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ABOUT THE INSTITUTE (ORIENTATION VIDEO 2022)
WHAT IS IDAH?
The Institute of Digital Arts and Humanities or IDAH is a research center under OVPR. As a member of this institution, we work to support faculty and students with their research and pedagogical plans that have a digital humanities or arts component.
Digital humanities is an area of study that deals with the intersection of digital methods with humanities topics. This definition is expansive and includes a wide range of digital methods and research topics. We have supported projects in arts, economics, and history using methods like 3D printing, text analysis, and network analysis. Check out some of those projects here and some digital methods here.
Digital methods are useful for creating visualizations, analyzing large amounts of information, and following new routes of publishing findings online. More about these digital methods can be found here.
Consultations! During consultations, you get to tell us about your project, its digital components, and your questions or concerns. We’ll be happy to provide resources, suggestions, and guidance. You can schedule a consultation here.
Sydney Stutsman - Black, White, and Gay All Over
Sydney studied the gay rights movement at IU in the 1970s using the Indiana Daily Student.
Eric created a geographical and network visualization of the letters sent by late medieval popes.
Jazma created a digital map and presentation combining oral interviews, physical spaces, and a historic records of the Wilkersons.
Sarah Edmands Martin: When All Things Could Speak
With her project, "When All Things Speak", Sarah has been working on the artistic work that blends archival research, digital design, and folklore specific to the central and Southern central regions of Indiana.
Seth Adam Cook: Âme Memoriale (Soul Memorial)
Seth made flower petals and a memorial box with images of a family of Italian immigrants who immigrated in 1910 to explore the fragility of identity against assimilation.
Puffy Zhao: 3D Printed and Enameled Ring Series
Puffy combined 3D printing and enameling to make rings inspired by microscopic lifeforms and the limits of human perception.
Cordula created a protype of a system that creates an immersive and self-directed environment for students to explore the context of a piece of art.
Devon Fisher: Identity and Sound
Devon studied the way social norms and our expectations for a space can influence our experience within it by recording and playing audio submitted by passerbys.
Sarah topic modeled text from Alexander Hamilton's letters and lyrics from the hit musical to study their influence on the lyrics and how the musical changed perceptions of Hamilton.
Heather mapped deforestation and interviewed traditional Afro-Caribbean drum-makers to show how the environmental changes impacted their traditions.
Amelia aims to unbury, understand, and amplify the voices of Afro-Colombian artists, activists, and scholars, Delia and Manuel Zapata Olivella through the collaborations between these Afro-Colombian siblings and the U.S. ethnomusicologist George List - former faculty and director of the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University.
Allie Martin: Musical and Sonic Dimensions of Gentrification
Allie recorded audio at a DC intersection to study the noise markers of gentrification.
Kate data-mined mission statements of community and institutional music archives and traced different language usage with mapping.
SPANISH & PORTUGUESE
Kane investigates the origins of the Cuban cuisine memorialized in the recent nostalgic writing of Cuban exiles.
José Luis Suárez Morales: Monumentalizing Memory: Symbolic Struggles and Urban Landscapes in San Salvador
José's project maps the monuments erected during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992) and especially after the peace process in San Salvador (1992-1993) related to this conflict.
Patricia cleaned archived texts to create a dataset allowing investigation of how the meaning of words has shifted over time based on the contexts in which words are used.
Daryl Spurlock: Reading the World in Territorial New Mexico
Daryl analyzed El Independiente, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper publish in New Mexico during its late Territorial and early Statehood periods. He used these aper to argue that the weekly publications played a role in the development of the Neomexicano.
Guillermo Lopez-Prieto: A Discourse Analysis of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666
Guillermo studied the frequency of the word 'death' in Bolaño's post-mortem novel 2666. His study focused on chapter 4, which has a unique perspective, to detemine how it compares to the rest of the book.
FRENCH & ITALIAN
Nicolas Valazza, a previous IDAH Faculty Fellow, worked with IDAH to create an online exhibit of banned books and printed materials from the Lilly Libraries and the Kinsey Institute using Omeka.
Lino Mioni used network analysis to assess the novelty of Italian-language culinary recipe collections from the 14th and 15th centuries.
Massimo Ossi: Musicians among Venetians: Kinship Networks, 1600-1650
Massimo Ossi used network analysis to examine relationships between Venetian musicians and their patrons in the 1600s.
Brandon Stokes - Forming a Community: Heartbreak and Triumph in Making Black Chicago
Brandon examines the interviews conducted in his research on housing and the making of Black Chicago.
Borns Jewish Studies Program
Sarah Imhoff: Women and Citations in Jewish Studies
Sarah uses bibliometric analyses of gender and Jewish studies scholarship to investigate why although women make up about half of Jewish Studies scholars, and 42% of tenure-track faculty at R1 universities, they make up only about a quarter of cited authors in peer reviewed journals.
Jillian's project is focused on making research on music, sound, and trauma in France in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century widely available to scholarly and non-scholarly publics.
Giovanni Zanovello - New Isaac Edition Website: Companion site to critical musical edition
Giovanni and the members of the editorial team are developing a set of online tools to complement the edition of Renaissance composer Heinrich Isaac’s works. While the modern score of Isaac’s works will be published in physical format, a companion website will contain the critical notes.
Zuoyu approaches the issue of how language changes across time and across genres by using classification tasks.
Through a story map, Drew seeks to expand the geographical focus of the prison industrial complex's (PIC) history by briefly illuminating the PIC’s historical development in Colorado’s Front Range region, with a particular emphasis on policing, starting in the mid-1850s and concluding in the early 21st century.
Sean McKinnon: Las Voces de Indiana
Sean worked with a class of Spanish heritage speakers, who were raised in a Spanish speaking household, to create a website of narrative articles about Latino life and organizations in Indiana.
Kalani Craig: History Harvest
Kalani's class ran a History Harvest where participants were invited to bring in personally sentimental objects and describe how they came to own them, their meaning, and how they reflected their connection to Indiana university.
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