Category Archives: Digital Project Reviews

Claude McKay’s Early Poetry & Something-for-Everyone Strategies for Work in the Digital Humanities

A central challenge of Digital Humanities projects inviting readers outside of the field including the general public is walking the fine line between the needs of varied audiences.  More broadly, this is a challenge situated on a fault line between … Continue reading

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“The car situation has gotten out of hand”: Bottom up, Inside out Histories and the SNCC Digital Gateway

  The SNCC Digital Gateway (snccdigital.org) documents how SNCC’s young organizers worked alongside indigenous Black activists in the Deep South to further the generations-long struggle for Black freedom and power. It adopts a long arc view of the Black freedom … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities or Public Humanities? A Review of The Vinegar Hill Project

“I never meta Digital Humanities project I did not like.” Attributed to Will Rogers? In the meta-spirit of digital humanities I begin with this question: Where does the ostensible subject of a digital humanities project end and digital humanities itself … Continue reading

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Princeton & Slavery Digital Project Review

  Introduction and Overview The “Princeton and Slavery” digital project[1] grew out of a freshman seminar on slavery that explored students’ questions, including whether the university had benefitted from labor of enslaved people, the history of slavery on the Princeton … Continue reading

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The NYPL Community Oral History Project

  The New York Public Library’s Community Oral History Project is project guided by The New York Public Library’s profound effort to “document, celebrate, and make accessible” the history and culture that has shaped and developed New York City. The … Continue reading

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Pox and the City: Edinburgh

  Pox and the City: Edinburgh is the digital brainchild of Lisa Rosner, a professor of history, at Richard Stockton College. The game creates an interactive space to learn about the nuanced relationship between disease, patient, and treatment. Funded by the … Continue reading

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The Battle of Chancellorsville

The Battle of Chancellorsville, http://hotchkiss.neatline.org/neatline-exhibits/show/battle-of-chancellorsville/fullscreen Created by David McClure. Reviewed Feb. 2017 The Battle of Chancellorsville is an interactive map that chronicles the Battle of Chancellorsville through a confederate map originally created by the cartographer Jedidiah Hotchkiss. The Battle of … Continue reading

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