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Digital Humanities: VT Projects

Before the Athenaeum and the Center for Humanities existed at Virginia Tech there was still an active DH community. These projects are all created by or contributed to by Virginia Tech faculty. Additional information on these projects can be found on the VT Publishing page.

Faculty Projects

Mapping the Fourth of July

Mapping the Fourth of July is a crowdsourced digital archive of primary sources that reveal how Americans celebrated July 4 during the Civil War era.

Creators:

  • Paul Quigley (project director) is the James I. Robertson, Jr. Associate Professor of Civil War Studies and director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
  • David Hicks (project co-director), Associate Professor of History and Social Science Education
  • Kurt Luther (project co-director) is Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Mapping Inequality

Mapping Inequality updates the study of New Deal America, the federal government, housing, and inequality for the twenty-first century.

ContributorLaDale Winling, Associate Professor in the Department of History


VPI in World War I

The VPI in World War One Project is dedicated to exploring and documenting the lives of Virginia Tech's World War I veterans and, through them, understanding this institution's role in that international conflict.

Creator: Daniel Newcomb, Academic and Career Advisor in the Department of History


An Epidemiology of Information

An Epidemiology of Information seeks to understand how newspapers shaped public opinion during the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Creator: Thomas Ewing, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor of History

Faculty Projects

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History is a multi-media archive of primary materials designed to introduce students and the general public to the richness and contradictions of Soviet history. 

Contributor: Amy Nelson, Associate professor in the Department of History


The American Soldier Project

The American Soldier in World War II is a project to make available to scholars and to the public a remarkable collection of written reflections on war and military service by American soldiers who served during the Second World War. 

Creators:


Roanoke Valley in the Great War

Roanoke Valley in the Great War is a digital project devoted to tracking, documenting, and exploring the lives of Roanoke Valley World War I veterans. 

Creators:

  • Daniel Newcomb, Academic and Career Advisor in the Department of History
  • Thomas Ewing, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor of History

Faculty Projects

Lord Byron and His Times

LBT is a growing digital archive of books, pamphlets, and periodical essays illustrating the causes and controversies that preoccupied Byron and his contemporaries. 

Creator: David H. Radcliffe, Professor of English


Viral Networks

This volume of original essays explores the power of network thinking and analysis for humanities research. 

Creator: Thomas Ewing, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor of History