Projects Informing the DPHE Interest Group

City of Memory

A project combining geolocation, narrative, multimedia focusing on historical preservation, place and stories of New York City.

 Curarium

Harvard MetaLab had a webcast the other day on A collaborative platform under development at Harvard's MetaLab for for crowd-sourcing of digital collections.  See Curarium's explanatory webcast

 

Digital Himalaya

 

Disaster STS Network

Runs on the Platform for Experimental and Collaborative Ethnography (PECE), a Plone-based platform that supports multi-sited, cross-scale historical and ethnographic research.

 

Disssertation Reviews 

 

[AFS] Ethnographic Thesaurus

A controlled vocab. for ethnographic work developed by the AFS and LoC and now available via the Open Folklore portal. Refinement ongoing. Original funding from Mellon.

Mukurtu

National Folklore Archives Initiative

An NEH funded effort to develop a digital "union catalog" of ethnographic materials, especially those held in small folklore repositories.

Nunaliit Atlas Framework (http://nunaliit.org)

 

Open Folklore

OF is a portal and project aimed at promoting and facilitating open access scholarly communication in folklore studies and neighboring ethnographic disciplines. On 10/11/13, the Open Folklore project team released a new version of the OF portal site built on the latest version of Drupal and, for the first time, including harvested data alongside published and grey literature content. (Jason Jackson, 11/13/13)

Pleiades

A community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. Built on the Plone platform.  Supports linked data best practices.

Perseids

A collaborative online environment being developed by the Perseus Digital Library to enable scholars and students to edit, translate, annotate and create digital publications of and about ancient texts. See also slides.

 

Social Observatory Coordinating Network

An NSF supported effort to build digital infrastructure for social science work in the United States on a regional rural, urban, multisited model. Discussed for anthropology by in this blog post.

 

The Asthma Files

Runs on the Platform for Experimental and Collaborative Ethnography (PECE), a Plone-based platform that supports multi-sited, cross-scale historical and ethnographic research. 

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