Sample Projects

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Here are just a few examples of Digital Humanities work to give a sense of its range. What other projects would you want to show to a beginning DHer?


  • 4Humanities, a site created by the international community of DH scholars and educators to assist in advocating for the humanities. Provides a communication platform, tools, and resources. "The humanities are in trouble today, and digital methods have an important role to play in effectively showing the public why the humanities need to be part of any vision of a future society."

The Archive, Digital Preservation of Analog & Born-Digital Materials

Digital Fabrication/Making Things

Networked Pedagogy

  • Looking for Whitman – an experiment in multi-campus digital pedagogy funded by the NEH's Office of Digital Humanities, LFW used open-source tools to connect classrooms in multiple institutions, creating a dynamic, social, collaborative learning environment; students at New York City College of Technology (CUNY), New York University, University of Mary Washington, and Rutgers University-Camden shared their intellectual experiences of exploring Whitman's work in relationship to specific places in which Whitman lived, with students from Novi-Sad in Serbia adding a global perspective.
  • Not specific to DH but an important enabling movement in Educational Technology are projects such as University of Mary Washington Blogs – an open, flexible, web publishing platform that enables faculty and students to create their own spaces for teaching and learning. CUNY has been an early adopter in this space, with the ePortfolio Gateway and Macaulay Social Network at CUNY's Macaulay Honors College, and Blogs@Baruch at CUNY's Baruch College.

Scholarly Communication & Publishing

Text/Data Mining, Analysis & Visualization


In addition to the major initiatives listed under Networked Pedagogy and Scholarly Communication above:

  • See the great work going on at the CUNY Graduate Center New Media Lab.
  • Jeff Drouin's Ecclesiastical Proust Archive – "an intensive textual and visual experience of the church motif in Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time); a searchable database that pairs all church-related passages in the novel with images depicting the original churches or related scenes, plus blog entries, image galleries, a bibliography, links, a rationale, and a discussion forum." See also his Modernist Magazines & the Digital Humanities class website.
  • Jesse Merandy's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry – an online critical edition of Whitman's poem, with links to criticism, commentary, and multimedia; also tracks the edition's evolution over Whitman's lifetime, and provides an audio walking tour of Brooklyn that traces the poet's footsteps.

CUNY DHers, please add your projects to this list!

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