DH Projects @ UT

Below is a working list of DH projects at UT, compiled in order to promote collaboration and inclusivity.  Please send fill out this form if you are interested in having your project added to this list.
American Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Classics
English
French and Italian
General & Miscellaneous
History
Humanities
Information Studies
Portuguese and Spanish
Rhetoric and Writing
Russian, East European, and Slavic Studies
Texas Advanced Computing Center


American Studies:

Randy Lewis, Department of American Studies, The End of Austin https://endofaustin.com/

  • To engage the community around UT in a conversation about life and identity in Austin, Texas. The goal is to bring together different kinds of voices – academic, artistic, activist – to start a conversation about life in the fastest growing city in the US.


Anthropology:

Denné Reed, Department of Anthropology, Paleocore http://paleocore.org/ (external grant funding)

  • To integrate and exchange data between independent projects in the field of paleoanthropology, forming data standards and developing repositories of information.

Joel Sherzer, Department of Anthropology, The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America http://www.ailla.utexas.org/site/welcome.html

  • To provide a free digital archive of data (audio and written) related to the indigenous languages of Latin America.

John Kappelman, Department of Anthropology, eAnthro http://www.eanthro.org/

  • To serve as a series of digital laboratories of anthropological research.

Brian Roberts, Department of Anthropology, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/tarl/index.php

  • “To collect, preserve, and curate archeological specimens and records, train students, conduct archeological research, and disseminate information about Texas’ archeological legacy.”

Craig Campbell, Department of Anthropology, Agitating Images http://metafactory.ca/agitimage/


Architecture:

Danielle Briscoe, School of Architecture, Living Wall, funded by UT Green Fee Award

  • Research, design, installation + data collection of a living wall prototype for central Texas


Classics:

Adam Rabinowitz, Department of Classics, PeriodO http://perio.do/, NEH and IMLS funding

  • To serve as a “gazetteer of scholarly definitions of historical, art-historical, and archaeological periods.”

Adam Rabinowitz, Department of Classics, GeoDia http://geodia.laits.utexas.edu/

  • To illustrate a spatial timeline of ancient Mediterranean history and material culture

Deborah Beck, Department of Classics, A Companion Website & Database for Speech Presentation in Homeric Epic http://www.laits.utexas.edu/DeborahBeck/home

  • To provide a database of all speeches presented in Homeric epics for future inquiry into enduring Classics questions.

Pramit Chaudhuri, Department of Classics, Quantitative Criticism Lab (QCL) qcrit.org, ACLS and NEH start-up funding

  • Founded in 2014 by a team of humanists, biologists, and computer scientists, the Quantitative Criticism Lab explores new approaches to the study of literature and culture. Taking inspiration from a wide range of quantitative disciplines – machine learning, natural language processing, bioinformatics, and systems biology – we seek to integrate literary criticism, philology, and big data. We have a particular interest in the literature of ancient Greece and Rome and the profound influence of the Classics on later traditions.


English:

Janine Barchas, Department of English, What Jane Saw http://www.whatjanesaw.org/

  • To digitally visualize art and historical museum exhibitions that Jane Austen may have visited at the turn of the 19th century.

Matt Cohen, Department of English, The Walt Whitman Archive’s In Whitman’s Hands http://www.whitmanarchive.org/manuscripts/marginalia/

  • To archive annotations and marginalia from Whitman’s library.

Matt Cohen, Department of English, Walt Whitman’s Poetry Reprints http://viewshare.org/views/mxcohe/walt-whitmans-poetry-reprints/

  • To visualize the bibliographies of reprints of Whitman’s poetry.

Geraldine Heng, Department of English, Global Middle Ages http://globalmiddleages.org/, NEH and Mellon/CLIR funding

  • To cultivate a holistic view of the world from c. 500 to 1500 CE in order to “deliver the stories of lives, objects, and actions in dynamic relationship and change across deep time.”

Sam Baker, Department of English, eComma https://ecomma.coerll.utexas.edu/

  • To provide a platform for simultaneous annotations of the same text and for the sharing of annotations.

Christopher Taylor, Department of English, “The Peregrinations of Prester John” http://scalar.usc.edu/works/prester-john/index

  • The goal of the project is to allow readers to experience this  “medieval” legend’s unfolding, piece-by-piece, as it swept up half of the world, from 1150 to 1700. It is structured in such a way as to allow the user to get “lost in the archive” of Prester John material, across the centuries during which legendary material accrued and alongside the geographies the myth touched and helped shape.

 


French and Italian:

Carl Blyth, Department of French and Italian, Center for Open Education Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), https://www.coerll.utexas.edu/coerll/

  • “To improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages by producing resources (materials and best practices) that can be profitably employed in a variety of settings.”

Barbara Bullock and Jacqueline Toribio, Department of French and Italian and Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Bilingual Annotation Task Force (BATs) https://github.com/Bilingual-Annotation-Task-Force

  • To develop machine-learning tools for annotation and natural language processing.

Guy Raffa, Department of French and Italian, Danteworlds http://danteworlds.laits.utexas.edu/

  • To enhance and supplement the study of Dante’s Inferno via a multimedia learning experience.

Marc Bizer, Department of French and Italian, Reading Between the Lines http://www.laits.utexas.edu/rbtl/

  • To aid in the close and contextual reading of French Renaissance poetry.

General & Miscellaneous:
Joan Neuberger, Department of History, Thinking in Public https://thinkinginpublic.org/

  • This website is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in public scholarship or in the specific public scholarship projects that UT faculty and students are carrying out.

Julia Mickenberg, Kate Catterall, and Rich Reddick, Departments of American Studies, Art & Art History, and School of Education, Future of Higher Education Scalar Book, http://higheredfutures.ctl.utexas.edu/future-of-higher-education/overview

  • Designed by students to facilitate conversation and bolster debate around issues currently facing higher education, the site highlights a variety of themes relevant to the history and future of higher education–explored through reading, discussions, guest speakers, and investigations of real and imagined spaces of higher education. It also showcase the development of team projects designed to address issues confronting higher education today and in the future.

History:

Joan Neuberger, Department of History, Not Even Past https://notevenpast.org/

  • To make high quality history research and writing available to the public, to present the importance of history to the future, as “the past is never dead, it’s not even past.”


Humanities:
Elon Lang, Humanities, Hoccleve Archive http://hocclevearchive.org

  • “The Hoccleve Archive is a collection of resources meant to advance the study of the fifteenth-century London-based poet, Thomas Hoccleve, and his works. The Hoccleve Archive engages students and teachers on two campuses, The University of Texas at Austin and Georgia State University, in the preservation of existing archival materials and in the creation of innovative new tools for teaching and textual study.”


Information:

Tanya Clement, School of Information, High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship (HiPSTAS) http://hipstas.org, NEH funding

  • “To develop a virtual research environment in which users can better access and analyze spoken word collections of interest to humanists”


Portuguese and Spanish:

Jacqueline Toribio, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Spanish in Texas Project (SpinTX) http://spanishintexas.org/

  • “To profile Spanish as it is spoken throughout Texas today and to provide open learning tools that allow students, teachers, and the general public to explore Spanish language variation.”

Sergio Romero, LLILAS Benson, Reading the First Books https://sites.utexas.edu/firstbooks/ , NEH funded

  • Develop and implement tools for the automatic transcription of multilingual early modern printed books, especially those in the Primeros Libros collection of sixteenth-century American imprints.

Barbara Bullock and Jacqueline Toribio, Department of French and Italian and Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Bilingual Annotation Task Force (BATs) https://github.com/Bilingual-Annotation-Task-Force

  • To develop machine-learning tools for annotation and natural language processing.

Rhetoric and Writing:

Casey Boyle, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, The Quintilian Project http://caseyboyle.net/project/the-quintilian-project/

  • This project aims to create an online resource/digital edition for engaging Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria, a 12-volume curricula for rhetorical training.


Russian, East European, and Slavic Studies:

Ian Goodale, University of Texas Libraries, The Prague Spring Archive http://scalar.usc.edu/works/prague-spring-archive/index

  • To make important primary documents on the Prague Spring openly accessible to a wide and inclusive audience, utilizing digital humanities tools and collaborative approaches to leveraging local expertise. The project creates context for important, unique primary source materials and shares them in an open access environment for use by local, national and international scholarly communities.

Meghan Forbes, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, The European Avant-Garde in Print http://scalar.usc.edu/works/avant-garde-in-print/index

  • To introduce how the Czech, German, Polish, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian avant-garde magazines contributed to international discussions about what a new Europe should be, through their innovative use of photography, international typographic conventions, and translation.

Mary Neuburger, Department of History, CREEES “Fusion Room”

  • The creation of a Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) “Fusion Room” will change the way students and faculty think about research and teaching by providing a space with user-friendly tools and technical support for faculty and students to explore data, build and test models, and share results across disciplines.

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC):

Maria Esteva, Alan Bovik, TACC and Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE), Large-scale video quality assessment for digital curation, XSEDE ECSS funding

  • Evaluation and implementation of video quality assessment algorithms for preservation and access of large scale museum and archival video collections. Develop a computational framework for video quality assessment using open, national high performance computing resources.

Maria Esteva, Weijia Xu, Deborah Beck, TACC and Classics Department, A New Approach to Establishing a Classical ‘Text’: Towards a Portable Solution for Data on Speeches in Homeric Epic, funding from Classics Department and STAR GRA support

  • Development of a digital preservation strategy for the Homeric Speeches web-based database. The strategy enables documentation and portability of the functional web application to different web hosting environments and to virtual machines, as a as well as preservation of the data and the web code.