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Immigrants in the Coal Fields

The exhibit used multimedia elements from Appalachian collections, including audiovisual resources, maps, manuscripts and oral histories, plus some newer, dynamic elements, courtesy of the journalism longreads app Creatavist to explore the history of immigrants in Appalachia, particularly those who worked in the coalmines.

Archives, American history and culture N/A 25 Mar 2015
Documenting Teresa Carreño

Documenting Teresa Carreño is an open-access project, which will bring together select primary source materials, such as advertisements, announcements, and reviews from newspapers, with descriptions or annotations in order to document Carreño's career from 1862 - 1917. Access to criticism and reception of her performances, as well as other primary source documents, will be provided in original format when available or through transcription.

Musicology, Public history, Gender Studies, performance reception Data entry, Design, Peer review, Programming 18 Mar 2015
Computational Literary Genre Stylistics

This junior research group is located at the intersection of Romance Philology (esp. French and Spanish Literary Studies) and Applied Computer Science (esp. Machine Learning and Text Mining). Our overall objective is to establish a methodological convergence between latest methods of quantitative analysis of literary texts on the one hand, and basic issues in the field of genre theory and stylistics, on the other hand.

Digital Literary Studies N/A 17 Mar 2015
DiRT Directory

DiRT is a directory of digital research tools, with a particular focus on digital humanities. An evolution of Lisa Spiro's DiRT wiki and formerly known as Bamboo DiRT, the DiRT directory makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mind-mapping software. Anyone can create an account and add new tools to DiRT.

Digital Humanities Beta testing, Data entry, General digital humanities consulting, Other 17 Mar 2015
MARGENTO: Poetry Computational Graphs

The SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) awarded project Poetry Computational Graphs aims to read, categorize, classify, and analyze poetry by means of computer programming and graph theory applications.

poetry, Graph Theory Applications, Computational Graphs, Natural Language Processing, Computational Analysis, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence Data entry 16 Mar 2015
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Nike Air Max 1 Pas Cher Belgique - Magasins Baskets Et ... General digital humanities consulting 15 Mar 2015
Infinite Ulysses

Infinite Ulysses ( is a participatory digital edition: it uses an authoritative text (the Modernist Version Project's transcription of the 1922 Shakespeare and Co. first printing), but allows readers of all backgrounds to highlight the text and add annotations (interpretations, comments, and questions). A variety of filters let you customize the annotations you see to your needs (e.g.

Textual Studies, literature, Modernism, Joyce, Digital Editions Beta testing 11 Mar 2015
The Gerald Keogh Identity Series

What is Identity?

The Gerald Keogh Identity Series (#GKISeries) explores identity through:

Innovative articles (monthly) from April 25th 2015 to end of 2017
Opportunities to respond
Short publications on related topics
Links to other relevant sites
Book launch

Human Identity N/A 10 Mar 2015
Adams Timeline

Spanning the years 1735 to 1889, the Adams Timeline is a searchable collection of key events and happenings in the lives of 2nd U.S. President John, First Lady Abigail Adams and three succeeding generations of their immediate family. Members of the Adams family were deeply involved a

American history, Data Visualization, American history and culture N/A 9 Mar 2015
Beyond Citation: Critical Thinking About Academic Databases

While scholars widely use academic databases from publishers such as JSTOR or Gale, knowledge of how these 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. Beyond Citation annotates academic databases to illuminate the ways that they may shape scholarship and research outcomes. In future versions of the website, scholars will be able to enrich the entries in Beyond Citation with their own contributions.

Interdisciplinary humanities Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 1 Mar 2015
The Speeches and Articles of Margaret Sanger

Though still in beta, the web-based Speeches and Articles of Margaret Sanger (1911-1959), is a freely available site dedicated to transcriptions of Sanger's own words. Unlike much of the historical material currently available on the Internet, our edition will be a completely vetted, historically accurate digital version of her documents and that conform to established standards, both in terms of technical features of its encoding, and in terms of providing accurate renderings of the texts.

History, hisotryof birth control movement, history women, history of medicine N/A 13 Feb 2015 is a search tool addressed to researchers to explore a social network of research objects, help them choose the wording of their abstracts or the tagging of their papers, and discover their research interests in new ways. This tool is grounded in “science studies” , which show that research objects have a social, even political, life of their own… let us play with it! And open the black box of the ubiquitous yet poor tagging system as the ultimate linking device of words…

textometry, bibliometrics, Information Science, science studies, computational linguistics Programming 10 Feb 2015
Global Shakespeares

The Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Archive is a collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata provided by scholars and educators in the field. The idea that Shakespeare is a global author has taken many forms since the building of the Globe playhouse.

Shakespeare, performance studies, globalization, translation studies Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 10 Feb 2015
Civil War Washington

Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War. The project draws on the methods of many fields—literary studies, history, geography, computer-aided mapping—to create a digital resource that chronicles the war's impact on the city. Troops, fugitive slaves, bureaucrats, prostitutes, actors, authors, doctors, and laborers were among those drawn to the capital by a sense of duty, desperation, or adventure.

American history, Nineteenth-century American Literature, Historical geography, Digital Humanities Beta testing, Proofreading 10 Feb 2015
Walt Whitman Archive

The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. Whitman, America's most influential poet and one of the four or five most innovative and significant writers in United States history, is the most challenging of all American authors in terms of the textual difficulties his work presents.

Nineteenth-century American Literature, Digital Humanities Proofreading 10 Feb 2015
Text Mining of Television Transcripts

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.

Media Studies, literary studies, General Humanities, computational linguistics General digital humanities consulting, Other 10 Feb 2015
Guide to Evagrius Ponticus

The Guide to Evagrius Ponticus provides definitive lists of Evagrius's works, of editions and translations of those works, and of studies related to his life and thought. The Guide includes an inventory of relevant ancient sources that refer to Evagrius and a display of imagery from the ancient world. Updated quarterly, the Guide will gradually introduce a manuscript checklist, images of manuscripts, transcriptions of those manuscripts, and open source critical editions of Evagrius's writings.

early Christianity, Philosophy, Religious Studies Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming, Proofreading 10 Feb 2015

This archival site on Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia, in the latter half of the nineteenth century is very much in the beta/inception/conception stages--barely off the ground. Specifically this is intended to explore the ironworks, business and technology of the iron industry, and the interlocking elements of local, state, and regional history.

American history, nineteenth century history Beta testing, Data entry 10 Feb 2015
C19 Reprint Discovery Engine

The reprint discovery engine for nineteenth-century periodicals archives would be a tool not unlike the Google Ngram Viewer, but focused on textual reprint and reference. This project would likely start by investigating a database like the Library of Congress’ “Chronicling America” collection, which is open and includes “an extensive application programming interface (API) which you can use to explore all of our data in many ways.”

I imagine the reprint discovery tool developing in two stages:

American Literature, periodical studies Design, Programming 10 Feb 2015
Progetto Sonzogno

This is a rough introduction to my inventory and analysis project for the production of Italian publisher Sonzogno between 1800 and 1943.
The data now available on the site consists of two Outlook Databases. They list the holdings of the Biblioteca Storica Sonzogno as inventoried by two archivists for the Italian publisher RCS, who is the current owner of the Sonzogno catalogue.

Italian Studies, History of Publishing, Print Technology, European History Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 10 Feb 2015

We are building a social digital library where it is easy to discover, enjoy and learn about art and literature. We will use crowdsourcing and editorial curation to provide relevant information and search results to users. We will begin with public domain content from Gutenberg and other sources. We would be very grateful for any assistance and consulting from individuals with knowledge and expertise in digital humanities initiatives. Please feel free to write me at or reach me on skype at zacharysdavis. Thank you!

literature Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 10 Feb 2015
Denison Digital Archive

We are currently at the planning stage for a feminist digital archive. The archival material derives from the Ella Strong Denison library, which includes significant collections of suffragette ephemera, 19th century women’s work, book arts from antiquity to the present, and an extensive interdisciplinary teaching collection. We hope to develop a program that utilizes the archive as an opportunity to explore a range of questions within digital humanities. In particular, we are interested in developing a specifically feminist encoding paradigm that will allow us to integrate feminist theoretical insights on archival formation, digital technology, and user interfaces. We also plan to develop a digital archive that maximizes the pedagogical impact of digitizing the Denison materials.

19th century Literature, 20th-century literature, 20th-Century Print Cultures, Feminst Theory, American history, Digital Curation, Women's Studies Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 10 Feb 2015
Biblioteca Digital del Pensamiento Novohispano

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).

History, Philosophy, Early modern studies, Latin American History General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming 10 Feb 2015

GenreMapper is particularly helpful for exploring questions related to the representation of the world in nineteenth-century novels. The visualization currently plots the real-world locations that are referenced in novels from 1800-1900, though this time period could be expanded. GenreMapper indicates the relative frequency with which locations are referenced through a sliding color scale; white equals the lowest frequency, dark red the highest. It also allows users to filter findings based on genre(s), which facilitates analyses of the global scope of individual genres.

English, Geography, Digital Humanities N/A 10 Feb 2015
Free Press Bible

Free Press Bible is a tool that promotes deep ideological self examination and refinement through a process called self canonization and targeted discussion based on user chosen articles. More can be learned by visiting the website or communicating with me directly.

Psychology, Comparative Religion, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Open Educational Resources Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 10 Feb 2015
Digitizing 'Chinese Englishmen'

This is a digital project focusing on the creation of “Asian Victorians” in Southeast Asia under British colonialism. It focuses on the digitization and annotation of the Straits Chinese Magazine, a journal produced by the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

19th-century literature, Late 19th and early 20th centuries, British literature, Anglophone Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Southeast Asian History, Singapore History, Malaysia History, British Empire History Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 10 Feb 2015
Muninn Project

The Muninn Project is a multi-year, multidisciplinary research project investigating records pertaining to the First World War in a linked open data format.

Our aim is to take archives of digitized documents, extract the written data using computing power and turn the resulting information into structured linked open data databases. This very large knowledge base will then support further research in different areas.

History, English literature, Computer Science N/A 10 Feb 2015
Dutch Ships and Sailors

Dutch Ships and Sailors is a project that aims to provide an infrastructure for maritime historical datasets, linking correlating data through semantic web technology. It brings together datasets related to recruitment and shipping in the East-India trade (mainly 18th century) and in the shipping of the northern provinces of the Netherlands (mainly 19th century). For the northern provinces, the database contains data on the personnel recruited, the ships, and other variables (Monsterrollen Noordelijke Nederlanden).

Digital History, Maritime History, Semantic Web, Linked Data N/A 10 Feb 2015

TAPAS is the TEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service for scholars and other creators of TEI data who need a place to publish their materials in different forms and ensure it remains accessible over time. TAPAS is also for anyone interested in reading and exploring TEI data, and communicating with those that share that interest. The goal of TAPAS is to provide TEI publishing and repository services at low cost to those who lack institutional resources: faculty, students, librarians, archivists, teachers, and anyone else with TEI data who wants to store, share, and publish it.

Digital Humanities Beta testing, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 10 Feb 2015
HathiTrust Research Center

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access for nonprofit and educational users to published works in the public domain and, in the future, on limited terms to works in-copyright from the HathiTrust.

Digital Humanities, Text Analytics, Metadata Beta testing, Peer review 10 Feb 2015
Alcott Archive

We are interested in the creation of an online "Alcott Archive," a site for scholarly editions of the works of Louisa May Alcott, for personal papers related to Alcott and her circle (including her father Bronson), for scholarship and reference related to the study of Alcott, her writings, career and cultural context. The site would be a one-stop location to access all of Alcott's texts from the well-known (such as Little Women) to the recently re-discovered or uncollected or out-of-print.

Nineteenth-century American Literature Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 10 Feb 2015
Complete Latin Dictionary

A dictionary of every latin word that ever existed.

Latin, Classics Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 10 Feb 2015
Studying Judith in Anglo-Saxon England

"Studying Judith in Anglo-Saxon England" is an ongoing project to explore the texts that Anglo-Saxons read and wrote about the biblical book of Judith, as well as the relationships between them.

Medieval Studies, Old English Literature, Latin Literature General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review, Proofreading 10 Feb 2015
Cultural Atlas of California Wine

Cultural Atlas of California Wine

David Michalski
University Library
University of California, Davis

cultural studies, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Heritage, Historical geography, Geography, Viticulture, Food and Culture, Economics Data entry, Design, Programming 9 Feb 2015
Human Adult Neurogendering: Brain Plasticity and Sex Difference Research

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.

history of science, Gender Studies, neuroscience; Data entry, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 9 Feb 2015
The Writing Studies Tree

The Writing Studies Tree ( – an online, open-access, interactive database of individual scholars, educational institutions, and the disciplinary movements that connect them – offers an “academic genealogy” for the field of writing studies that serves as a model for visualizing the social history of humanities disciplines. Through a fixed data structure that gives open editing privileges to thousands of members, the site aggregates collective visualizations of the field, presenting its history anew and enabling scholars to identify patterns and movements in new ways.

English Rhetoric/Composition Beta testing, Data entry, Design, Programming 9 Feb 2015
DIVE: Dynamically Linking Collections on the Basis of Events

In this digital cultural heritage project, we provide innovative access to heritage objects from heterogeneous online collections. We use historical events and event narratives as a context both for searching and browsing as well as for the presentation of individual and group of objects. Semantics from existing collection vocabularies and linked data vocabularies are used to link objects and the events, people, locations and concepts that are depicted or associated with those objects. An innovative interface allows for browsing this network of data in an intuitive fashion.

Audio-Visual History, Libraries, Computer Science N/A 9 Feb 2015
Introducing Research and Collaboration Methods to Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Essentially, I'm designing a research methods class / workshop for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers that introduces them to the many rich digital tools available to the humanities. The aim, however, is not to diminish the importance of text-only papers or books in favor of showstoppers filled with links and videos.

Humanities, Pedagogy Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review 9 Feb 2015
T-PEN (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation)

T-PEN is a web-based application that permits users to transcribe unpublished documents that are available from a digital repository. T-PEN autormatically identifies the location of each line in the page image, and this allows the user to transcribe line by line (this line parsing can also be manually adjusted). T-PEN also supports XML encoding as you transcribe and any XML schema (RNG format) can be linked to a project. Transcription projects can be shared with 1 or more other T-PEN users.

Scholarly Editing, paleography, Manuscript Studies, Medieval Studies Beta testing 9 Feb 2015

BiographyNet is a multidisciplinary project that combines expertise from history, computer science and computational linguistics. It works with data from the Biography Portal of the Netherlands which links more than 75,000 Dutch people mentioned in various databases, through a limited set of metadata. BiographyNet aims to enhance its potential for historical research by transforming the available data into a semantic knowledge base and through the creation of a demonstrator.

History, Computer Science, computational linguistics N/A 9 Feb 2015
Women and Charity in Spain 1786-1939

Still very much in its development stages, the project explores how Spanish women understood and represented their charitable work from the late-Enlightenment period through the end of the Spanish Civil War and the early part of the Franco dictatorship.

Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies, Women's Studies Beta testing, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Proofreading 9 Feb 2015
America's Least Popular War: Augmented War of 1812

Augmented War of 1812 is the first chapter in a series of public history augmented reality projects, using smart phones to bring primary sources into outdoor spaces via augmented reality apps. In phase one of the project, focused on the War of 1812 in New York, augmented realities depicted a coast guard cutter chasing a smuggler in the Hudson, a sailor disembarking on Governor's Island near Castle William, a fortification built during the war, and an image of Cap. Lawrenece floating over his tomb "Dont' Give Up the Ship," in Trinity Cemetery.

Public history Design, Other 9 Feb 2015
Virtual Harlem/Virtual Montmartre

The Virtual Harlem Project is one of the oldest and most established projects related to African American literature and culture of the Harlem Renaissance in a virtual environment that currently exists.

African American literature, Harlem Renaissance, Jazz Age Studies, Visual Studies of the early 20th century Design, Other 9 Feb 2015
Digital Emerson: A Collective Archive

Digital Emerson: A Collective Archive is a group project designed and implemented by the graduate students in "Literary History Becoming Digital" (ENGL 529):

authors: Aaron M. Moe, Adam Heidebrink , Charlie Potter, David Tagnani, Juan Carlos Flores, Jennifer Kiehne, Kellie Herson, Rachel Sanchez, Stacy Wittstock.

The seminar considered the problems -–scholarly, ethical, aesthetic, technical, and cultural-- that arise as literary studies moves away from old technologies and artifacts and is replaced or augmented by the digital.

19th century studies; 19th century Literature; remix Beta testing, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review 5 Feb 2015
Arab Film Heritage Project

We have found over 800 cans of film in Amman, Jordan! With a small grant from King Abdullah, we were able to digitize 10 of them and found some very interesting content. The most exciting find was a film produced in Palestine in 1968, just after the Six-Day war. It has been confirmed by scholars and persons affiliated with the PLO that this film is the only surviving copy from what was the PLO film archive before it disappeared in 1985.

Film, Cinema, Archives, Preservation, Database Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming, Proofreading 5 Feb 2015
Chinese Text Project

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.

Chinese literature Beta testing, Data entry, Peer review, Proofreading 26 Jan 2015
Digital Dickens Working Notes Project

The Dickens Notes Project will digitize Charles Dickens's working notes for his novels alongside their serial parts. The project will provide scholars and students with a comprehensive and interactive fluid edition of Dickens's working notes that highlights the connections between notes and novel, annotates the notes, and demonstrates the process of Dickens's serial form.

English Language and Literature, novel studies, Manuscript Studies Programming 9 Jan 2015
Lacuna Stories

Lacuna Stories’ unique annotation tools encourage skills such as historical thinking, close reading, and a critical comparison of sources. Lacuna Stories’ diverse, multimedia environment provides tools for instructors, students, and the general public to “mend” the gaps in knowledge of major historical events and to develop their own narratives. Within humanities education, specifically, the interactive, multimedia functionality of Lacuna Stories goes beyond simply replacing print reading and viewing practices.

New Media Technologies N/A 22 Nov 2014
Electronic Book Review

Electronic Book Review (ebr) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of critical writing produced and published by the emergent digital literary network. ebr threads include essays addressing a wide range of topics across the arts, sciences, and humanities. Our editors are particularly interested in critically savvy, in-depth work addressing the digital future of literature, theory, criticism, and the arts.

literary studies, Critical Theory, 20th-century literature, 21st-century literature, new media writing and criticism, digital literary arts Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Proofreading 5 Nov 2014
Edna St. Vincent Millay Personal Library Catalog

When Edna St. Vincent Millay died in 1950, her sister Norma moved in to her home, called Steepletop, in Austerlitz, NY. Ever since 1950, Millay's personal library has remained relatively undisturbed. Over the years, one or two casual inventories of the books were made, but they are filled with errors, and they've never been published nor put into digital form. This project aims to create an accurate digital catalog of the library and to record as much as possible of the inscriptions and marginalia in the works.

20th-century literature, poetry, Library and Information Science N/A 26 Oct 2014


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