digitize archival materials from the LBJ Presidential Archive’s collections and make them accessible via a portal created with Scalar. 

East European Studies, History, Political Science, Slavic Studies, Russian Studies N/A 12 Jan 2017
Mapping At The Mountains of Madness

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.

20th-century literature, geospatial humanities, Geography General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Proofreading 14 Dec 2016
Creating a Digital Community Radio Station in an informal Refugee Camp in Calais, France

On the 24th October 2016, French Authorities began the final eviction phase of the camp in Calais. Many refugees have now been placed in CAO centres across France and are currently waiting on assessment of their asylum claims. New camps have sprung up along the Northern French coastline, some refugees continue to live around Calais in forest and wasteland areas. A process has been started for unaccompanied minors to travel to the UK under the Dubs Amendment for the 1200 children that lived in the camp alone.

Digital Radio, Digital Activism N/A 12 Nov 2016
Jungala Radio

 

Digital Activism, Digital Humanitarianism, Digital Radio General digital humanities consulting 11 Nov 2016
Designing Shakespeare: an audio-visual archive 1960-2000

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?

Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 10 Nov 2016
IMPACT

IMPACT: A Tool for Transcribing and Commenting on Oral Data, for Teaching, Learning, and Research

Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Conversation Analysis N/A 1 Nov 2016
Women's Print History Project, 1750-1836

The Women’s Print History Project, 1750-1830 will be the first comprehensive bibliographical database of women’s contributions to print for one of the most convulsive periods in both women’s and print history. Data from print bibliographies and digital databases is being aggregated and normalized to enable new quantitative understandings of women’s involvement in print culture.

Women Writers; Publishing History; Eighteenth Century and Ninteenth Century British Literature Data entry, Peer review 26 Oct 2016
A Shaky Truce’: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980

A Shaky Truce’: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980 is a digital public history website that tells the story of American civil rights activism in Starkville and at Mississippi State University (MSU), the state’s land-grant institution, by using oral history interviews with community residents who remember how court imposed desegregation forced the town and university to confront its racial inequities.

American history N/A 25 Oct 2016
Cypriot Medieval Coins: History and Culture

Cypriot Medieval Coins History and Culture is a novel digital library dedicated to the study, promotion and dissemination of the history of Medieval Cypriot Coinage (12th-16th centuries).

numismatics, Digital Archaeology, Digital Culture, Medieval Studies, Image Processing N/A 5 Oct 2016
China Biographical Database

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. 

East Asian Studies, Chinese history, History, Chinese literature, Chinese philosophy, Prosopography Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Proofreading 21 Jul 2016
The Digital Sigillography Resource

The Digitial Sigillography Resource (Digisig) enables scholars and members of the public to search sigillographic datasets provided by researchers, archives and museums. Digisig fosters the study of seals, particular from Medieval Europe, by radically enhancing access to this important cultural legacy. Digisig aims to make seals and their associated scholarship discoverable.

Medieval Studies, Archaeology, History, Art History Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting 5 Jul 2016
Lebanese Virtual Museum of Modern Art

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:

Digital Arts & Humanities, Digital Culture, Digital Humanities Beta testing, Data entry, Design, Programming 9 Jun 2016
México imaginario

México Imaginario es un proyecto de Humanidades Digitales que busca recolectar representaciones de México y lo mexicano en la cultura impresa de los siglos XVII y XVIII en lengua inglesa y francesa. Está concebido como una base de datos ordenada por entradas en orden alfabético que remiten a incidencias específicas o alusiones a la cultura mexicana, y que se presentan con un contexto mínimo (palabra clave en contexto, KWIC) que le añade una dimensión histórica y disciplinaria a su significado.

17th-18th Century English literature, 17-18th Century French literature N/A 18 May 2016
Paperbound Watermarks

Paperbound is a digital repository for photographs of Western European watermarks from c. 1300 to 1550. It is still under construction, but becoming more funcitonal by the day. We are primarily looking for collaboration in the form of submissions of images of watermarks with the pertinent necessary data (the appropriate form can be accessed at http://www.paperbound-watermarks/contribute), but are happy to receive other feedback and suggestions.

Medieval Studies, Digital Medievalist, Medieval literature, history of the book, Book Trade Other 2 May 2016
Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive

The Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive — ECPA — is a collaborative digital archive and research project devoted to the poetry of the long eighteenth century. Edited and annotated collaboratively, the growing ECPA corpus builds on the electronic texts created by the Text Creation Partnership from Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). ECPA was founded and is edited by Alexander Huber, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford (editor of the Thomas Gray Archive).

poetry, 17th-18th Century English literature, English Language and Literature Beta testing, Peer review 1 May 2016
Translation Toolkit

The translation toolkit is a set of recommendations for translation practices to be used by researchers, librarians or cultural heritage workers. In our first iteration we offer some advice on translation for conferences. In the future we hope to offer some advice for translating software and articles.

Interdisciplinary humanities, Translation, Digital Humanities Other 28 Apr 2016
Apprenticeship in Early Modern Venice: the Garzoni project

Led by an interdisciplinary consortium, the Garzoni project undertakes the study of apprenticeship, work and society in early modern Venice by focusing on a specific archival source, namely the `Accordi dei Garzoni' from the Venetian State Archives. The project revolves around two main phases with, in the first instance, the design and the development of tools to extract and render information contained in the documents (according to Semantic Web standards) and, as a second step, the examination of such information.

Digital Humanities, History, Art History General digital humanities consulting 28 Apr 2016
The Harold Pinter Bibliography (Searchable Digital Database)

As a founding Life Member of The International Harold Pinter Society (an Allied Organization of the MLA) and the founding Bibliographical Editor of The Pinter Review, I am exploring the feasibility of developing a searchable digital database for my "Harold Pinter Bibliography," published in print in The Pinter Review since 1987. The most recently published edition (14th) appears in Remembering/Celebrating Harold Pinter: The Pinter Review: Memorial Volume 2009-2011, ed.

Drama and Theatre Studies, Media, Bibliography and Textual Criticism Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other 12 Apr 2016
Building a Better Book in a Browser

MSU Library Book in Browser project is a digital initiative to enhance and improve prototype software for publishing books within in a web browser, which will make online books more accessible, discoverable, shareable, and ready for analysis by users. The project will establish best practices for web publishing in specific genres, such as textbooks, fiction, and articles, and share these best practices through outreach and publications.

Libraries, publishing N/A 1 Apr 2016
You Can Read the Comments Section Again: The Faciloscope App and Automated Rhetorical Analysis

The Faciloscope is a web application that employs a support vector machine (svm) (Cortes and Vapnik, 1995) classifier to annotate high-value facilitation moves in online, informal learning and discussion environments. The Faciloscope is designed to return to facilitators and others who would promote online learning and conversation rapid global analysis of how online interactions are developing.

Rhetoric, Professional Writing, Digital Humanities Peer review 1 Apr 2016
The Story of the Stuff

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, more than half a million letters and 65,000 teddy bears poured into Newtown, Connecticut. The interactive web documentary, The Story of the Stuff, explores the phenomenon of spontaneous memorials by tracking the disposition of the condolence items sent to Newtown and examining the larger phenomenon of pubic responses to tragedy. 

Library and Information Science, Interactive Documentary, Cinema and New Media Studies, Public history Peer review 28 Mar 2016
Old Testament, New Tricks: Using Biblical Translation to Examine Word Sense and Popular Belief

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.

Philosophy, History, Digital Humanities Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 27 Mar 2016
'A Shaky Truce': Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980

“‘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.

African-American History, American history Peer review, Proofreading 24 Mar 2016
A Digital Pop-Up: Latino/a Mobility in California

The Latino/a Mobility Digital Pop-up was an open-air installation launching the Scalar web exhibition, Latina and Latino Mobility in 20th Century California. Drawing upon digital archives and original photographic collections held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, the pop-up engaged ethnic studies students in curating Latino/a histories of migration and creating visually rich-projects that can co-exist on a web platform and the built environment through digital projection. 

American history, Latina/o Studies, Public Humanities N/A 23 Jan 2016
Beyond Citation: Critical Thinking About Digital Research

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.

Interdisciplinary humanities General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming, Proofreading 20 Oct 2015
Novels Reviewed Database

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.

 

literature, English, book history, 18th Century, 19th Century, Romantic Women Writers Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 26 Sep 2015
Around DH in 80 Days

Around DH in 80 Days is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Digital Humanities collaboration that seeks to introduce new and veteran audiences to the global field of DH scholarly practice by bringing together current DH projects from around the world.

Upon the initial live launch of Around DH, a different DH project from around the globe was featured on our site each day for 80 days, offering audiences a unique opportunity to meaningfully engage the international, interdisciplinary, multimodal work being done by the digital humanities community, broadly conceived.

Digital Humanities N/A 20 Sep 2015
Digital Zombies

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.

hybrid pedagogy, historical methods, digital literacy, Game design & serious games Beta testing, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming, Proofreading 13 Aug 2015
Belfast Group Poetry|Networks

Belfast Group Poetry|Networks is a site that explores the writing workshop that run in Belfast sporadically from 1963-1972. Founded by Philip Hobsbaum, a lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, the Group's members included some of the most famous poets of the twentieth centry, including Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, and others.

The site features:

20th-century literature, British Literature (20th-21st Century) N/A 3 Aug 2015
Ellen Terry and Edith Craig Database

This project will result in a fully searchable, web-based database catalogue which describes in detail the papers of the Victorian actress, Ellen Terry (1847-1928) and her daughter, the theatre director, Edith Craig (1869-1947). A descriptive catalogue will also be created from the database and will be published in book format.
The papers recorded in this project are owned by the National Trust at Smallhythe Place, Tenterden, Kent, the former home of Ellen Terry.

Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature N/A 4 Jun 2015
Activated Space: the transformation of internal spaces to become audible and interactive

Activated Space is a proposal to develop and present a series of installations that alter an architectural space to allow its resonant frequencies to become audible and interactive. The proposal combines elements from sculpture, electronic media, music, architecture and acoustics.

research questions:

Primary:
How can active listening be encouraged?
How does our awareness of acoustic surroundings influence our perceptions?
What happens if you magnify the sound of a room?

Media, Music, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice N/A 4 Jun 2015
Montréal l'avenir du passé (MAP)

Montréal l'avenir du passé (MAP) was established in 2000 to create an historical GIS research infrastructure for 19th and 20th century Montréal. We have digitized six highly detailed historical maps representing all buildings in the city for 1825, 1846, 1880, 1912, 1949 and 2000. The first three and last have been geo-referenced and we have successfully "peopled" them by linking at the street-scape (1846) or lot level (1880 & 2000) census returns, tax records, city directories and a wide variety of non-routinely generated sources.

History N/A 4 Jun 2015
Citation and Allusion in the Ars nova French Chanson and Motet: Memory, Tradition, and Innovation

This project undertakes the first detailed study of citation and allusion in the period c1340-1420 as expressed in the two genres at the cutting edge of musical style at the time, the motet and the chanson. Medieval composers had always demonstrated a readiness to exploit existing material in their creation of new works, nowhere more conspicuously than in the 13th-century motet.

Modern Languages, Music N/A 4 Jun 2015
Bridging the semantic gap in visual information retrieval

This project was conducted between 2004 and 2007 by a team drawn from the universities of Brighton and Southampton. It sought to bring new understandings and competencies to the problem of retrieving still images from within large, managed collections of such artefacts. The existence of a ‘semantic gap’ is a well-known limitation on the functionality of present-day visual image retrieval systems.

Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies N/A 4 Jun 2015
The Saint-Aubins' 'Book of Arses': The Livre de Caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises

The project is focussed on a highly unusual book of eighteenth-century caricatures, the 'Livre de caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises', composed between the 1740s and the 1770s by the Saint-Aubin brothers and associates.
The Project aims to digitise the volume (which contains 387 pages) and to place it on the web in the form of a critical edition.

Modern Languages, History N/A 4 Jun 2015
Dissenting academy libraries and their readers, 1720-1860

Dissenting Academy Libraries and their Readers, 1720-1860 is an innovative project which uses techniques from the digital humanities to study the history of libraries. The main objective of the project was to study the libraries of the dissenting academies, in particular what they reveal about the education offered to students and the impact that books had on students’ intellectual and religious development.

History, History of religion, Library studies N/A 4 Jun 2015
London's Past Online: a bibliography of Greater London's history

London's Past Online was established to create a searchable online database of books, articles and other published material relating to the Greater London area from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. The work was undertaken by a research team based at the Centre for Metropolitan History. Core data was taken from Heather Creaton's 'Bibliography of Printed Works on London History to 1939' (LAPL, 1994) and its unpublished supplement, and the bibliography from her 'Sources for the History of London 1939-45' (BRA, 1998).

Archaeology, Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, History, Law, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Media, Music, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 7 May 2015
Royal Historical Society Bibliographies on British and Irish History

The Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish history (now known as the Bibliography of British and Irish History and published by Brepols Publishers) is a database containing over 500,000 bibliographical records relating to British and Irish history, and to the British and Irish abroad, at all periods for which written evidence survives. The database aims to be as comprehensive as possible for publications since 1900, but includes some selected earlier material.

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, English Language and Literature, History, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies N/A 7 May 2015

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