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Videos of 2010 DH Start-Up Grant Lightning Round Presentations

January 13, 2011 | By Brett Bobley

On September 28, 2010, the NEH hosted the fourth annual Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Project Directors Meeting.  At the meeting, we highlighted the amazing 46 Start-Up projects funded during the last year.  Each project director did a short, lightning-round presentation about their project.  I'm happy to say that we have just posted videos of all the lightning round presentations on the new NEH YouTube channel. It was a really fun meeting and I'm glad we have these videos to share with the entire community.

We broke down the videos into four 20-minute segments:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.  In addition, below we have created shortcuts that will take you directly to any of the presentations. Thanks to all the great project directors for their talks!

American University - The Map of Jazz Musicians

Bank Street College of Education -- Civil Rights Movement Remix

Boston University - Evolutionary Subject Tagging in the Humanities

Brown University -- A Journal-Driven Bibliography of the Digital Humanities

Center for Civic Education - Project Citizen Casebase: Strengthening Youth Voices in an Open-Source Democracy

City of Philadelphia - Historic Overlays on Smart Phones

Columbia University -- Leveraging "The Wisdom of the Crowds" for Efficient Tagging and Retrieval of Documents from the Historic Newspaper Archive

Dartmouth College & Brandeis University - Mapping the History of Knowledge: Text-Based Tools & Algorithms for Tracking the Development of Concepts

Early Manuscripts Electronic Library -- The Nyangwe Diary of David Livingstone: Restoring the Text

George Mason University - Scholar Press

Illinois State University -- Building a Better Back-End: Editor, Author, & Reader Tools for Scholarly Multimedia

Indiana University - Optical Music Recognition on the International Music Score Library Project

John Woodman Higgins Armory Museum -- Virtual Joust: A Technological Interpretation of Medieval Jousting and its Culture

Kent State - The GeoHistorian Project

Lewis and Clark College -- Intellectual Property and International Collaboration in the Digital Humanities: The Moroccan Jewish Community Archives

Lower Eastside Girls Club - The Lower Eastside Girls Club Girl/Hood Project

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Gesture, Rhetoric, and Digital Storytelling

Montana Preservation Alliance -- The Touchstone Project: Saving and Sharing Montana's Community Heritage

Pennsylvania State University - Learning as Playing: An Animated, Interactive Archive of 17th - 19th Century Narrative Media For and By Children

PublicVR -- Egyptian Ceremony in the Virtual Temple: Avatars for Virtual Heritage

St. Louis University -- The T-PEN Tool: Sustainability and Quality Control in Encoding Handwritten Texts

Sweet Briar College -- African-American Families Database: Community Formation in Albemarle County, Virginia, 1850- 1880

University of Arizona -- Poetry Audio/Video Library Phase 2

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Prosopography Services: Building Research Communities and Restoring Ancient Communities through Digital Tools 

University of California, Berkeley - The Early California Cultural Atlas

University of California, Los Angeles -- Software Interface for Real-time Exploration of Three-Dimensional Computer Models of Historic Urban Environments

University of California, San Diego -- Drama in the Delta

University of Chicago -- Dictionnaire Vivant de la Langue Francaise (DVLF): Expanding the French Dictionary

University of Chicago - Cinemetrics, a Digital Laboratory for Film Studies

University of Georgia -- AI for Architectural Discourse

University of Georgia - Telecollaborative Webcasting: Strengthening acquisition of humanities content knowledge through foreign language education

University of Maryland, College Park -- MITH API Workshop

University of Maryland, College Park - Professionalization in Digital Humanities Centers

University of Nebraska -- Sustaining Digital History

University of North Texas -- Mapping Historical Texts: Combining Text-mining & Geo-visualization to Unlock the Research Potential of Historical Newspapers

University of Oregon, Eugene - Oregon Petrarch Open Book

University of Richmond -- Landscapes of the American Past: Visualizing Emancipation

University of South Carolina - BRAILLESC.ORG

University of Virginia -- Supercomputing for Digitized 3D Models of Cultural Heritage

University of Virginia -- ARTeFACT Movement Thesaurus

University of Virginia - New Digital Tools for Restoring Polychromy to 3D Digital Models of Sculpture

University of Washington - Collecting Online Music Project

Washington State University - Mukurtu: an Indigenous archive and publishing tool