Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

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Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH)

  • Collaborative Research — The CDRH is a community of researchers collaborating to build digital content and systems in order to generate and express knowledge of the humanities. We mentor emerging voices and advance digital futures for all.

  • Joint Initiative — The CDRH is a joint initiative of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and the College of Arts & Sciences.

  • Transdisciplinary Exploration — The CDRH promotes collaborative, transdisciplinary digital humanities research and encourages grants in the humanities. Through its endowment, the CDRH provides mentoring opportunities for the next generation of humanities scholars.

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Cartas a la Familia
The Family Letters project preserves, digitizes, analyzes and makes public a collection of the correspondence and other personal documents of a Mexican American family that migrated from the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, to the states of Colorado and Nebraska during the first half of the twentieth century.

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Nebraska Newspapers
An off-shoot of the National Digital Newspaper Program, Nebraska Newspapers expands upon work in Chronicling America by presenting other historically significant newspapers from Nebraska.

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The Walt Whitman Archive
The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers.

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The Willa Cather Archive
The Willa Cather Archive is an ambitious endeavor to create a rich, useful, and widely accessible site for the study of Willa Cather's life and writings.

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O Say Can You See
O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family examines and visualizes the social world of the nation's capital by encoding and analyzing legal records from the the District and surrounding counties.

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The Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project
The Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project is a space for telling the stories of the American Indian children who attended Genoa, the stories of their communities, and the stories of their descendants.

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Across the Spectrum
Across the Spectrum: The Interdisciplinary Life and Letters of John G. Neihardt provides an extensive searchable digital archive of Neihardt's collected professional and personal letters along with previously uncollected essays and reviews.

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Livingstone Online
Livingstone Online is a digital museum and library that allows users to encounter the written and visual legacy of the famous Victorian explorer David Livingstone. The site draws on recent scholarship and international collaboration to restore one of the British Empire's most iconic figures to the many global contexts in which he worked, traveled, and is remembered.

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Student Involvement

Digital humanities faculty and fellows are looking for University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduates to participate in paid research assistantships through the University's UCARE program. Learn more about Digital Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Visit The Digital Humanities Program at Nebraska.

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