Projects

Sometimes the best way to get started with DH is to look at what others are doing or have done. The DH world is full of great projects and so is Duke University. Below are selected digital projects at Duke. To see how digital projects in the Humanities happen, check out the projects in the 'Behind the Scenes' section of the page.

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Behind the Scenes: Duke DH Projects

3D Catalhoyuk
2009 - 2013
Combining archaeological fieldwork with three-dimensional technology, 3D Catalhoyuk provides a reconstruction of all phases of the Catalhoyuk, Turkey excavations, along with 3D data recordings of the most important artifacts.
Techniques used: laser scanning, photogrammetry
3D Duke Chapel
2016 - 2016
The 3D Duke Chapel project was designed to intersect with pedagogical, preservational and technological goals at the Wired! Lab.
Techniques used: photogrammetry
Tools used: Agisoft Photoscan
watercolor map of Alcoutim
2017 - present
The aim of this project is to spatially reconstruct an exceptional architectural source from early modern Portugal called the Livro das Fortalezas (Book of Fortresses). This bound volume was created by a Portuguese squire named Duarte de Armas in 1510.
Techniques used: 3D modeling, image-based modeling, 3D reconstruction, mapping
Carceral Studies Network
2016 - present
The Carceral Studies Network hosts resources for those seeking to teach or learn about prisons, policing, and the carceral state.
Techniques used: Qualtrics for crowdsourced syllabus, assignment, and resource collection.
Tools used: Drupal
Carolingian Networks
2014 - present
Carolingian Networks takes a dynamic view of the late 8th and early 9th Century by exploring the relationship among intellectuals (authors, teachers, students) and their written works.
Techniques used: data collection and cleanup (Microsoft Excel), visualization
Tools used: Tableau, Gephi
triptych of Montague James, Theodor Panofka, and Johanna Schopenhauer
1986 - present
The Dictionary of Art Historians is a biographical and methodological database intended as a beginning point to learning the background of major art historians of western art history. A free, copyrighted, scholarly database for the use of researchers, students and the public.
Techniques used: Archiving, bibliography
Tools used:
Digital Athens
2014 - present
Digital Athens is a collaborative multi-disciplinary project that brings together a team of Duke students and international colleagues in Greece to produce a database, open-source wiki, and interactive digital maps of the archaeological remains of ancient Athens. 
Techniques used: geographic information systems
Network Ecologies
2013 - 2017
The Network Ecologies digital Scalar publication is the culmination of a five-year, multi-format, interdisciplinary venture to curate a dynamic scholarly digital publication that combines the viability and esteem of a traditional scholarly print publication with the affordances of the digitally-networked medium.  
Techniques used: Digital publication, annotation, networked data
Tools used: Scalar
Project Vox
2014 - present
Project Vox is a digital archive of resources associated with early modern women philosophers who have been unjustly ignored in the narratives of the field. The archive's purpose is to aid and encourage lessons on these women philosophers being added into Philosophy courses in all levels of education.
Techniques used: user stories (for website development), digitization
Tools used: Wordpress, TimelineJS

More Duke DH Projects

 Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse
Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse
Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse project is a cultural communication initiative which seeks to transfer to park visitors and young students the significance of Fort Ross heritage in relation to North Pacific exploration and Cal
 Regium@Lepidi 2200
Regium@Lepidi 2200
The Regium@Lepidi Project 2200 started in 2013 thanks to a collaboration between Duke University and Lions Club Reggio Emilia Host Città del Tricolore.
A Portrait of Venice
A Portrait of Venice
This innovative exhibition opens at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art in September 2017.
activating history at duke report cover
Activating History for Justice at Duke
Activating History for Justice at Duke is a digital report analyzing current memory sites on Duke's campus, and making recommendations for additional sites to showcase a more inclusive and diverse perspective on Duke's his
Anthroposcene
Anthroposcene
Anthroposcene seeks to develop a visual record so scholars can analyze how a certain group of people are seeing and interpreting climate change and the concept of the
men on truck at the US/Mexico border
Border Odyssey
Border Odyssey is an exploration of the U.S./Mexico border and the challenges it presents for the people of both nations.
Cinema Numerique Ambulant, Social Media, and Identity Politics
Cinema Numerique Ambulant, Social Media, and Identity Politics
This project documents the role of the West African mobile cinema unit, CNA, in the dissemination of more positive and culturally aware depictions of African using social media and web mapping.
Digital Dickens Notes Project
Digital Dickens Notes Project
The DDNP is digitizing and exploring Charles Dickens’s working notes for his novels.
Digital Militarism
Digital Militarism
This project examines how digital tools are being used, changing lives and transforming cultures, as seen through Israeli occupation in the social media age.
Ecosystem Data Visualization
Ecosystem Data Visualization
Devri Adams (Environmental Science), Annie Lott (Statistics), and Camila Vargas Restrepo (Visual Media Studies, Psychology) spent ten weeks creating interactive and exploratory visualizations of ecological data.
Ghett/App
Ghett/App
The Ghett/App mobile application was developed by Paolo Borin, Ludovica Galeazzo and Victoria Szabo of the Visualizing Venice team.
Going Global in Mughal India logo
Going Global in Mughal India
Going Global in Mughal India is a digital album that pays homage to the Mughal muraqqa’  by mimicking some aspects of its form, even while adapting and updating it for a scholarly project of the twenty-first
Manifest Data
Manifest Data
Manifest Data inverts the neo-Marxian stance that the digital universe literally melts all that is solid into air by translating personal web browsing data into a 3D printed sculpture. 
Mapping Literary Visions
Mapping Literary Visions
Mapping Literary Visions enables readers to navigate literary space—the “where” of literary texts–through interactive maps while gaining insight into the cultural context of the texts depicted.
Chapel ceiling
Mapping Stereotomy
Mapping Stereotomy is a database dedicated to stereotomy, the art of cutting stones into particular shapes for the construction of vaulted structures.
Memory Tower
Memory Tower
The Memory Tower is a full-immersion virtual reality environment exploring the neural mechanisms behind the stabilization and reorganization of memory traces during sleep (termed memory consolidation).
NC Jukebox
NC Jukebox
This project is focused on transforming an inaccessible audio archive of historic North Carolina folk music into a vital, publicly accessible digital archive.
One Person, One Vote Pilot Project
One Person, One Vote Pilot Project
One Person, One Vote: The Legacy of SNCC and the Fight for Voting Rights, is the first initiative in a longer-term collaboration of the SNCC Legacy Project, Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, and the Duke Libr
Nicolas Raguenet, Place de Grève, second half of the 18th century
Paris of Waters
Paris of Waters is a research project that focuses on the impact of water on the demographic, social, architectural, and urban development of the city of Paris through time.
Sonic Dictionary
Sonic Dictionary
The Sonic Dictionary is a growing collection of recordings created by students at Duke University and collaborating institutions.

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