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Digital Humanities

Sample Digital Humanities Projects

American Panorama is "an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps... American Panorama is an ongoing project. In the coming months we'll be adding maps on urban renewal in postwar America, on presidential voting—with more to come after that." (University of Richmond, VA)

American Prison Writers Project. This initiative evolved from a book project completed in 2014 with the publication of Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America, the largest collection to date of non-fiction writing by currently incarcerated Americans writing about their experience inside. The submission deadline for Fourth City passed in August 2012, yet submissions never ceased. The imperative to build the APWA grew from the clear evidence that, once invited, incarcerated people would not give up the chance to tell their stories. The APWA currently hosts over 2,100 essays, enough work to fill over thirty volumes the size of Fourth City (a 338-page, 7”x10” text). [Hamilton College. APWA is in the process of moving to Johns Hopkins University.]

Are We Good Neighbors? Mapping Discrimination Against Mexican Americans in 1940s Texas by Lorena Gauthereau. The ‘Are We Good Neighbors?’ mapping project stems from the Alonso S. Perales Collection at the University of Houston.

Digital Transgender Archive (DTA). Its purpose "is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Boston, Massachusetts at Northeastern University, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than sixty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, public libraries, and private collections. By digitally localizing a wide range of trans-related materials, the DTA expands access to trans history for academics and independent researchers alike in order to foster education and dialog concerning trans history." (Northeastern University)

Torn Apart / Separados, "is part of our Mobilized Humanities interventions. MH brings together digital tools to equip broad social awareness and help in global critical situations. We mobilize humanities faculties, libraries, and students with relevant language, archival, technical, and social expertise to nimbly produce curated and applied knowledge. MH sits away from state and non-governmental organizations and is scholarly activism in a global context."

Volume 1,"A rapidly deployed critical data & visualization intervention in the USA’s 2018 'Zero Tolerance Policy' for asylum seekers at the US Ports of Entry and the humanitarian crisis that has followed." &

Volume 2, "...a deep and radically new look at the territory and infrastructure of ICE’s financial regime in the USA. This data & visualization intervention peels back layers of culpability behind the humanitarian crisis of 2018."

A Visual History of Chicano/a/x Literature. "This page has been designed to provide users with a quick index to the history of Chicano/a/x literature. Unlike traditional bibliographies, this page relies on images of book covers in order to familiarize users with creative books by Chicano/a/x authors."