Digital Humanities Projects and Demos

What does a Digital Humanities project look like?

Digital humanities projects can fit anywhere on a seemingly expansive and never-ending spectrum. Digital humanities projects can contain textual, geo-spatial, or literary analysis using digital research methodologies. DH projects can rely on digital facsimiles of books, manuscripts, and other print documents, such as correspondence, facsimiles of photographs, and data visualizations like maps and graphs. Digital humanities projects can be as wide as the researcher's imagination.

IUPUI University Library Digital Humanities Projects

Chronicling Hoosier

IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship librarians have used the Library of Congress's Chronicling America API to take another look at the usage of the word hoosier through time and across geographies.  Chronicling Hoosier began as a technology-driven pursuit of the long sought origin story of "hoosier." It's since transformed, in part because of data collected, into a data driven examination of who used the term, in what context, and towards what end.  

Cape Verdean Digita Resource Directory

The Cabo Verde Digital Resource Directory provides researchers and community members with a variety of digital resources with which to study Cape Verdean history, culture and society. CV:DH contributes to the growing field of black digital humanities in its focus on an African diasporic population whose significant contributions to historical and contemporary societies are largely unknown. The directory serves as a searchable discovery tool of global Cape Verdean heritage.

Mapping the Oratory of Frederick Douglass

This project is a multidisciplinary study of Douglass’s speaking tours throughout his long  career as an abolitionist, human rights advocate, and politician.  Our primary aim was data collection for which our research team sampled years from six decades, the 1840s to the 1890s. This was the time period in which civil rights leader Frederick Douglass toured the United States. The purpose of this study is to develop a spatial representation of the itinerary of Douglass’s speaking engagements. 

Updated Dec 07, 2018 by Digital Humanities Librarian