Faculty Projects Showcase
At Northwestern University, digital humanities projects take many forms, including online archives, multimodal essays, interactive maps, text analysis, and more. Below are some examples from the NU digital humanities community.
- Ancient Rome in Chicago
An undergraduate course in classical receptions in which students create an online, interactive walking tour of Chicago, including maps, videos, text, images, and more.
- Chicago Mural Movement
A research project and undergraduate course that curates and maps photographs of murals from the Chicago Mural Movement of the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s.
- Classicizing Chicago
A research project that tracks the way elements of ancient Greece and Rome inform expressions of Chicago’s distinctive identity as an American global metropolis.
- Imagination Without Borders
This website introduces the work of Japanese visual artist Tomiyama Taeko and, to a lesser extent, the paintings and prints of Maruki Toshi & Maruki Iri and Eleanor Rubin.
- Open Door Archive
A digital repository and exhibition space dedicated to the print culture and multimedia archives of multiethnic poetry in and beyond the US.
- Shakespeare's Circuits
In these maps and essays, we track the circulation of Shakespeare’s plays and some of their translations, transformations, and adaptations across four centuries, from locale to locale to cover the great globe itself.
- Technologies of Language
An experimental pedagogical project exploring the evolving nature of language and books in a digital age and the ever-proliferating digital technologies, platforms and applications being developed for the web.
- Video Editing for Ordinary Film Analysis
An undergraduate course and pedagogical project analyzing popular film through the creation and exploration of new media forms such as animated gifs, supercuts, and glitching.
- Visualizing Les Misérables
This website provides scholars and teachers with two visual tools for interpreting and teaching Hugo’s Les Misérables.
An undergraduate course creating a collaborative encyclopedic-dictionary to be used as a resource for individuals in the Northwestern speech community.
A digital humanities application for the close reading and scholarly analysis of deeply tagged texts, funded by the Mellon Foundation.