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|Project||Description||Academic field||Collaboration type||Updated|
|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|
|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 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: 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 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 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|
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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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|
|Online searchable item level catalogue and sample digital surrogate of the Archigram archives||
The Archigram Archival Project (AAP) is a major new research resources that makes the work of the seminal 1960s-70s British architectural group, Archigram, available free online for public viewing and academic study.
|Architecture: History, Theory & Practice||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|North Sea Palaeolandscapes||
North Sea Palaeolandscapes is a remarkable project utilizing 3D seismic data to generate models which will be of enormous value to the geological and archaeological community (as well as to the aggregate extraction industry). The University of Birmingham is the lead organisation and other contributing organizations include the University of Southampton, BGS (British Geological Survey), Petroleum Geo-Services, English Heritage, BMAPA (British Marine Aggregate Producers Association), Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, TNO (Netherlands Institute of Applied Geoscience) and Tigress.
|Archaeology, History||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
PARADISEC (the Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) offers a facility for digital conservation and access for endangered materials from the Pacific region, defined broadly to include Oceania and East and Southeast Asia. Our research group has developed models to ensure that the archive can provide access to interested communities, and conforms with emerging international standards for digital archiving. We have established a framework for accessioning, cataloguing and digitising audio, text and visual material, and preserving digital copies.
|Modern Languages, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Linguistics, Music||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
HESTIA provides a new approach towards conceptions of space in the ancient world, supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Combining a variety of different methods, it examines the ways in which space is represented in Herodotus' History, in terms of places mentioned and geographic features described. It develops visual tools to capture the 'deep' topological structures of the text, extending beyond the usual two-dimensional Cartesian maps of the ancient world.
|Classics and Ancient History||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|Typology of Anonymous and Pseudepigraphic Jewish Literature in Antiquity, c. 200 BCE to c. 700 CE||
The first aim of our project was to work out the procedure, terminology and theoretical framework for a new description of literary features of ancient Jewish texts. This has resulted in a systematic generic Inventory of all structurally important features to be found in the anonymous or pseudepigraphic ancient Jewish literature, insofar as they are complete. We do however make some exceptions for the large Dead Sea Scrolls, which are therefore included in the descriptions and contribute to the Inventory.
|Classics and Ancient History, Law, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert||
The Medieval Warfare on the Grid project (MWGrid) employs e-science methods and tools to support historical research into logistics of medieval war. The battle of Manzikert (modern Malazgirt, Turkey) in 1071, between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Turks, is the subject of this investigation. This key event, which paved the way for Turkish settlement in eastern Anatolia, has been previously studied through comparative historical analysis. However, due to limited sources and the lack of comprehensive analytical methods, its logistics remain a subject of speculation.
|Archaeology||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
Investigation into the roles of Art in Public Spaces including the Internet by means of applying the metonym 'Landscape/Cityscape' to the production of art. The work was intended to engage with debates about art in public places and offer new possibilities of looking at landscape. Eventually there emerged three main developments within the project: one that followed the plan towards a portable landscape laid out in the original Fellowship proposal; one in relation to internet- and computer-based works of art; and one that followed a philosophical dimension relating to fluid conditions.
|Visual Arts||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|Transnational Communities: towards a sense of belonging||
Using both participatory action research and arts practice the project explored a sense of belonging, place and emplacement with four transnational communities who are defined as refugees/asylum seekers/undocumented people (in Derby, Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham). The Long Journey Home artists in exile group based in Nottingham explored these themes and created a series of works for exhibition. Other regional universities supported us with; exhibition space, staff support, supporting artists and communities.
|Community Arts (including Art and Health)||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|Performance as a medium of learning in museums and at heritage sites - an investigation||
The PERFORMANCE, LEARNING AND HERITAGE research project is an investigation into the uses and impact of performance as a medium of learning in museums and at historic sites. The Centre for Applied Theatre Research (CATR) undertook research into the increasing and varied use being made of theatre and other drama-based activity as interpretive tools with visitors to museums and historic sites - an expanding but relatively under-researched field of performance practice.
|Drama and Theatre Studies, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|Jonathan Swift Archive||
The Jonathan Swift Archive makes available a searchable, digitized collection of texts of Swift’s prose from a great variety of early editions. The texts collected in the archive are documentary transcriptions of Swift's writings as they appear in their original printed editions. The aim has been to include first editions, and, wherever there has been authorial correction, emendation, revision, or alteration to the text in subsequent lifetime editions, to add transcriptions of these later witnesses.
|English Language and Literature||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music||
Aims to promote the study of music as performance through a specific focus on recordings. Its activities include a major discographic project, seminars and research projects.
Traditionally, music has been studied as a text reproduced in performance - almost as if it were an obscure kind of literature. By placing performance at the centre of musicology - by promoting a musicology based on recordings and not just scores - CHARM aims to reduce the gulf between musicology and the listener. CHARM addresses three fundamental problems:
|Music||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|AsChart: Anglo-Saxon Charters (AsChart )||
The project aimed to provide historians with new ways of interrogating Anglo-Saxon charters and it resulted in the publication of charters written in Anglo-Saxon England before A.D. 900. The project explored the benefits of using an XML markup model based on the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines and specifically tailored to the requirements of historians or literary scholars interested in Anglo-Saxon charters.
|History||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|Cultures of the Lusophone Black Atlantic (CLBA )||
An investigation of the cultural expressions of, and responses to, the history of the black diaspora within the Lusophone Atlantic triangle; that is, the transnational movements of people and traditions, the dialogues and exchanges that have occurred between the societies of Portugal, Africa and Brazil from the beginning of the slave trade until the present day.
|Modern Languages, History, Linguistics||N/A||30 Apr 2015|
|Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica (IRCyr)||
The project aims to assemble an online corpus of all the material gathered by Prof Joyce Reynolds during her numerous visits to Libya. The project consists in the digitisation of some 2000 inscriptions from Roman Cyrenaica, nearly a third of which have never previously been published. The new corpus will be presented as a series of documents; but it will also link to an online map of Roman Cyrenaica, being prepared as part of the Pleiades project (http://www.unc.edu/awmc/pleiades.html).
|Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History||N/A||30 Apr 2015|