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PROJECT: Unsettling Colonial Mapping: Sonic-Spatial Representations of amiskwaciw√Ęskahikan

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 …read more

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 …read more

Digital Project: The March, University of Oregon

The March (themarch.uoregon.edu) is a digital exhibition contextualizing James Blue’s documentary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with archival materials and oral histories. It “presents one version of James Blue’s film with other primary resources relating to its creation and reception. Over a period of about five months, at least 16 …read more

PROJECT: Commons In A Box OpenLab

The Commons in a Box (CBOX) group at the Graduate Center, CUNY and the OpenLab at New York City College of Technology, CUNY have released CBOX OpenLab: CBOX OpenLab provides a powerful and flexible open alternative to costly proprietary educational platforms, allowing individual faculty members, departments, and entire institutions to easily set up an online …read more

PROJECT: Torn Apart / Separados Volume 2

Manan Ahmed (Columbia University, xpMethod), Maira E. Álvarez (University of Houston), Sylvia A. Fernández (University of Houston), Alex Gil (Columbia University, xpMethod), Rachel Hendery (Western Sydney University), Moacir P. de Sá Pereira (xpMethod), and Roopika Risam (Salem State University) have released Volume 2 of Torn Apart / Separados, building on the work in Volume 1, …read more

PROJECT: Mapping Consumers in the Black South African Press

Katie Carline (Michigan State University) has just launched a mapping project that visualizes “all the people whose names and addresses appear in testimonial advertisements and prize competitions in two black South African newspapers, Bantu World and Umlindi we Nyanga, between 1932 and 1937.” In a post on the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative blog, Carline explains …read more

PROJECT: Arabic Scientific Manuscripts of the British Library

In a new post on its digital scholarship blog, The British Library has announced a collaborative transcription project that will help “to create a freely available ground truth datataset for anyone wishing to advance the state-of-the-art in optical character recognition (OCR) technology for handwriting.” This project is a proof of concept exploring whether the creation …read more

PROJECT: Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade

Matrix: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences at Michigan State University has just announced Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade, a “constellation of software and services built to address the challenges of connecting archives, databases, and collections that record the histories of slavery and enslaved peoples.” Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon …read more

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