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The project heureCLÉA aims for the development of a so-called “digital heuristic”– a functional module that supports literary scholars in interpreting and annotating texts. To achieve this, the module “learns” from human-made annotation in order to progress toward an automated generation of textual markup. In our project we explore this approach by way of example: the semantic analysis of time-related phenomena in narrative texts. We envisage the following three phases of development:

literary studies, narratology N/A 12 Aug 2014

A free internet-based bio-bibliographical database of the corpus of the romance vernacular sources of medieval and early modern Iberian culture, their primary sources, both manuscript and printed, the texts they contain, the individuals involved with the production and transmission of those sources and texts, and the libraries holding them, along with relevant secondary references and authority files for persons, places, and institutions, It is comprised of four separate bibliographies

BETA / Bibliografía Española de Textos Antiguos
Medieval texts in Spanish.

medieval Spanish literature, medieval Portuguese literature, medieval Galician-Portuguese literature, medieval Catalan literature, medieval Iberian literature, Golden Age Spanish poetry Peer review, Proofreading 9 Aug 2014
Jan Brueghel wiki

The research website serves three distinct functions. First, it is a gathering place for information about the Baroque painter Jan Brueghel the Elder. Second, it is a place where a range of people with an interest in this artist, from university-based scholars to museum curators to art dealers and also the owners of paintings, can pool their ideas and untangle the problems raised by Brueghel’s works. Finally, it is a site where new knowledge about the artist can be generated, particularly by studying his workshop practice using the Image Investigation Tool.

Art History N/A 8 Aug 2014

This Bookworm is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)-funded exploration of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library. HTRC’s goal is to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

Digital Humanities, Text Analytics Peer review 30 Jul 2014

Textometry, born in France in the 80’s, has developed powerful techniques for the analysis of large body of texts. Following lexicometry and text statistical analysis, it offers tools and methods tested in multiple branches of the humanities and is statistically well founded.

Text Analytics, textometry, statistical text analysis, computational linguistics Beta testing, Programming, Proofreading 13 Jul 2014
The Entity Mapper

In recent years data visualization is increasingly used to represent complex information and is mostly embedded in quantitative investigations. The research project presents a visualization tool, The Entity Mapper which is the first example to bridge the gap between the quantitative and qualitative field development in regards to data visualization and data representation. The Entity Mapper allows an instant visualization of complex and coded qualitative data.

Qualitative Inquiry, Ethnography, Nursing, Social sciences, Art and Design, technology, Data Visualization Peer review 29 May 2014
Annotation Studio

Annotation Studio is an open source, web-based annotation application that integrates a powerful set of textual interpretation tools behind an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users can upload their own texts, and annotate with styled text, video, images, and weblinks. To date, the project has been used with great success in disciplines such as Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages, Anthropology, Film and Media Studies, and others at institutions including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Barnard College, and Washington University.

Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other 6 May 2014
Andrew W. Mellon Project Manager for Digital Initiatives

The UCLA Hammer Museum is seeking to hire a Project Manager for Digital Initiatives to oversee a new online platform that will make our collections, exhibitions, and programs more dynamic and accessible to both scholarly and general audiences. Funded by a 3-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Project Manager for Digital Initiatives will be responsible for direct management of all aspects of the project, from initial research and infrastructure development to content creation and dissemination. Instructions for submitting applications are posted on our website.

Art History Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 14 Jan 2014
Boston Marathon Archive

Omeka developers sought for The Boston Bombing Archive: Our Marathon, a project under development at The NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University. This archive will be:

American history, Public history, Writing, global politics, American Studies Data entry, Programming 18 Nov 2013
HuNI: Humanities Networked Infrastructure

The HuNI Project is integrating 28 of Australia’s most important cultural datasets into a ‘virtual laboratory’. These datasets comprise more than 2 million authoritative records relating to the people, objects and events that make up the country’s rich heritage.

The HuNI Virtual Laboratory will facilitate specialist research and help to break down barriers between disciplines and uncover new insights into Australia’s cultural landscape.

Humanities, Creative Arts Beta testing, Peer review 9 Oct 2013
Placeable: Place-based mobile learning experiences

The Placeable project supports the development of a mobile, place-based learning platform that is modular and customizable for small to medium cultural organizations. Our pilot project site at The Wassaic Project, a multi-disciplinary cultural center located in rural Dutchess County, New York, provides arts and humanities learning fostered through local school and community participation.

Digital Humanities, Education, M-Learning, Museum Studies Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 25 Aug 2013
Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures

1. Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures and
2. Digital Mitford Project
Primary contact: Elisa Beshero-Bondar

English, anthropology, History, Digital Humanities Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 21 May 2013
Documenting Culture

This course was taught in 2012-13 in collaboration with the Fowler Museum of Cultural History and the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA.

The first half of the 2-quarter course involved UCLA students in field research with LA-based artists and creative communities, to create digital documentary works using Vimeo, Zeega, and other tools, for public exhibition via the website In the second quarter, students continued fieldwork, creating a short documentary film based on their subject

From the syllabus:

Sociocultural Anthropology, anthropology, Social Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Ethnography, urban studies Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Proofreading 26 Apr 2013

The internet site Bibnum ( has been opened in 2008 by CERIMES, French organism depending of both Ministry for National Education and Ministry for Research. It is a digital library, with a choice of founding scientific texts (articles, chapters of books) of the 19th and 20th centuries: these texts are commented by current scientists who underline their importance, explain the purpose of the author, and bring the text into the light of today's science. The talk will address the genesis of the project, the private-public partnership it develops and its goals.

history of science, history of technics N/A 22 Apr 2013

Web de données, logique modale, création numérique. Le Web de données, ou Web sémantique, en « libérant les données », est-il de nature à faciliter la création numérique ?
Linked data, modal logic, digital creation. Web of data, or Semantic web, opening data, is it supposed to make digital art creation easier?

esthetics, computing, logic, Philosophy Data entry, Design, Other, Programming 12 Apr 2013

OpenDAHT is an initiative aimed at the development, maintenance and provision of digital tools and resources for use within various fields of arts and humanities scholarship. All software supported by OpenDAHT is released as freeware, and in some cases, under open source licensing.

Digital Arts & Humanities Peer review, Programming 25 Mar 2013
The Medici Archive Project

The objective of the Medici Archive Project (MAP) is the digitization of one of the most exhaustive and complete courtly archives of early modern Europe: the Medici Granducal Archival Collection (Mediceo del Principato) ― comprising over four-million letters distributed in 6,429 volumes and occupying a mile of shelf space.

Digital Humanities, Archives, History Programming 18 Mar 2013
ReMetCa: a tool to create a digital repertory on Medieval Spanish poetry

The aim of this Project is to create a digital metrical repertory on Medieval Castilian poetry (ReMetCa). It will gather poetic testimonies from the very beginnings of Spanish lyrics at the end of 12th century, until the rich and varied poetic manifestations from the Cancioneros of the 15th and 16th centuries, ending with the Cancionero General de Hernando del Castillo (1511).

Spanish literature, literature, Middle Ages, Metrics Data entry, General digital humanities consulting 28 Feb 2013

Our goal is to create a digital edition of a few rare modernist books by Aubrey Beardsley and Alastair that were found outside the dropbox at San Jose State University's library.

Digital Humanities, Modernist Studies, Digital Editions Programming 27 Feb 2013
Martha Berry Digital Archive and Crowd-Ed

The Martha Berry Digital Archive (MBDA) project is publishing the writings of early 20th-century educator and philanthropist Martha Berry. To achieve project goals, MBDA has developed and is currently testing a participatory metadata editing tool which enables Dublin Core metadata editing in the Omeka platform.

Digital Editions, Archives, American history and culture Beta testing, Design, Peer review 28 Jan 2013
Digital Thoreau

The core of Digital Thoreau will be a TEI-encoded text of Walden enriched by scholarly annotations, links, images, and social tools that enable users to create conversations around the text.

The annotations from Walden: An Annotated Edition, edited by Thoreau biographer Walter Harding, together with digital assets from the the Thoreau Society’s Harding Collection (curated by the Thoreau Institute Library at The Walden Woods Project) provide a base layer of context on which future layers will be built.

English Language and Literature, American Literature, American Studies Data entry, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review 17 Jan 2013
Adapting Modernism (tentative)

I'd like to start a digital project--part collaborative forum, part archive, part teaching tool--regarding adaptations and remediations of literary works. I'm not seeing this as a blog or compendium per se, but more as a diverse, interactive resource for teachers and students involved in courses featuring literary texts and adaptations of them (e.g, film, graphic novel, mashup, visual, etc.). Ideally, such a DH resource would aid us as scholars and as teachers, as well as aiding students in different kinds of courses.

Modernism, intermediality, Interdisciplinary humanities, Adaptation, Film Studies Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 7 Jan 2013
Juxta Commons

Juxta Commons is free, online space that lets you compare different versions of the same textual work, visualize the changes and share collations with your peers.

book history, literature, History Beta testing 4 Dec 2012
Thomas Gray Archive

The Thomas Gray Archive is a fully browseable, searchable and annotated digital archive of the life and works of Thomas Gray (1716-1771), one of the most versatile 18th-century poets. The Archive aims to make Gray's work accessible to scholars, teachers, students, and the general reader. It provides access to high quality primary sources and secondary materials and constitutes a networked effort of institutions and individuals engaged in making Gray's works available digitally, thus partaking in and benefiting from collaborative scholarship online.

Eighteenth-Century British Literature, poetry, Digital Research, Eighteenth-century studies Peer review 13 Nov 2012
Collaborative classroom theme sighting tool, to be named

I am interested in collaborators to help brainstorm and draft a grant proposal for project funding--or, just for building! My basic idea is as follows: a mobile reading application that will allow users to note the appearance of selected textual patterns. I am not thinking of a robust annotation tool, as there are projects devoted to just that.

General literature Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 5 Nov 2012
The Letters of Hannah More

What will the project do?
The proposed project has two main aims:
1: to provide a scholarly, annotated, and complete edition of Hannah More’s surviving correspondence of some 1600 letters.
2: to provide that edition in a freely accessible, and sustainable, digital format.

Eighteenth-century studies, literary studies, cultural history, dh Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 2 Nov 2012
Writing of Indigenous New England

Online anthology covering writing by indigenous people from New England, all periods. Available to potential collaborators including tribal historians and authors, local historical societies, libraries, and college instructors/students who a) have access to indigenous writing; and b) wish to upload and curate that material in a regionally-based site.

literature, Native American Studies Data entry, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review 23 Sep 2012

Databib is a collaborative, annotated bibliography of primary research data repositories developed with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Databib is a tool for helping people identify and locate online repositories of research data. Users and bibliographers create and curate records that describe data repositories that users can search.

Data entry, General digital humanities consulting 14 Sep 2012
Mapping The Green Book

This project, simply stated, is to map the best known of a handful of travel guides published specifically for African Americans from the 1930s through the 1960s including "Travelguide (Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation)" and "The Negro Motorist Green Book." During the period between the onset of Jim Crow and the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, "the Green Book" and other guides were trusted sources for lodging, restaurants, fuel stations and other amenities that were friendly and open to African American travelers.

architectural history, landscape history, cultural landscapes, african american studies, historic preservation Data entry 27 Aug 2012
Public Domain Harlem Shadows

I am trying to put together an electronic edition of Claude McKay's 1922 collection of poems. There are already a number of different sources for page images (Google Books, the Internet Archive); I'd like to use these to build a solid, well-edited, and lightly marked up TEI edition of the collection, from which we could generate a number of output formats (HTML, ePub, PDF). In addition to the text of McKay's poems itself, the goal would be a sort of "Norton Critical Edition" with a well edited text and histories of the poems with appropriate annotations.

literary studies, African American literature, 20th-century literature Other, Programming, Proofreading 4 Jul 2012
Find and catalogue lost early electronic literature works

Electronic literature is a new field of works that incorporate digital elements as an integral part of the literature. The field of electronic literature now has 20 years of exciting works available. However, these works of literature are quietly being lost as new browsers and programs come along and the authors who host them no longer do so. We need to inventory these works to discover which works work, which ones need work, and which ones need to be found.

literature, Computers, Computer History, Archiving, Creative Writing, English Data entry, Other 2 Jul 2012
Year of Ulysses

The Modernist Versions Project’s Year of Ulysses (YoU) initiative will introduce James Joyce’s masterpiece to its widest audience ever, provoke people to read it, support them as they do so, and bring this novel of the everyday back into everyday life.

Modernism, literature, Irish literature Beta testing, Proofreading 21 Jun 2012
Modernist Versions Project

The Modernist Versions Project (MVP) aims to advance the potential for comparative interpretations of modernist texts that exist in multiple forms by digitizing, collating, versioning, and visualizing them individually and in combination. Its primary mission is to enable new critical insights that are difficult without digital or computational approaches.

literature, Modernism, dh Beta testing, Data entry, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Proofreading 21 Jun 2012
Online Manuscript Transcription

Implementing and supporting local installation of FromThePage, an open source online manuscript transcription software, to enable faculty member and her team to transcribe, annotate, and index over 3,000 pages of 19th century diaries.

History, English N/A 20 Jun 2012
The Salman Rushdie Archive Project

The Salman Rushdie Archive Project is a resource for Rushdie scholars and a platform for scholarship in Rushdie Studies. Salman Rushdie remains a culturally relevant author whose work and celebrity status consistently shape larger conversations about South Asian studies, geopolitics, and popular culture. While there are many blogs and websites devoted to opinions and information on Rushdie, there is no single web source for all the online data available on the author and his work.

Popular Culture, Postcolonial Studies, South Asian Literature, British literature, Digital Humanities Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 22 May 2012
Cinema and New Media Studies Minor

The goal of Hamilton's Cinema and New Media Studies Program is to blend study in film history and theory while providing students opportunities to pursue their own artistic visions through the uses of new technology.

English, Comparative Liteature, Art History, Fine Art, Pedagogy, Creative Writing, Film Studies Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming 10 May 2012
Classical Timeline

ClassicalTimeline is an online educational resource that seeks to introduce its visitors to the key people, events and ideas of Classical antiquity. By providing an interactive timeline that features both text and video resources, users of the website have a unique opportunity to gain an easy purview over the span and narrative of Classical history, while also being able to select more detailed information on areas that are of particular interest to them.

Classical Studies, Ancient History, Theology Data entry, Other, Peer review, Proofreading 9 May 2012

VisualEyes is web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations.VisualEyes enables scholars to present selected primary source materials and research findings while encouraging active inquiry and hands-on learning among general and targeted audiences.

History, Visualization N/A 18 Mar 2012
Digital Environmental Humanities: An Integrative Collaboratory

This project is an experiment in crowd-sourced brainstorming and project development. Constructive feedback and input are encouraged! Thank you.

The Premise:

How can the intersection of technology, humanities, and ecological thinking can yield new models of learning, research, and creative endeavor to model a dynamic knowledge ecosystem?

The Questions:

Environmental Humanities, Ecology, Experiential Education General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review 12 Mar 2012
Edmonton Pipelines Project

Edmonton Pipelines is a collection of digital maps and literary provocations by four collaborators: Daniel Laforest, Heather Zwicker, Maureen Engel and Russell Cobb.

Digital Humanities, Digital Urbanism N/A 7 Mar 2012
Early Monasticism and Classical Paideia

In collaboration with prof. Chiara Faraggiana of the Dipartimento di Storie e Metodi per la Conservazione dei Beni Culturali of the University of Bologna and the Patristische Kommission der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, the research program is developing a database for the traditions of the Apophthehmata Patrum and related texts from the early monastic tradition.

Church History, patristics Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Proofreading 6 Mar 2012
Mapping Art Activism

I'm currently mapping sites of art activism (mostly feminist oriented) in '70s and '80s Los Angeles. I'm looking for people who are interested in collaborating in any location and any social movement

History, Art History Data entry 2 Mar 2012
Forget Me Not Hypertextual Archive

A frames-based, static HTML scholarly edition of British literary annuals 1823-1847. The project, originally conceived as a chapter of a dissertation in 2000, contains high-resolution images of these books' table of contents, engravings, title pages, and boards. The project also lists prominent contributors from the Romantic and Victorian periods as well as tables of engravers, painters, editors, and publishers.

English, literature, Women's Poetry, 19th-century literature, British Romanticism Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 24 Feb 2012
DH Curation Guide

The DH Curation Guide is a compilation of articles and annotated resources that address aspects of data curation in the digital humanities. The goal of the DH Curation Guide is to direct readers to trusted resources with enough context from expert editors and the other members of the research community to indicate to how these resources might help them with their own data curation challenges.

Digital Humanities, Data Curation Other 23 Feb 2012
Time, Routes, and Places of Nineteenth-Century Travelers: A Dynamic Interactive Map of Spain as an International Destination

"Time, Routes, and Places of Nineteenth-Century Travelers" is dedicated to compiling, querying, visualizing, and interpreting the narratives by men and women who traveled to Spain from over ten countries of Europe and the Americas over the course of the “long” nineteenth century (1789-1914). We are mapping the itineraries of these travelers and developing a conceptual map of Spain as nineteenth-century travel destination, as visitors from different countries saw it.

European History, Travel Literature;, Digital Humanities, Spain, Spanish culture and civilization, Spanish history, museum history ; Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review 15 Feb 2012
Chicana por mi Raza: Mapping Chicana Feminist Praxis (1960-1990)

Chicana por Mi Raza is a digital humanities project that involves the collection, digitization, and display of archival materials and oral histories related to the development of Chicana Feminist thought and praxis over the long civil rights era.

American Studies, Women's Studies, Latina/o Studies N/A 7 Feb 2012
The Colonial Despatches of BC and Vancouver Island

This digital archive contains the original correspondence between the British Colonial Office and the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. This project aims to digitize and publish online a complete archive of the correspondence covering the period from 1846 leading to the founding of Vancouver Island in 1849, the founding of British Columbia in 1858, the annexation of Vancouver Island by British Columbia in 1866, and up to the incorporation of B.C. into the Canadian Federation in 1871.

Colonial history, Canadian history, BC history, First Nations history Other, Peer review, Proofreading 26 Jan 2012
The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters

The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters project is an initiative of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University in collaboration with several partners. We aim to collect, preserve, and make accessible as much of the digital record of the disasters as possible, to enable scholarly research and analysis of the events and their effect.

East Asian Studies, History, anthropology, Sociology, crisis archiving Data entry, Programming 25 Jan 2012
Giacomo Leopardi's Zibaldone: a hypertext research platform

Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) is one of Italy’s most acclaimed poets and intellectuals, whose interpretation of the crisis of modernity gained him recognition already among his 19th century contemporaries Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, but it was not until the publication of his intellectual diary, the Zibaldone, at the turn of the 20th century that Leopardi’s thought began to reveal its depths and to gather due critical attention.

Italian Studies, Romanticism, Enlightenment, fragment Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming 24 Jan 2012
Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College

The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College is a collaboratory – digital parlance for a research and teaching collaboration – where new media and computing technologies are used to promote humanities-based teaching, research, and scholarship across the liberal arts. See our projects list at

DHi challenges the ways in which teachers and students interact, use, and create digital collections (archival holdings) through the design and implementation of new digital tools.

Digital Humanities Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 20 Jan 2012