The Digital Studio for the Public Humanities -- DSPH -- encourages and supports public digital humanities research, scholarship and learning. In collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research, DSPH presents the following 2013-2014 grant awardees:
Shakeosphere: Mapping the Early Modern Social Network
"Shakeosphere: Mapping the Early Modern Social Network" will create a digital resource for teaching and research. In graphic form, this resource will document the "communications network" of Shakespeare's England, including books, manuscripts, and the people who wrote, printed, and published them. Users will be able to add biographical information, upload images, or add new nodes when they discover a resource that has not been documented. Researchers and students will be able to use network analysis to achieve a new understanding of Shakespeare's world and the texts that facilitated it.
Art and Life in Africa/UIMA Mapping Project
The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA), working in partnership with Prof. Christopher D. Roy of the School of Art and Art History, proposes to develop a website to host Prof. Roy's landmark Art and Life in Africa (ALA) project and integrate it with our online UIMA Mapping Project. In doing so, we will facilitate the research, teaching, and learning objectives of the faculty and students across the university, serve communities around the State of Iowa, and provide worldwide access to the Museum's collections and related African educational resources.
Project Director, On Purpose
Project Co-Director, On Purpose
We propose a collaborative project in support of our research and writing of a digital text outlining first principles for digital assignments in the disciplines of English, rhetoric, and composition. Titled "On Purpose" the project will demystify the value and application of digital humanities for teachers who remain curious or confused about the merits of technological innovation in the face of older modes of writing. We will spend the summer researching how and why instructors in higher education have made pragmatic use of the digital humanities in achieving course objectives. Our summer research will be complemented by outreach to collaborators, and will be followed by the production of a freely available e-text by the start of the 2014 fall semester.
Jesse McLean, Assistant Professor, Cinema & Comparative Literature
Headroom Screening Series
William Whittaker, Research Scientist, Office of the State Archeologist
Digitally Preserving Iowa's Endangered Towns