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Project Description Academic field Collaboration type Updatedsort descending
The Paper (Michigan State University)

An online archive of The Paper, an underground newspaper published by Michigan State University students in the 1960s.

One of the five founding publications of the Underground Press Syndicate, The Paper brought together National Merit Scholars, Students for a Democratic Society, artists, active-duty soldiers and the University Christian Movement in what historians have called “the first campus-based underground newspaper in American history.”

History, American Studies, Journalism N/A 17 Aug 2011
Villanelle Anthology

This is a hobby project I've just started to create a database of villanelles. For my dissertation, I collected a list of over 300 villanelles, and I have full text for many of them. I also have a lot of secondary materials, entries from poetry handbooks and the like.

English Beta testing, Data entry 17 Aug 2011

NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first. Our activities are driven by three primary goals:

Nineteenth-century literature Other 24 Aug 2011

A sister-organization for NINES, 18thConnect gathers together a community of scholars that shapes the world of digital resources. Our main concerns are:

British literature, American Literature, Eighteenth-century studies Other 25 Aug 2011
BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History

To date, there is no open-access central resource for the study of 19th-century history and culture. Each such anthology is proprietary, often with password-protected web sites that accompany the hard-copy books. What is required is a website that provides this information in a free, expansive, searchable, reliable, peer-reviewed, easy-to-use format. I am creating a central resource for high school and university teachers seeking a comprehensive overview of the period 1789-1910.

Nineteenth-century literature, History, Art History Beta testing, Data entry, Design, Programming, Proofreading 29 Aug 2011
CUNY Academic Commons

The CUNY Academic Commons is an online, academic social network for faculty, staff, and graduate students of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Designed to foster conversation, collaboration, and connections among the 23 individual colleges that make up the university system, the site, founded in 2009, has quickly grown as a hub for the CUNY community, serving in the process to strengthen a growing group of digital scholars, teachers, and open-source projects at the university.

N/A 22 Oct 2011
Defoe's Review

An online version of one of the earliest English periodicals.

English, History, Journalism General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review 10 Nov 2011
The Pulp Magazines Project

The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary and artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

English, periodical studies, Popular Culture, 20th-Century Print Cultures Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 13 Nov 2011
The Pulp Magazines Project

The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary and artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

English, periodical studies, Popular Culture, 20th-Century Print Cultures Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 13 Nov 2011
'Peterloo' and Percy Shelley's 'The Mask of Anarchy'

This project explores the intersections of the social, literary, and graphic history of the 1819 massacre in St. Peter’s Field in Manchester, England, when cavalry under orders from local magistrates charged into a peaceful crowd of reform-seeking protesters. They killed fifteen and injured hundreds of men, women, and children. It later came to light that many of the cavalry were intoxicated. Outrage at the government filled popular media.

literature, History N/A 14 Nov 2011
Athena Ruby

Athena Ruby is a font for scholarly editions of Byzantine inscriptions, particularly those where transcribing the visual typology of the letters and symbols is critical, such as in seals and coins.

The glyph set covers the major ideal types of letterforms, ligatures, punctuation, and symbols found in inscriptions from the Byzantine cultural ambit, fourth through the fifteenth century. It currently supports the Latin and Greek alphabets.

Byzantine studies, epigraphy, numismatics, sigillography Beta testing, Other, Programming, Proofreading 14 Nov 2011
SceneDEX - American Music Scenes Index

This is a project that has not been started yet. It is a personal and academic interest of mine, and I'd like to gather a group of collaborators to get it started. There are plenty of archives that already exist that hold these sorts of objects and materials - I'd like to create a webspace to cull these collections and provide a way for materials to be submitted, organized and archived.

American Studies, American history, Popular Culture Data entry, Design, Peer review, Programming 17 Nov 2011
Cold War International History Project

CWIHP has a Digital Archive of non-US documents from the Cold War era, focusing on copies of archival documents from the former Communist bloc. Most are translated and focus on military and diplomatic history.

Cold War history, Archives, diplomatic history, military history N/A 17 Nov 2011
Bulgarian dialectology as a living tradition

This project features transcriptions, translations, and a linguistic analysis of conversations with people from rural Bulgaria collected in the field during the 1990's and 2000's. Excerpts from the conversations are transcribed, along with full linguistic glosses. Users can also listen to and download mp3's of the source data. Salient dialectal traits are highlighted, and texts are also tagged for salient cultural traits. All word forms from the conversations have been aggregated into a glossary, and maps showing the distribution of linguistic and cultural traits are available.

Linguistics, Slavic linguistics, Dialectology, Bulgarian Proofreading 26 Dec 2011 scholarly wiki

This wiki aims to reduce the amount of time scholars spend on reference by providing both summaries of articles and overviews of the scholarly discussions on topics relevant to the field of Slavic linguistics. Initially populated by grad students preparing for exams or conducting their own research, the goal is for the wiki to grow into a resource relevant for all scholars.

Linguistics, Slavic linguistics Data entry 26 Dec 2011
Bulgarian dialect atlas (XML)

This project takes the 1970's "Български диалектен атлас" and marks up the data to produce a website that shows the connection between various tokens and lexemes, and visualizes the data geographically.

Linguistics, Dialectology, Slavic linguistics, Bulgarian N/A 26 Dec 2011

DHShare is a scholarly and pedagogical resource for sharing, organizing, and finding link sources pertinent to computers and writing and the digital humanities, and for discussing how these sources can be used in educational settings. At this stage of the site's development, the sources currently included are more specifically related to intellectual property and copyright, including resources on the history of copyright, remix culture, read-write culture, plagiarism, fair use, torrent communities, piracy, authorship/ownership, and copyright across cultures.

computers and writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Digital Humanities Beta testing, Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Programming 4 Jan 2012
The Eighteenth-Century Common

I convene a faculty seminar in eighteenth-century studies that has been awarded a seed grant for 2012 from the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute to pursue external grants and develop The Eighteenth-Century Common, a web project that will provide a medium for eighteenth-century scholars to communicate with an eager public non-academic readership.

Eighteenth-century studies General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review 4 Jan 2012
Poetess Archive

The Poetess Archive constitutes a resource for studying the literary history of popular British and American poetry. Much of it composed during what can be called the “bull market” of poetry's popularity(1), late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century popular poetry was often written in what came to be designated an "effeminate" style, whether written by men or women. Writings in the poetess tradition were disseminated in myriad collections: miscellanies, beauties, literary annuals, gift books. They achieved a place of prominence in virtually every middle-class household.

American and British 18th- and 19th-century Literature Other 4 Jan 2012
American Studier--Online resource for American Studies

American Studier is an online resource and nexus for all students and scholars of American culture, history, literature, and more. It's still very much in development, and any and all collaborators and ideas (for content, for additional pages and focal points, for your own American Studies work and resources) will be very welcome.

American Studies, American history, Western American literature Beta testing, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review 5 Jan 2012
The DigiBahn Project

The Digital Bahnhof (DigiBahn) Project is an interdisciplinary software development initiative seeking to program a 3D digital game-based learning environment for the teaching of the German language, vocabulary, and culture to beginning university and advanced high school students.

German language and culture, second language acquisition, video game studies Beta testing, Design, Peer review, Programming 5 Jan 2012
Macromedia / Adobe Director PAD (Preservation, Access, Dissemination)

I am a professor and researcher on electronic literature, and I'm interested in developing a critical edition of a work of electronic literature titled Arteroids ( This is an important work of electronic literature, written by Canadian poet and multimedia artist Jim Andrews initially with Macromedia Director 8 and later with upgraded versions up until reaching Adobe Director MX 2004 (version 10.1).

English Language and Literature, Digital Curation, Digital Humanities Design, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Programming 6 Jan 2012
The Comics Grid

The Comics Grid is a collaborative, peer-edited online academic journal dedicated to comics scholarship. Its purpose is to make original contributions to the field of comics scholarship and to advance the appreciation of comic art within academia and the general cultural mediascape. Our ISSN is 2048-0792.

comics studies, comics scholarship, Popular Culture, cultural studies, Digital Humanities Data entry, Peer review, Proofreading 9 Jan 2012
History Engine

The History Engine ( is a pedagogically oriented project that captures and organizes “episodes”—concise narratives about often local events (e.g. the burning of abolitionist literature in Charleston in 1836 or the reaction of Chinese immigrants in New Orleans in 1911 to an imperial decree instructing them to cut off their queues)—about the past written by undergraduate students. Instructors at any university are welcome and encouraged to use the site in their courses.

American history and culture Other 9 Jan 2012
The Intermedial Zoom

The project focuses on the technique of zoom and its approaches across different media, from a comparative perspective. We are interested to compare the particularities of zooming in cartography, photography, film and textual materials, trying to identify patterns of expressivity on the level of meaning, aesthetic and cognitive reflection, and their possible uses in creating new digital paradigms.

computer software, intermediality, literary studies, Pedagogy Beta testing, General digital humanities consulting, Other, Peer review 10 Jan 2012
The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Project

The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Project is an ongoing digital research project that explores different theoretical arenas within postcolonial studies. “Postcolonial Studies” encapsulates a series of theories and methodologies that have impacted disciplines as diverse as history, literature, anthropology, sociology and political economics. Its roots stem from an intellectual imperative to radically reinterpret the histories, cultures and representation of formerly colonized peoples, a call pioneered in the 1980s by critics such as Edward Said, V.Y.

Postcolonial Studies, African Literature, Middle Eastern Literature, Southeast Asian Literature, Comics, Graphic Novels, Feminism, Digital Humanities, Pedagogy, Global Feminism Data entry, Design, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 10 Jan 2012
Lynchings in Georgia (1875-1930)

Faculty: Roberto Franzosi, Sociology Department
DiSC project managers: Miriam Posner, Roger Whitson
Librarian team member: Erica Bruchko
Development team leader: Scott Turnbull
DiSC staff: Franky Abbott

Sociology, literary studies, Southern Studies, African-American History Beta testing, Proofreading 11 Jan 2012
Mapping Modernism / Modernist Letters Project

This project, currently under development, is developing social and spatial maps of modernist correspondence, with a specific initial focus on the Bloomsbury Group and global modernism. Supported by the Scholars' Lab R&D Group at the University of Virginia, as well as collaborators in Library Science and twentieth-century literary studies, the project employs Omeka's collaborative data collection features alongside the exciting new visualization tool Neatline, due to be released soon.

English literature, Digital Humanities, Modernist Studies Beta testing, Data entry, General digital humanities consulting, Peer review, Programming, Proofreading 17 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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