Digital Humanities Projects

DH projects by others

Listed below are a few projects created using Chronicling America data to provide visualization and offer another way to explore the newspapers.

  • Journalism’s Voyage West created by Standford University 
  • News in Proportion created by Ed Sperr, Clinical Information Librarian, University of Georgia
  • Beyond Words is a crowd-sourced project developed by Library of Congress, to help identify illustrations and provide captions in Chronicling America 

Additionally, in 2015 the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) hosted a contest, Chronicling America Data Challenge, to engage “the public to produce creative web-based projects using data pulled from Chronicling America, the digital repository of historic U.S. newspapers”. 

On July 27, 2016 the NEH announced the challenge winners. These projects are noted below. 

1st prizeAmerica’s Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers directed by Lincoln Mullen, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and art History at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA).

2nd prizeAmerican Lynching: Uncovering a Cultural Narrative directed by Andrew Bales, PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati

               Historical Agricultural News directed by Amy Giroux, Computer Research Specialist, Center for Humanities and Digital Research at the University of Central Florida

3rd prizeChronicling Hoosier directed by Kristi Palmer, Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship at Indiana University-Purdue University 

      directed by Claudio Saunt, Professor in the Department of History, Co-Director Center for Virtual History and Associate Director, Institute of Native American Studies, University of Georgia

K-12 prizeDigital APUSH: Revealing History with Chronicling America directed by A.P. U.S. History Students at Sunapee High School