DH Projects

We are collecting some of our favorite DH projects that we found through searches to help inspire and inform our digital humanities projects.

Ryan Grant

AXE” by Grant Dickle and Doug Reside on MITH

AXE (Ajax XML Encoder) is a program that allows video, audio, and pictures from anywhere on the internet to be tagged.  People then documenting that media can work together simultaneously without interfering with each other’s work.  AXE looks like it gathers all of the information we have access to and organizes it nicely so that it can be easily archived, accessed, and edited by more than one person.

Ulemj Enkhbold

The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus. An interactive poem annotated by Esther Schor.

Certain words are written in different fonts, which are annotated directly underneath the word when you click on the term. This project uses visible motion as opposed to sudden appearances of articles or videos. The style is eye-catching and fun.

Christian Martine

Soundscape Architecture” by Karen Van Lengen. “Presents the authentic sounds of iconic architectural spaces to encourage the appreciation of the aural characteristics of designed places, often suppressed by our predominantly visual culture.”

I like this page for a couple of reasons. First, the interface is very interactive and appealing. You can walk down a virtual road, accessing visual and audible representations of each architectural space. Second, I would likely not ever gain the information that this site presents without it being presented in such a compelling manner.

Hollis Tardy

Civil War Collections” by University Archives & Historical Collections at Michigan State University.

The primary reason I think this site is interesting is because of the way it displays letters from soldiers in the Civil War.  By providing the raw text next to a picture of the letter itself, it not only allows readers to decipher the handwriting, but also to search for words on the page.

Nicole Porter

 Theatre Finder” by Frank Hildy and MITH.

I think this project is interesting because of the dialogue aspect of it.  We talked about how the digital humanities is more of a conversation between people and between users and I think this is a great example of that.  Users can edit the site or upload photos as well as add new entries.  It is a growing collection of theatres from around the world.

Patrick Ozark

Chronicling America” by National Digital Newspaper Program and the Library of Congress. Accessed via Bing.

Historic newspapers are selected to be digitized, creating a searchable Internet database for United States newspaper articles. The historic period from 1836-1922  is that which is generally considered for digitization, enabling prominent articles of the past to be accessed in a modern, technology-centered way.