Willard McCarty joins NC State DH community
Willard McCarty has been named Adjunct Professor in the Digital Humanities at NC State. McCarty is Professor of Humanities Computing at King’s College, London. He is editor of the journal […]
Digital Exhibit Maps Life, Work of Charleston’s Septima P. Clark
A new digital history exhibit maps the life and work of Septima P. Clark, an American educator, civil rights activist and community organizer.
Data Curation and Visualization Workshop
Come learn how to curate and visualize data sets with Prospect! This workshop will introduce researchers to the web-based software developed at UNC's Digital Innovation Lab.
Victorian STEAM: Exploring How the Arts Relate to STEM Fields
The importance of the arts to STEM fields will be a main theme of a Victorian Institute Conference coming to NC State Oct. 14-15. Victorian STEAM (the “A” stands for “arts”) is designed to celebrate and promote interdisciplinary study, underline the importance of the humanities and propose how Victorian studies can help innovate work in present times. It’s the first time NC State has hosted the conference.
Experiencing King Uses Technology, Art to Showcase Magnitude of MLK
Hundreds of people came to NC State over the weekend to experience Martin Luther King Jr. from a new perspective. Check out photos from Experiencing King at NC State, and see what attendees had to say on social media.
Experiencing King Weekend Features Unique Performances, Exhibits
Incorporating stage drama, documentary film, audio archives, contemporary art and immersive technologies, Experiencing King at NC State celebrates the civil rights vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as it played out in North Carolina — the subject of innovative digital humanities research by NC State professors Dr. Jason Miller and Dr. Victoria J. Gallagher.
Mapping the Life, Work of Lebanese-American Business Owners
NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies recently launched the first phase of Mapping the Mahjar, a digital humanities project that recounts the history of Lebanese immigrants around the world. Through an interactive visual display, the first phase tells the story of business owners who were part of the initial wave of the Lebanese diaspora in the United States.
Twitter: A More Timely Way to Measure Neighborhood Trends?
Researchers have historically measured gentrification through the U.S. Census and other official tallies. However because the Census operates on a 10-year cycle, some changes may not be apparent in the data until long after they have occurred. NC State doctoral student Desiree Dighton thinks social media may provide a more timely observation of gentrification. On Twitter, for instance, she said the conversation is constant and ongoing.
Finding King’s Speech
An NC State English professor's research is allowing the world to hear the first time Martin Luther King Jr. uttered the famous words, "I have a dream."
Rescuing a Script from Extinction
After trending toward extinction for decades, Vietnam’s ancient script, Chữ Nôm, now has a healthier outlook. With a few strokes on the keyboard, anyone with a computer can write in Nôm. The character 字, for instance, represents the Nôm word for “word.” NC State English professor John Balaban has helped lead many of the developments that kickstarted Nôm’s recovery, turning an endangered calligraphic way of writing into a preserved tradition.