Principal Investigator: Kurt Beals, Washington University in St. Louis. Drawing on databases and bibliographies of Dada and Expressionist periodicals, the Dada Networks Project uses network analysis to better understand the structure of these movements and the roles of key individuals who mediated between groups of artists and writers.
OCR software converts images of typed or printed text into digital text files that can then be manipulated and used for various forms of text mining. This overview will survey currently available open-source software and explain how to use it.
Principal Investigator: Matt Erlin, Washington University in St. LouisThis project employs the techniques of probabilistic topic modeling to test a set of longstanding assumptions about the periodization of German literary history.
Principal Investigator: Peter Kastor, Washington University in St. Louis. Creating a Federal Government explores the functional realities of governance during the early American republic. In an age of limited fiscal resources, powerful opposition to expansive government powers, and a constitutional structure that restricted many powers to the states, how would the United States go about appointing citizens to public office and managing their activities? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Principal Investigators: Joseph Loewenstein, Washington University in St. Louis, et al.The Spenser Archive is the digital component of Oxford University Press's forthcoming Collected Works of Edmund Spenser.
Principal Investigator: Jami Ake. The Gender Violence Database is an accessible searchable tool designed for researchers, practitioners, and the general public interested in the multidisciplinary field of Violence Against Women.
Principal Investigator: Abram Van Engen, Washington University in St. Louis. This project tracks every use of the phrase “city on a hill” and its variants from 1600 to the present in order to find out what this phrase means, in what context it most often appears, when it begins referring to America, and what kind of America it identifies.