Videos of 2010 DH Start-Up Grant Lightning Round Presentations

January 13, 2011

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: 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