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Art History English History

Digital Transgender Archive

The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than sixty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, public libraries, and private collections. By digitally localizing a wide range of trans-related materials, the DTA expands access to trans history for academics and independent researchers alike in order to foster education and dialog concerning trans history.

The DTA uses the term transgender to refer to a broad and inclusive range of non-normative gender practices. We treat transgender as a practice rather than an identity category in order to bring together a trans-historical and trans-cultural collection of materials related to trans-ing gender. We collect materials from anywhere in the world with a focus on materials created before the year 2000.

https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/col

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Art History English History

Nineteenth Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts

Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts is an interdisciplinary collection of primary texts and images about physical and cognitive disability in the long nineteenth century. Each piece has been selected and annotated by scholars in the field, with the aim of helping university level instructors and students incorporate a disability studies perspective into their classes and scholarship through access to contextualized primary sources.

https://www.nineteenthcenturydisability.org/

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Architecture Art History

Gothic Past: Visual Archive of Gothic Architecture and Sculpture in Ireland

Gothic Past is an open-access resource for the study of Ireland’s medieval buildings.The site showcases images from three significant collections of image archives housed in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College. They include the Stalley Collection and the Rae Collection of medieval Irish architecture and sculpture: photographic images that were created and collected from the 1930s to the present day. A third archive contains the O’Donovan collection of Irish Gothic moulding profiles. These image collections have been a key primary resource for investigations carried out as part of Reconstructions of the Gothic Past, a thematic research project carried out in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College from 2008 -2011. The project research and the website have been made possible through the provision of an IRCHSS research grant.

http://www.gothicpast.com/

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Art History

Operation Night Watch: Research and Conservation of Rembrant’s Nightwatch

The largest research and conservation project ever for ‘The Night Watch’ has started. This is happening live in the museum and you can be part of it.

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/nightwatch

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Art History History

Linen Hall Library Digitized Collections

The Divided Society project digitised a significant section of the Linen Hall’s Northern Ireland Political Collection, concentrating on periodicals and posters from the 1990s. The decade that saw Nelson Mandela freed and elected President of South Africa, the break out of the first Gulf War, Harry Potter exploding onto bookshelves, and the appearance of the Euro was also the fourth decade of the ‘troubles’. A historically significant period of momentous change, the resource covers peace talks, the Downing Street Agreement, ceasefires, all party talks, and negotiations which led to the Good Friday Agreement, and subsequent referendum. The full text of hundreds of journals published by government, political parties, community groups, pressure groups, charities, and paramilitary organisations, comprising thousands of individual issues are digitised and searchable, along with posters illustrating the key themes of the period. Freely available in the UK and Ireland (and by subscription to the rest of the world), the resource includes audio and video galleries, essays by leading academics, and educational toolkits.

Digitised Collections

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Architecture Art History English History

The Source: The MLA Style Center: Writing Resources from The Modern Language Association

Guide to The MLA Style Center’s latest resources on writing, research, and documentation.

The MLA Style Center is the only authorized Web site on MLA style. A companion to the MLA Handbook, the site provides students and educators with a host of free resources for teaching and learning the MLA’s approach to research, writing, and documentation. It offers a quick guide to citing any source according to the MLA format template, a practice template, a Q&A feature with hundreds of citation examples, a blog of writing tips, guidelines for formatting a paper and avoiding plagiarism, sample papers, lesson plans, worksheets, and other classroom resources submitted by users. Additional teaching resources are in development.

The MLA Style Center

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Architecture Art History English History Information Studies

Projects at Price Lab

As the centerpiece of the School of Arts and Sciences strategic initiative Humanities in the Digital Age, the Price Lab supports innovative uses of technology in the study of history, art, and culture. We work in close partnership with the Penn Libraries and Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology to help train faculty and students in the latest digital tools and methods, encourage development of new computing-intensive humanities courses, and promote collaborative faculty-student experiments and research projects.

Established in 2015 with a $7 million gift from Michael and Vikki Price, the Lab is located alongside the Wolf Humanities Center on the 6th floor of Williams Hall. The Price Lab serves as a central node of communication and exchange across Penn’s many departments, centers, and schools with expertise and interest in the digital humanities. We are rapidly expanding our capacity through the hiring of new faculty and technical staff and, with the support of a four-year, $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are launching an array of fellowship programs.

https://pricelab.sas.upenn.edu/projects

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Art History Computer Science History Information Studies

Medici Archives Project – Building interactive archives

During the past four years, MAP’s trajectory has radically changed. Rather than serving as a provider of primary sources to restricted academic audiences, MAP set out to become a research institution with the mission of actively generating scholarly discourse and embracing disparate dimensions of scholarly experience. At the center of this operation has been MAP’s online platform, BIA, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fully online since 2013, BIA provides access to an unparalleled range of digitized early modern material. As of 2015, this material comprises over 24,000 transcribed documentary records, 18,000 biographical entries, 87,000 geographical and topographical tags, and over 300,000 digitized images from 292 volumes of the Mediceo del Principato. Aside from providing a faster and more user-friendly interface for document entry, BIA has enabled scholars from all over the world, not only to view digitized images of archival documents, but also to enter transcriptions, provide scholarly feedback, and exchange comments in designated forums, all within BIA’s academic community of over 2400 international scholars, students, and enthusiasts who daily engage with one another, with the ever-increasing number of uploaded digitized documents, and with the staff and fellows of the Medici Archive Project.

https://www.medici.org/mediceo-del-principato/

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Art History English History

U Penn Digital Library Collections

Digital collections and projects feature unique, primary-source materials for teaching, research, and discovery drawn from the Penn Libraries’ signature collections or from our collaborations with the Penn community and with cultural heritage institutions. It provides access to important rare books, manuscripts, photographs and multimedia sources represented by images, texts, audio files, bibliographic databases, catalogs, and archival finding aids for the study of a wide array of subjects ranging from Philadelphia neighborhoods and the life of Marian Anderson to medieval manuscripts and Shakespeare’s plays. In addition, this site gathers together Penn Libraries’ pre-1923 materials publicly available through the Internet Archive as well as Penn-produced scholarship accessible in the ScholarlyCommons.

https://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/digital-projects

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Art History English History Information Studies

The Warburg Institute School of Advanced Study University of London

One of the Warburg’s distinctive features has always been its engagement with what are often considered the superstitious, irrational and emotional elements of cultural phenomena. This has enabled some of its most significant contributions to the understanding of both the dynamics and forms of cultural transmission. The Warburg Library, famous for its powerful and suggestive system of classification, has unique strengths in all these areas, but particularly in the fields of Byzantine, Medieval and Renaissance art, the history of humanism and the classical tradition, Italian history, Arabic, Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, and the histories of religion, science and magic.

https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/warburg-virtual-community/online-resources

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