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Featured Projects 2018

Modes of Composition in Seven Authors

A book project that investigates what, if anything, happens when writers change their method of producing text (handwriting, typing, word processing, dictation).

Early Digital Humanities: German Idealism and the Development of Cybernetics in the mid-20th Century

This project tells the story of this strange encounter between cybernetics and German Idealism for the first time.

Featured Projects 2017

Geo-referencing Daguerreian Studios in New York City

This project — to study the time, place and context of the development of early photographic businesses in America — begins with research into the locations of early photographic studios in New York City.

Digitized Dissent: Mocking Monarchy in Absolutist France

A multi-year project linking literature, politics, and digital humanities to provide a new way to read and study the pamphlets written against French monarch Louis XIV (1643-1715).

The Original Influencers: Sogdians and the Silk Road

A collaborative project aimed to develop a digital exhibition about the Sogdians, a mercantile people from Central Asia (200 CE- 800 CE) who helped form what has come to be known as the Silk Road.

Humanities for STEM: Using Archives to Bridge the Two Cultures Divide

The two-year research collaborative, Humanities for STEM, focuses on how the study of primary sources, archival research, and associated methodologies of the humanities can be used to enhance the understanding of science (including medicine), technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Voices of New York

The goal of the project is to hear the voices of immigrant communities in New York City (NYC), and learn about the people behind them.

Featured Projects 2016

Local Contexts 2.0: Implementing the Traditional Knowledge Labels

This project involves the development of a set of protocols, standards, tools, and resources relating to digital curation and stewardship of Indigenous cultural heritage that assists non-Native collecting institutions and local Native American communities to enhance access and management of knowledge about humanities collections.

Interactive Pedagogy: Social Media Repurposing in Cinema Studies

This is a collaborative class project that analyzes the potential contributions of social networking tools to the documentation of personal moments in film history, and proposes an alternative, networked mode of film historiography.

Art & Politics in the City

Art & Politics in the City is a 3-semester, co-located, co-taught course led by Professor Alejandro Velasco in NY, and Florencia Malbran in Buenos Aires. Each semester, a (new) cohort of students investigates the correlation between street art and politics (electoral, cultural, economic, etc.) by using several pieces of technology to document, map, and analyze the graffiti in specific neighborhoods of NY and BA.

Featured Projects 2015

Identifying 3D Roman Portraits in the Classroom

Since the Renaissance, scholars have used the fact that Roman coins name the Emperor under whose authority they were produced as one aide in identifying otherwise unnamed marble and bronze sculptures. Sebastian Heath of NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is enabling his students to follow that same process.

The English Channel

The English Channel is designed both as a site that showcases the activities of the NYU English department’s students and faculty.

Digital Experiments Group

Digital Experiments is a graduate-faculty working group in the Department of English at New York University. The group pursues a broad understanding of the intersection between digital tools and humanistic inquiry by engaging in collaborative practices of research, writing, and discussion.

Print Disability and New Reading Formats

This project offers the first broad history of electronic reading technologies for blind and print-disabled people, and their co-evolution with mainstream reading practices. Beyond the introduction of new formats such as audiobooks and electronic books, print access efforts in the twentieth century gave rise to numerous technical innovations that transferred to other branches of electroacoustics and computing.

Sculpted Glyphs: Egypt and the Musée Charles X

Institute of Fine Arts PhD candidate Elizabeth Buhe’s ‘Sculpted Glyphs: Egypt and the Musée Charles X’ is a digital humanities article published in the online journal Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide (Spring 2014). The article presents a three-dimensional, high-resolution, and fully-navigable model of the Louvre’s first Egyptian museum, the Musée Charles X, which opened in 1827.

Surfacing

Surfacing, a digital map of undersea cables, enables users to traverse the geographies of global network infrastructure.

The Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium

Founded in 2011, the Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium (VLLC) is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization composed of teachers, scholars, programmers, librarians, students, and enthusiasts devoted to the challenge of creating interactive digital archives of life-writing extending from the coronation of Queen Victoria to the outbreak of World War I.

Manifest; Supply Chain Platform

Manifest is a digital humanities platform and investigative toolkit for visualizing, analyzing, and documenting historic and contemporary supply chains, production lines, and trade networks.

The Margaret Sanger Papers Project

The Margaret Sanger Papers Project, sponsored by NYU’s Division of Libraries, has gathered, identified and published a two-series 101-reel microfilm edition of Margaret Sanger’s papers (ProQuest, 1986-87), and is completing a four-volume book edition, the Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, published by the University of Illinois Press.

New York Scapes

NewYorkScapes is a research community exploring the application of concepts, tools, and resources in the digital humanities to the study of urban space. Through conversation and collaboration among scholars, archivists, artists, and activists, it seeks to facilitate the development of projects related to interpretation, curation, and communication of the documentary record of New York City, and projects engaging with the aesthetics, art, literature, design and other experiences of the city.