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Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Atlas of Southern Memory

Written on July 11, 2018 at 2:42 pm, by

In an era of contentious debates about who and what should be commemorated in the public sphere, the conversation has largely been limited to physical monuments like statues, plaques and landmarks. These structures advance narrow cultural narratives about the past, require significant capital to establish, and allow no interaction or annotation by the public. There  Continue Reading »

Five NULab Faculty Members Awarded Tenure

Written on July 11, 2018 at 2:36 pm, by

The NULab is delighted to announce that five NULab faculty members received tenure this year. These promotions demonstrate the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to digital research and projects. We are honored to have these faculty as part of our robust and expanding community. Ryan Cordell, CSSH, English. Ryan Cordell is a core founding faculty member  Continue Reading »

Gossamer Network: The U.S. Post and State Power in the American West

Written on July 11, 2018 at 2:22 pm, by

Between the 1860s and the 1890s, the western United States underwent one of the most dramatic reorganizations of people, land, capital, and resources in American history. It had taken Anglo-Americans the better part of two centuries to settle the eastern half of the country, yet they occupied the West in less than a single generation.  Continue Reading »

Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks In Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914

Written on July 11, 2018 at 11:18 am, by

Oceanic Exchanges (OcEx) is funded through the Transatlantic Partnership for Social Sciences and Humanities 2016 Digging Into Data Challenge. The dramatic expansion of newspapers over the 19th century created a global culture of abundant, rapidly circulating information. The significance of the newspaper has largely been defined in metropolitan and national terms in scholarship, while digitization  Continue Reading »