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  • Group logo of The Holocaust in Ukraine
    active 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    The Holocaust was transformative in world history, affecting nations and peoples across Europe, the legacies of which are still felt today. In 1941, the Nazi and their allies occupied part of the Soviet Union, […]

    Public Project / 2 members
  • Group logo of Digitizing the Herschel Observatory: Cosmology and Eighteenth-Century Big Data
    active 2 months ago

    Between 1783-1802, the siblings Caroline and William Herschel conducted what has been called “one of the greatest observing campaigns in the history of astronomy.” Their too-successful methodological inn […]

    Public Project / 2 members
  • Group logo of Remembering Biafra
    active 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    From 1967 to 1970, the Nigerian civil war riveted the world’s attention, as a secessionist movement in the eastern province of Biafra struggled to create an independent state. More than a million people died in t […]

    Public Project / 2 members
  • Group logo of Between Oceans and Continents: The Registers of Slaves and Liberated Africans from Mozambique, 1850s
    active 3 months, 1 week ago

    In the nineteenth century, Mozambique, in southeast Africa, emerged as an important source of slaves for societies located in places as distant as Cuba and Indonesia. As anti-slave trade forces suppressed the […]

    Public Project / 3 members
  • Group logo of Offshore Onshore: A History of American Capitalism from the Bonded Warehouse to the Subzone
    active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    This project is about a spatial form called the foreign-trade zone (FTZ). The FTZ is a type of warehouse, or a warehouse-with-benefits, as I like to joke. It can take a variety of shapes and sizes, whether a […]

    Public Project / 6 members
  • Group logo of The Meaning of Legal Text in Correctional Officer Excessive Use of Force Cases
    active 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Westlaw Next holds an enormous amount of legal data and is often the starting point for many researchers. However, it mainly functions as a search engine and offers little in the way of being an advanced […]

    Public Project / 1 member
  • Group logo of Moving Beyond “Rags to Riches”
    active 4 months ago

    One of the most enduring paradigms in American culture is that of “rags to riches,” the belief that in the United States, people can more easily rise from poverty to wealth than anywhere else in the world. Imm […]

    Public Project / 5 members
  • Group logo of Mining Papal Letters: Style, Strategy and Authorship in Medieval Rome, 858-882 CE
    active 4 months ago

    This project involves corpus development and text mining of the medieval Latin letters issued by the papal writing office of Rome between 858 and 882 CE. Three popes sat on the papal throne during this […]

    Public Project / 2 members
  • Group logo of Reconstructing the Cane River Slave Cabins
    active 4 months ago

    This past summer 2016, members of PVAMU School of Architecture volunteered time to 3D laser scan and document accurate field measurements of eight (8) Slave Cabins located on the former Magnolia Plantation at the […]

    Public Project / 2 members
  • Group logo of Archivo Hildegart
    active 4 months ago

    Hildegart Rodríguez Carballeira, a prolific writer and political figure on Spain’s liberal intellectual scene in the early 1930s, is known simply as Hildegart. She was murdered, tragically, by her own mother […]

    Public Project / 2 members
  • Group logo of Contemporary Afro-Cubana Feminisms: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Havana
    active 4 months ago

    This is a project to create and analyze a data set from the blog Negra cubana tenía que ser (Black Woman I Had to Be) written by an Afro-Cuban woman named Sandra Alvarez. The project titled, “Contemporary Af […]

    Public Project / 1 member
  • Group logo of Tally: Gamifying Data Tracking
    active 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Context and Description

    The internet has grown into a pervasive and automated system dedicated to capturing and selling the attention of humans to the highest bidder. In this system, everything you post, watch, […]

    Public Project / 2 members
  • Group logo of Digitizing the Black Experience in Waller County, Texas
    active 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Waller County, Texas, has a rich history stretching back to the antebellum period of American history. Tied to this long history are the experiences of African Americans as slaves, freed people and second class […]

    Public Project / 4 members
  • Group logo of The Reservation Story Map Project: Documenting Houston’s Formal Red Light District, 1908-1917
    active 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    In 1908 Houston created a formal red-light district on its western edge along Buffalo Bayou. Although freed slaves had settled on the land since Emancipation, the city claimed the area held “only a few Negro h […]

    Public Project / 2 members
  • Group logo of The Digital Horrea Agrippiana: Advanced Technology for Excavation at the Roman Forum
    active 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    As part of the long-term excavation of the Horrea Agrippiana, a major ancient commercial site at the center of Rome, I seek funds to help train me, two colleagues and two undergraduate students in the application […]

    Public Project / 1 member
  • Group logo of A GIS Approach to Document the Transition from Slave Plantation to University in Prairie View, Texas
    active 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    The current place known as Prairie View A&M University went through a number of transitions. These include slave plantation, the Alta Vista Institute for young ladies, Prairie View Normal and Industrial School and […]

    Public Project / 1 member
  • Group logo of Reading Manuscript Culture Digitally: The Libro de Buen Amor / The Book of Good Love Online
    active 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    The Libro de buen amor (The Book of Good Love) is a fourteenth-century masterpiece that remains virtually unknown outside of Spanish literature. The goals of Reading Manuscript Culture Digitally: The Libro de Buen […]

    Public Project / 1 member
  • Group logo of Houston Asian American Archive
    active 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    The Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) is an oral history project that collects life stories and preserves memorabilia from the Asian American community in Houston, Texas. The project involves a broad range […]

    Public Project / 4 members
  • Group logo of Mapping the Mestizaje
    active 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Traditional narratives of colonial Latin America emphasize the power of Spanish rule over indigenous peoples and enslaved Africans. This overarching power structure cannot be denied, nor can the racial […]

    Public Project / 3 members
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