Digital Scholarship

Welcome to Wesleyan's Digital Scholarship resource site. The purpose of the site is to highlight relevant resources available on campus, showcase the research of Wesleyan faculty and students, and provide a gateway to off-campus collections of free tools and information resources.

Featured Projects

Wesleyan Media Project

The Wesleyan Media Project

"The Wesleyan Media Project tracks and analyzes all broadcast advertisements aired by or on behalf of federal and state election candidates in every media market in the country. Since the 2010 election cycle, we have been providing real-time information on the extent of corporate and union spending in federal election campaigns across the country, who specifically is doing that spending and which candidates are benefiting."

Technical Details

Wordpress MU

Credits

Project Directors: Erika Franklin Fowler, Assistant Professor of Government, Michael M. Franz, and Travis N. Ridout
Project Manager: Laura Baum

 

American Cantorate

American Cantorate

"This website is based at Wesleyan University (Mark Slobin), and is a joint project with Hebrew Union College (Mark Kligman). The core mission is to present data gathered in the 1984-6 History of the American Cantorate project. Additions and links that build on that research extend and deepen our understanding of a profession that dates back to the seventeenth century in North America. We welcome contact about further connections to research and archival sources in this area."

Technical Details

WordPress MU

Credits

Project Director: Mark Slobin, Professor of History

Early Modern Workshop

Early Modern Workshop

"A collection of primary sources and scholarly presentations dealing with different aspects of Jewish early modernity. Sources are available in both the original and English translation together with explanatory notes provided by the scholars who post them. In addition, selected lectures on, and discussions of the sources are available as video or audio. The Early Modern Workshop’s lectures can be found on iTunes University."

Technical Details

Digital Commons (WesScholar), edikit e-journal platform

Credits

Magda Teter, Professor of History

RunawayCT.org

RunawayCT.org

"RunawayCT.org is a digital humanities resource for the study of runaway slaves in Connecticut, conceived and executed by a Digital Humanities class at Wesleyan University. The site provides free access to a searchable database of runaway slave ads published in the Connecticut Courant, accompanied by scholarly content providing context and insight into slavery-era Connecticut."

See also: Yanielli, J (2013) My Runaway Class. http://www.hastac.org/blogs/jyannielli/2013/02/08/my-runaway-class (accessed 11-14-2014) 

Technical Details

Omeka, Neatline plugin, Amazon Web Services

Credits

Project Manager: Joseph Yanielli, Visiting Professor of College of Letters
Content Team: John Bowden, Andrés Fernandez, Jason Griffiths, Asher Lipsett
CMS Team: Trisha Batchoo, Aaron Rosen, Austin Tamaddon
Outreach Team: Anika Amin, Dex Blumenthal, Julian Gilson, Nicki Softness
Accessibility Officer: Susan Van Ness