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.
Scholar, Preacher, and Activist Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman preaching at Duke Chapel on Feb (12th) 2017
#MyVoiceMyBody: Minoritized Bodies in the Pulpit at Duke Chapel
Ordination of women continues to remain a controversial issue in numerous Christian denominations.
A Portrait of Venice
A Portrait of Venice
This innovative exhibition opens at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art in September 2017.
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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
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech on the National Mall in 1963
America's Sacred Spaces
The United States possesses singular places where citizens and others can visit to absorb elements of the nation’s depth of pain, triumph, awe, reverence, disappointments and dreams.
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
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Appalachian Stories: Young Voices from Madison County, North Carolina
During Summer 2018, PAGE (Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education) girls created multimedia installations that honored the "past, present, and future" of two historic schools in Madison County, North Carolina - the An
Artificial Intelligence 2018 San Francisco by O’Reilly Conferences
Artificial Intelligence Bias in an Age of a Technical Elite
The recent expanded use of machine learning techniques in real-world applications has been driven by data availability and processing power.
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 Durham
Digital Durham
For many years scholars have recognized that late nineteenth-century Durham, North Carolina makes an ideal case study for examining emancipation, industrialization, immigration, and urbanization in the context of the New S
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.
Digital Public Buildings in North Carolina
This project focuses on the public architecture of North Carolina, from the early Republic to today.
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.
The Ghett/App mobile application was developed by Paolo Borin, Ludovica Galeazzo and Victoria Szabo of the Visualizing Venice team.
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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 German Construction
Mapping German Construction
Few eras in art history are as famous for their buildings than Weimar Germany (1918-33) and none is more notorious than the Nazi period (1933-45). Yet how are they related in terms of architects and architecture?