Professor Bob Hegel in the HDW Lab

The St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records

Bubble charts explore late-19th-Century reading habits by age and gender.

Summer Workshops: Each summer, the HDW organizes a summer workshop

HDW explores the functional realities of governance during the early American republic

Active Projects

November 19, 2014

Student fellows scanned thousands of pages and helped create a digital archive to accompany William J. Maxwell’s book F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American...

August 22, 2013
Materials for The Book of Ephraim
The James Merrill Digital Archive currently provides digital access to a small cross-section from the James Merrill Papers housed in Special Collections at Washington University in St. Louis.
August 1, 2013

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...

June 23, 2013

Principal Investigator: Peter Kastor, Washington University in St. Louis. Creating a Federal Government explores the functional realities of governance during the early American...

June 22, 2013

Principal Investigator: Matt Erlin, Washington University in St. Louis. This project employs the techniques of probabilistic topic modeling to test a set of longstanding...

June 21, 2013

Principal Investigator: Lynne Tatlock, Washington University in St. Louis. This project seeks to organize a set of data about the publication history of popular German novels,...

June 21, 2013

Principal Investigators: Joseph Loewenstein, Washington University in St. Louis, et al.The Spenser Archive is the digital component of Oxford University Press's forthcoming...

June 20, 2013

Principal Investigator: Jami Ake. The Violence Against Women Database is an accessible searchable tool designed for researchers, practitioners, and the general public interested...

June 10, 2013

Principal Investigator: Hugh Macdonald, Washington University in St. Louis. The project aims to produce a thematic catalog of the works of Georges Bizet.