PROJECT: Japan Disasters Digital Archive Project

The Japan Disasters Digital Archive (JDA) is an advanced search engine for materials “from all over the web, individuals’ testimonials, tweets, prominently including content from international partners who are building digital repositories about the disasters” of 2011. In addition to facilitating searching through the archive’s materials, users can also use the site to create their own curated ...

PROJECT: Machine Learning Jim Crow

On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance, a digital project from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, uses collections as data and machine learning approaches to discover Jim Crow and racially-based legislation signed into law in North Carolina between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement. The project is in honor ...

PROJECT: Volta River Commodities

As part of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative, Ryan Carty, a third-year PhD student in the History Department at Michigan State University, created the Volta River Commodities, a digital history project that focuses on trade statistics maintained by colonial officials stationed along the Volta River. Carty used commodity data obtained in the National Archives in ...

PROJECT: Fighting Fascist Spain: The Exhibit

Montse Feu, an associate professor at Sam Houston State University, introduces Fighting Fascist Spain: The Exhibit, a project that visualizes the story of the Sociedades Hispanas Confederadas (SHC), a group of US Hispanic cultural and mutual aid societies devoted to the antifascist cause. This group was known for its activism and publication of, particularly through ...

PROJECT: Innovator Brian Foo Incorporates “Citizen DJs” into Design Process

Brian Foo, Library of Congress’s Innovator in Residence, authored a guest post on LOC’s The Signal blog on the Citizen DJ project. Foo describes the “central goal” of Citizen DJ is “to invite the public to create new music using audio and video material from the Library of Congress. Materials were handpicked for this project ...

PROJECT: Digital El Diario

Digital El Diario, “a digital humanities project centered on archival justice and historical recovery of the Chicanx student movement at the University of Colorado Boulder,” focuses on El Diario de la Gente, “an independent newspaper primarily published for and by Chicanx students at the University of Colorado Boulder between 1972 and 1983.” The creators of the project ...

PROJECT: Open Access Pilot for Latin American Monographs

The Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP) is collaborating with the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), JSTOR, and Latin American bookseller García Cambeiro on a pilot project that will work to introduce a “sustainable Open Access model for monographs to be developed and supported by the library community.” The first phase of the ...

PROJECT: Food Mapping in Digital Historical Research

Dani Willcutt, a second-year Ph.D. student in the History Department at Michigan State University and CHI (Cultural Heritage Informatics) Fellow for the 2019-2020 year, is working on a project to combine food mapping and digitizing culinary resources. This specific project will “bring Malinda Russell’s A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for ...

PROJECT: DH Unplugged

Carleton University’s DIGH5000 graduate class has released DH Unplugged, a collaborative deck-building and storytelling game addressing current issues through critical Digital Humanities. The game, which is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, aims to provide an introduction to the digital humanities by encouraging players to come up with creative combinations of DH ...

PROJECT: Unsettling Colonial Mapping: Sonic-Spatial Representations of amiskwaciwâskahikan

Kateryna Barnes and Kendra Cowley (University of Alberta) have developed “Unsettling Colonial Mapping: Sonic-Spatial Representations of amiskwaciwâskahikan,” a digital project exploring sonic landscapes of the University of Alberta. You can listen on Soundcloud here. This map is a sonic exploration and representation of the North Campus of the University of Alberta. Campus has a long history ...

PROJECT: Freedom on the Move

Freedom on the Move is a database of fugitive slave advertisements that are being compiled by an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional team. The database includes thousands of “runaway ads” from newspapers, which tell thousands of stories through the details provided by the enslavers; “the ads ultimately preserved the details of individual lives–their personality, appearance, and life ...