February 21, 2017

West River Inscriptions project

Principal Investigator: Steven B. Miles, Washington University in St. Louis. During the past five centuries, migrant Cantonese (natives of the Pearl River delta in China’s Guangdong Province) have created a diaspora with trajectories spanning not only vast parts of China but also stretching across five continents. This project is developing a database intended to help researchers trace the commercial networks that supported one of these diasporic trajectories, upstream along the West River (Xijiang 西江) basin in southern China.

August 1, 2013

City on a Hill Archive

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.

April 6, 2016

The Dada Networks Project

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.

June 23, 2013

Creating a Federal Government

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? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

June 21, 2013

The Spenser Archive

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.

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