Past Projects

  • A Digital Version of Prokosch’s Comparative Germanic Grammar
    A Digital Version of Prokosch’s Comparative Germanic Grammar
    1939 saw the first publication of Eduard Prokosch’s A Comparative Germanic Grammar. Since then, the book has been used as...
    Principal Investigator(s): Nick de Carlo, Germanic
  • Yoruba Architectural Reconstruction
    Yoruba Architectural Reconstruction
    The arts of the Yoruba of Nigeria are amongst the best known and most studied in the field of...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Steven Nelson, Art History
  • Mapping Indigenous L.A.
    Mapping Indigenous L.A.
    Too many Angelinos believe that the indigenous peoples and history of Southern California have been erased by centuries of...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Maylei Blackwell, Chicano/a Studies; Prof. Mishuana Goeman, Gender Studies and Native American Studies; and...
  • Tweet Reader
    Tweet Reader
    Dr. Dave Shepard, CDH’s Lead Academic Developer, and Jun Wan, a former CDH Instructional Programmer, are using data mining to...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Dave Shepard, CDH
  • Virtual Cartographies: Mapping Historical Memory from the Spanish Civil War and Postwar Period
    Virtual Cartographies: Mapping Historical Memory from the Spanish Civil War and Postwar Period
    Virtual Cartographies is a digital companion to Wendy Kurtz’s dissertation: Mass Graves and Remembering through Ritual: Historical Memory in...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Wendy Kurtz, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Genocide, Testimony, and the Digital Archive
    Genocide, Testimony, and the Digital Archive
    In this new class, “Genocide, Testimony, and the Digital Archive” (German 110/Digital Humanities 150), students will investigate the ways...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Todd Presner, Germanic
  • Big Data and Big Novels: Text Mining the Prose of the Russian Revolution
    Big Data and Big Novels: Text Mining the Prose of the Russian Revolution
    This course on the literature of the Russian Revolution balances the customary close reading and discussion of texts with...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Sean Griffin, Slavic
  • LA in the Sixties
    LA in the Sixties
    LA in the Sixties aims to map how the geographical layout, built environment, and spatial segregation of Los Angeles...
    Principal Investigator(s): Rosaleen Rhee, Musicology
  • Engaging Punk
    Engaging Punk
    Engaging Punk: Music, History, Sub/culture is a multimodal project that offers both specialists and non-specialists insight into punk listening...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Jessica Schwartz, Musicology
  • Diversifying the Classics
    Diversifying the Classics
    Diversifying the Classics is a project to bring the Comedias of the Hispanic Golden Age to modern audiences. As...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Barbara Fuchs, Spanish & Portuguese/English/Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies
  • Burton Holmes Digital Archive
    Burton Holmes Digital Archive
    The Burton Holmes Collection website is an archive of slides from UCLA’s Burton Holmes slide collection. Born in Chicago...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Steven Nelson, Art History
  • Mickey Katz Digital Library
    Mickey Katz Digital Library
    The Mickey Katz Digital Library is an exhibition of digital artifacts from the life of Mickey Katz, a Jewish...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Mark Kligman, Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Metadata for African Art
    Metadata for African Art
    With the Honors section of Art History 28, “Intro to African Art,” Steven is exploring the combination of Artstor’s...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Steven Nelson, Art History
  • Sicalipsis
    Sicalipsis
    Sicalipsis is a virtual museum or Wunderkammer that houses erotica and popular culture produced and/or consumed in early twentieth-century Spain. It is a...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Maite Zubiaurre, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Augustan Rome
    Augustan Rome
    The first Roman Emperor, Augustus, allegedly claimed to have transformed Rome from brick to marble.  Explorations of this statement have...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Diane Favro, Architecture
  • World’s Columbian Exposition
    World’s Columbian Exposition
    The Columbian Exposition model builds on the Urban Simulation Team’s experience with contemporary urban environments and cultural heritage sites. The...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Lisa M. Snyder, IDRE
  • VSIM
    VSIM
    VSiM facilitates the real-time exploration of highly detailed, three-dimensionalcomputer models in both formal and informal educational settings. This NEH-fundedsoftware...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Scott Friedman, Dr. Lisa M. Snyder, Dr. Elaine Sullivan, Eduardo Poyart, Franklin Fang, and...
  • Event Pulse
    Event Pulse
    “Event Pulse” is a digital humanities research project that brings together socialmedia data and broadcast news data in order...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Todd Presner, Digital Humanities; Prof. Francis Steen, Communication Studies; Dr. David Shepard, CDH; Yoh...
  • Seeing Sunset
    Seeing Sunset
    Learning Los Angeles is a joint project of the Los Angeles: The Cluster class and the UCLA Library to create...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Jan Reiff, History
  • RomeLab
    RomeLab
    RomeLab is a multi-disciplinary research group whose work uses the physical and virtual city of Rome as a point...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Christopher Johanson, Classics
  • Andean Narratives
    Andean Narratives
    As part of the UCLA Digital Humanities program’s capstone course, students and a faculty member collaborated on a web...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Miriam Posner, Digital Humanities and Information Studies
  • LA Aqueduct Digital Platform
    LA Aqueduct Digital Platform
    In partnership with Lauren Bon and Metabolic Studio, UCLA Library Special Collections developed the Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform...
    Principal Investigator(s): Jillian Cuellar, UCLA Library
  • Digital Karnak
    Digital Karnak
    The Digital Karnak Project aims to make the site of Karnak more accessible to students and instructors in the...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Diane Favro, Architecture
  • Far From Moscow
    Far From Moscow
    A database of new music, poetry, and regional songwriting from more than 3,000 independent artists in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus,...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. David Macfadyen, Musicology
  • Reverse Engineering History: Structural Analysis of the Lighthouse at Alexandria
    Reverse Engineering History: Structural Analysis of the Lighthouse at Alexandria
    More than 2,000 years ago the ancient Pharos Lighthouse towered 129 meters over Alexandria, equivalent to a 35 story...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof Diane Favro, Architecture; Anthony Caldwell, CDH
  • Mapping Danish Population Change and the Railroads, 1860-1920
    Mapping Danish Population Change and the Railroads, 1860-1920
    An ongoing challenge for many historical GIS projects is the aggregation of data from disparate sources. In our project,...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Tim Tangherlini, Scandinavian
  • Urkesh: The Digital Invention of an Ancient Site
    Urkesh: The Digital Invention of an Ancient Site
    The long-term goal of Professor Emeritus Giorgio Buccellati is to update his original archaeological database using current standards, while...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Emer. Giorgio Buccellati, Cotsen Institute of Archeology
  • Multimodal Communication
    Multimodal Communication
    Although first- and second-year students at UCLA are linguistically and culturally diverse given their international profile, they tend to...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Leigh Harris, Writing Programs
  • Mapping Literary L.A.
    Mapping Literary L.A.
    The goal of this project is to contribute to the design and mock-up of a Mapping Literary Los Angeles...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Colleen Jaurretche, Writing Programs; Dr. Kelly Miller, UCLA Library; Doug Worsham, UCLA Library
  • Korean/Korean American Online Folklore Archive
    Korean/Korean American Online Folklore Archive
    The goal of the current project is to develop a more sophisticated search and display interface, that will allow...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Tim Tangherlini, Scandinavian
  • Keys to Voice Studies
    Keys to Voice Studies
    Professor Nina Eidsheim (Musicology) needed a website created to share the results of her UC multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research group...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Nina Eidsheim, Musicology
  • East Asian Studies Macroscope
    East Asian Studies Macroscope
    Professor Jack Chen (Asian Languages and Cultures) wanted to use “distant reading” to interpret the Quan Tang shi, a...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Jack Chen, Asian Languages and Cultures; Tim Tangherlini, Scandinavian
  • Digital Mapping and Visualization of UCLA Service Learning
    Digital Mapping and Visualization of UCLA Service Learning
    Service learning students at UCLA enroll in academic courses while they work in diverse communities throughout Los Angeles county,...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Elizabeth Goodhue, UCLA Center for Community Learning
  • A Statistical Analysis of Canaanite Akkadian Texts
    A Statistical Analysis of Canaanite Akkadian Texts
    The goal of this project is to provide hard data to clarify a debate on the linguistic characteristics of...
    Principal Investigator(s): Alice Mandell, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • UCLA Encylopedia of Egyptology
    UCLA Encylopedia of Egyptology
    Professor Willeke Wendrich (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures), Professor Jacco Dieleman (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures), and their international...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Willeke Wendrich, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Online Encyclopedia of African Music
    Online Encyclopedia of African Music
    With the cooperation of CDH, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, and the UCLA Digital Library, Professor Jesse Ruskin from the...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Jesse Ruskin, Ethnomusicology
  • Paris: Past and Present
    Paris: Past and Present
    Professor Meredith Cohen (Art History) wanted to build a 3D model of medieval Paris to help teach her undergraduates...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Meredith Cohen, Art History
  • Digital Anatolia
    Digital Anatolia
    Project Description: This project pushes the boundaries of multimedia argumentation by offering a rapid, 4D map-based approach to studying and...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Christopher Johanson, Classics
  • Ancient Egyptian Coffins Project
    Ancient Egyptian Coffins Project
    Project Description: The goal of this project is to migrate Professor Kara Cooney’s personal database of images and metadata...
    Principal Investigator(s): Professor Kara Cooney, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • A Sense of Place
    A Sense of Place
    Digital cartography and 3D modeling are two cornerstones of the digital humanities. In the more “historical” disciplines, such as...
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. John Lynch, CDH
  • American Labor Who’s Who Database
    American Labor Who’s Who Database
    Professor Toby Higbie (History) needed to “clean” a digital copy of the American Labor Who’s Who. While he used...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Toby Higbie, History
  • CSANA/UCLA Celtic Studies On-Line Bibliography Project
    CSANA/UCLA Celtic Studies On-Line Bibliography Project
    The Celtic Studies On-line Bibliography Project is the only ongoing bibliography of Celtic studies that attempts to cover all aspects...
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Joseph Nagy, English; Karen Burgess, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies