Sampling DNA From a 1,000-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript
NC State English Prof Tim Stinson looks to animal DNA to discover how book production changed over time. Early manuscripts were likely made up of related animals from the same herd. But as book-producing guilds sprang up in cities, parchment arrived from all over.
DNA of Long-Dead Cows Read From Pages of Medieval Books
A year-by-year record of domestic animals spanning more than a millennium has essentially been captured in European libraries through the DNA preserved in parchment. “We are all accustomed to hearing research termed ‘ground-breaking’ – that is not in any way an overstatement here,” says NC State Professor of English Tim Stinson.
Finding King’s Speech: English Professor’s Research Uncovers Historic Recording
An NC State English professor's research is allowing the world to listen to the first time Martin Luther King Jr. uttered the famous words, "I have a dream," during a speech in a high school gym in Rocky Mount in November 1962.
Digital Humanities Team Not ‘Donne’ Yet
NC State's groundbreaking work in digital humanities earned a visit from the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who surprised the university with a record-breaking gift. Congressman David Price was among the enthusiastic group in attendance.
Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest’
No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" speech exists. A team of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it, using immersive tools and the Hunt Library.
Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK’s “Fill Up the Jails”
On February 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his first public endorsement of non-violent direct action as a means to achieve civil and human rights. Fifty years later, NC State University’s Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project has launched a website that includes a digital audio re-creation that puts listeners in the pews to hear the widely influential "Fill Up the Jails" speech.
Virtual MLK Project: Fill Up The Jails
On Sunday, June 8, at 3:00 p.m., noted Martin Luther King actor Marvin Blanks will re-create King’s historic "Fill the Jails" speech at White Rock Baptist Church in Durham. The re-enactment is part of the Virtual Martin Luther King Project, a digital humanities research study by NC State communication professors Matt May and Victoria Gallagher to understand how oral recordings are perceived given alternate viewpoints and settings.
Poet John Donne, Live at the Hunt Library … Almost
John Donne, one of England's most famous poets and priests, delivered his “Gunpowder Day” sermon on November 5, 1622, at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Exactly 391 years later, he delivered it again on November 5, 2013, at the Hunt Library at NC State. Well, virtually speaking.