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Digital Humanities

This guide provides information about using digital technologies to ask and answer humanistic questions.

Projects by Category

Here and Over There: Penn, Philadelphia, and the Middle East
Uses: Omeka
This website was created as a project of a curatorial seminar at the University of Pennsylvania in the Fall of 2014. The aim of this project is to explore the historic engagement of the University of Pennsylvania and its faculty, students, and graduates in the Near and Middle East.

Penn Museum Archives Foreign Language Toolkit
Uses: Omeka
The Penn Museum Archives Foreign Language Toolkit is an ongoing project of the Penn Museum Academic Engagement Department and the Penn Museum Archives to raise awareness of the foreign language collections of the Penn Museum.

City Plans: Philadelphia 1945-1990
Uses: Omeka
The Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Histories, Plans and Futures creates a web presentation of the full content of 86 neighborhood planning surveys prepared and published by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission between 1946 and 1990. 

Sailing the British Empire: The Voyages of the Clarence, 1858-73
Uses: Scalar, Carto, StoryMap JS
Illustrates the ship's log kept by Joseph Watson, master of the Clarence, in 1864-65, and a few other items from Watson's long career at sea (including a painting of another command, the Prince of Wales). 

The Ward: Race and Class in DuBois' Seventh Ward
Uses: GIS
The Ward is a research, teaching, and public history project dedicated to sharing the timeless lessons about racism and the role of research in affecting social change from W.E.B. Du Bois’ 1899 book,
The Philadelphia Negro.

Cat's Crade: A World Connected by String
Uses: Story Maps by Esri, ArcGIS OnlineStoryMap JS
A project created by Penn Digital Scholarship high school Interns to explore the history of string figures in the Penn Museum collections.

Sailing the British Empire: The Voyages of the Clarence, 1858-73
Uses: ScalarCartoStoryMap JS
Illustrates the ship's log kept by Joseph Watson, master of the Clarence, in 1864-65, and a few other items from Watson's long career at sea (including a painting of another command, the Prince of Wales).

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