Digital Humanities

Oct 31, 2017

Explore Queen Victoria’s Lost Garden Pavilion Through 3D Virtual Model

An interdisciplinary team of NC State researchers has virtually reconstructed a lost piece of history.

Sep 20, 2017  |  NC State News

Interactive Tool Offers Window Into History of Arab-Americans in NYC

Interactive, online tool allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States.

Aug 9, 2017  |  The Atlantic

Sampling DNA From a 1,000-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript

NC State English Prof Tim Stinson looks to animal DNA to discover how book production changed over time. Early manuscripts were likely made up of related animals from the same herd. But as book-producing guilds sprang up in cities, parchment arrived from all over.

Jul 27, 2017  |  New Scientist

DNA of Long-Dead Cows Read From Pages of Medieval Books

A year-by-year record of domestic animals spanning more than a millennium has essentially been captured in European libraries through the DNA preserved in parchment. “We are all accustomed to hearing research termed ‘ground-breaking’ – that is not in any way an overstatement here,” says NC State Professor of English Tim Stinson.

May 4, 2017

Mapping Early Syrian Immigrants in New York

Syrians have been immigrating to the United States since the 1880s. Using historical census data and open source mapping technology, NC State public history graduate students are researching the communities Syrians formed after landing in America.

Apr 27, 2017

MALS Student Curates Pop-up Exhibit on Letters from African-American Leaders

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies candidate Carl Wilkins brought key moments in African-American history to life during a pop-up exhibit he recently presented on campus. His curated show, “In the Writing: Personal Letters of African-American Leaders from the Mark E. Mitchell Collection," featured letters from the renowned Mark E. Mitchell Collection of African American History, including correspondence from Malcolm X to Alex Haley, Frederick Douglass to Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce and George Washington Carver to Henry Ford.

Feb 15, 2017  |  History News

Digital Exhibit Maps Life, Work of Charleston’s Septima P. Clark

A new digital history exhibit maps the life and work of Septima P. Clark, an American educator, civil rights activist and community organizer.

Nov 4, 2016

Data Curation and Visualization Workshop

Come learn how to curate and visualize data sets with Prospect! This workshop will introduce researchers to the web-based software developed at UNC's Digital Innovation Lab.

Oct 11, 2016

Victorian STEAM: Exploring How the Arts Relate to STEM Fields

The importance of the arts to STEM fields will be a main theme of a Victorian Institute Conference coming to NC State Oct. 14-15. Victorian STEAM (the “A” stands for “arts”) is designed to celebrate and promote interdisciplinary study, underline the importance of the humanities and propose how Victorian studies can help innovate work in present times. It’s the first time NC State has hosted the conference.

Sep 19, 2016

Experiencing King Uses Technology, Art to Showcase Magnitude of MLK

Hundreds of people came to NC State over the weekend to experience Martin Luther King Jr. from a new perspective. Check out photos from Experiencing King at NC State, and see what attendees had to say on social media.