IATH NEWS

Opportunity for Digital Scholars: New Scholars Seminar Preceding the DH2017 Conference

May 31, 2017

CHCI, centerNet, WSU and KIAS are collaborating to organize a pre-conference seminar for new scholars interested in the digital humanities, immediately preceding the DH2017 conference in Montreal, Canada... [Read More]

University of Virginia Landscape Studies Initiative

May 24, 2017

The University of Virginia's Center for Cultural Landscapes announces the launch of the University of Virginia Landscape Studies Initiative with a planning grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation .. [Read More]

Data Visualization Final Showcase Event

May 5, 2017

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CSDK Colloquium on Computational Law

April 11, 2017

Presidential Fellows in Data Science Faraz Dadgostari (Systems and Information Engineering) and Mauricio Guim (School of Law) will speak on Computational Law... [Read More]

English Professor’s Book Takes Award for 18th-Century Studies

April 4, 2017

John O'Brien has been awarded the Louis Gottschalk Prize, presented annually “for an outstanding historical or critical study on the 18th century” by the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies... [Read More]

NEH Funding Independent Works of William Tyndale

November 16, 2016

IATH is part of a team recently awarded a $340,000 NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant for "The Independent Works of William Tyndale." .. [Read More]

DH@UVA Conference

October 11, 2016

The DH@UVA Conference offers two days of conversation and insights with the digital humanities community at UVa.. [Read More]

NEH Collaborative Research Grant for Digital Yoknapatawpha

August 24, 2016

Stephen Railton receives NEH grant to map Faulkner's world.. [Read More]

2016-2017 IATH Fellows

August 22, 2016

IATH's 2016-2017 Fellow is Fotini Kondyli.. [Read More]

Forensic methods for detecting fake digital images

April 25, 2016

James O'Brien will speak on forensic methods for detecting fraud in computer images and graphics on Friday, April 29, at 10:45 in Rice 242.. [Read More]

The Multimodal Millennium: The Future of Digital Publishing

April 25, 2016

Amanda Licastro, Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric at Stephens University, will discuss an editor's perspective on the changing landscape of digital publishing on April 29 at 2pm in Alderman 421... [Read More]

How Ideas Spread Across Academic Journals

April 15, 2016

Claire Maiers and Nicholas Napoli will speak on “Exploring Methods for Modeling the Spread of Ideas Across Academic Journals”... [Read More]

How to Survive the Robot Apocalypse

April 4, 2016

David Gunkel will be speaking on the moral consequences of the growing use of robots and computers in our daily lives and culture... [Read More]

IHGC to Hold Spring Symposium for Mellon Fellows

February 25, 2016

The Institute of the Humanities and Global Culture (IHGC) is holding a symposium of the 2016 Mellon Humanities Fellows. Five faculty members from Arts & Sciences were selected.. [Read More]

IATH Helps a Course Find Evidence of Slaves at UVa

February 18, 2016

An IATH project is being used in a two-part course looking at the history of slavery in UVa's Academical Village.. [Read More]

Alison Booth to Direct the Scholars' Lab

February 12, 2016

Alison Booth has been appointed Academic Director of the Scholars' Lab.. [Read More]

Symposium on Social Media and the Law: Public, Private and Personal

February 9, 2016

The University of Virginia School of Law is hosting a one-day symposium that will explore the legal implications on one's public, private and personal use of social media... [Read More]

Johannes Kepper to Speak on Digital Editions of Music

January 21, 2016

Johannes Kepper will give a talk on "Critical Editing of Music Unchained: New Approaches to Digital Editions Using MEI," this coming Tuesday, January 26, at 1:30pm.. [Read More]

Site of Salem Witch Executions Finally Found

January 11, 2016

Professor Ben Ray, Director of the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project, is part of a group of scholars who have definitively identified the location of infamous Salem witch trial executions... [Read More]

A Digital Humanities Approach to the Study of Urban Vernacular Architecture

November 3, 2015

Zachary Violette will speak on “Data, Design, and Diversity: A Digital Humanities Approach to the Study of Urban Vernacular Architecture” this Friday, November 6, at 12:30 in Exhibit C, Campbell Hall. This is part of the UVA School of Architecture's Faculty Research Dialogue Lecture series... [Read More]

An Interview with Jennifer Petersen

June 18, 2015

IATH's new Fellow, Jennifer Petersen, talked to IATH about her plans for her research on tracking the changing understandings of what constitutes “speech” in the U.S. legal system... [Read More]

IATH 2015-2016 New Fellows

June 18, 2015

IATH's new Fellow for 2015-2016 is Jennifer Petersen, who will be studying the idea of free speech in U.S. Supreme Court decisions... [Read More]

LaVahn Hoh Retiring

May 6, 2015

LaVahn Hoh, circus historian extraordinaire, is retiring from the UVA Drama Department after 46 years of teaching. Since he first began teaching his course on the history of the American circus in 1982.. [Read More]

JUEL student researcher receives a Kenan Fellowship to study Hotel C

April 28, 2015

Brittany Brown, a third-year undergraduate student and researcher for the Jefferson's University -- The Early Life (JUEL) project, has been awarded a fellowship from the William R. Kenan Endowment Fund of the Academical Village... [Read More]

Ben Ray launches new book on the Salem witch trials

April 27, 2015

Professor Benjamin Ray, director of the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project, has a new book out. Satan and Salem: The Witch-Hunt Crisis of 1692, from the University of Virginia Press.. [Read More]

Alison Booth receives NEH Start-Up Grant

April 23, 2015

English Professor Alison Booth has been awarded an NEH Start-Up Grant of $59,479 for Cohorts of Women in Collective Biographies... [Read More]

New Publication from the Chaco Research Archive

April 13, 2015

The Chaco Research Archive is pleased to announce the long-awaited electronic publication of The Chaco Additions Survey: An Archaeological Survey of the Additions to Chaco Culture National Historical Park, edited by Robert P. Powers and Ruth M. Van Dyke.. [Read More]

David Mimno to speak on “Hunting for Topics: How We Search and What We Find”

April 8, 2015

David Mimno will offer a talk and workshop on topic modeling on April 16 and 17 in Alderman 421.. [Read More]

Benjamin Schmidt, Reading Digital Sources: Statistics and Statecraft in 19th Century America

March 30, 2015

Benjamin Schmidt, Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University and core faculty at the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, will be speaking on “Reading Digital Sources: Statistics and Statecraft in 19th Century America” on Wednesday, April 1, at 3:30pm in 231 Bryan Hall (2nd floor, Faculty Lounge)... [Read More]

Moving People/Linking Lives Symposium

March 17, 2015

The Moving People/Linking Lives symposium, an interdisciplinary event bringing together distinguished scholars to discuss and ask questions about social networks, prosopography, and narrative fiction, is being held this Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21... [Read More]

Visiting Scholar to Speak on Working with Early English Texts and Computers

March 16, 2015

Of Archives and Algorithms: A Computational Approach to Orthographic Variation in Early English Print.. [Read More]

“Soundscape” Exhibits Audiovisual Interpretations of Architecture at the Museum of the City of New York

March 9, 2015

The Museum of the City of New York is hosting an installation of “Soundscape New York” from Karen Van Lengen, William Kenan Professor of Architecture... [Read More]

A Special Visitor from Papua New Guinea

February 11, 2015

IATH and the UVA Department of Anthropology are hosting a special visitor from Papua New Guinea. Jacob Sonin is a native speaker of Cemaun Arapesh, an endangered language of the Sepik coast of northern Papua New Guinea... [Read More]

Apply to be a 2015-2016 IATH Fellow!

February 2, 2015

IATH is looking for applications for 2015-2016 Residential and Associate Fellows. University of Virginia faculty members involved in humanities research through any department are eligible to apply. Non-UVA faculty can apply for Visiting Fellowships.. [Read More]

Digging into History: Bringing to Light the Students of the Early University

January 28, 2015

Jean Cooper, Genealogical Information Specialist, will speak about her research into the lives of early University of Virginia students at 7pm on February 2 in Alderman 421.. [Read More]

Certainty and Uncertainty in Representing Family Histories

December 9, 2014

Luther Tychonievich will present his data model for collaborative genealogy (and its attendant unreliable data), this Friday (12/12) at 2pm in Alderman 421... [Read More]

Discussion of Dynamic Reconstruction of 3D World

September 19, 2014

Chris Sweeney, a Ph.D. student in the Four Eyes Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will speak on “Continuous, Dynamic Reconstruction of the 3D World” on Friday, September 26, at 3:30pm in Rice Hall 130... [Read More]

Soundscape Architecture Demonstration at Open Grounds

September 19, 2014

Karen Van Lengen, Professor of Architecture, will be presenting her Soundscape Architecture interactive web site on Thursday, September 25, from 5-7pm at Open Grounds. The project is designed to study the sounds produced at iconic architectural sites, such as Grand Central Terminal in New York City and the National Library of Ireland... [Read More]

“Social Networks and Archival Context Project: A Case Study of Emerging Cyberinfrastructure”

September 17, 2014

Tom Lynch, Senior Application Designer at CSC, Computer Sciences Corporation, discusses the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) project as an example of cyberinfrastructure in a recent Digital Humanities Quarterly article.. [Read More]

New Books from IATH Fellows at East Asia Center

September 10, 2014

The UVA East Asia Center is holding a reception to celebrate new books from the Center's faculty, including two from IATH Fellows Dorothy Wong and Anne Kinney. “What Did I Do Last Sumer” will be on Friday, September 12 at 3:15 pm in Monroe 130, followed by a reception at Pavilion I Garden from 4:30-6 pm (rain date location is Monroe 130)... [Read More]

Dorothy Wong's New Anthology on Medieval-Period China

August 19, 2014

University of Virginia's Associate Professor of East Asian Art Dorothy Wong and Associate Professor of Japanese Gustav Heldt are co-editors of a new anthology of writings on cross-cultural exchanges between China and its neighbors over a thousand year period... [Read More]

Social Networks and Archival Context Releases Prototype History Research Tool & Receives Mellon Grant

August 5, 2014

Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) is pleased to announce two major developments: the release of a redesigned web site and Prototype History Research Tool and a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation... [Read More]

Deborah Parker's World of Dante receives NEH Seminar Grant

July 23, 2014

IATH Fellow and Professor of Italian Deborah Parker will be receiving $98,362 to design a three-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on Dante's Inferno and its literary, visual, and cultural legacy. .. [Read More]

Jerome McGann Elected to American Philosophical Society

June 5, 2014

Prof, Jerome McGann, a founding IATH Fellow, is now a member of the American Philosophical Society, a 250-year-old honorary scholarly society... [Read More]

Sound Artist Bill Fontana: Acoustical Visions

February 28, 2014

Sound Artist Bill Fontana will give a lecture on Acoustical Visions on March 6, as part of Karen Van Lengen's “Listening to the Lawn” seminar.. [Read More]

Deborah Parker to speak on “Dante: Then and Now, High and Low”

January 29, 2014

IATH Fellow and Italian Professor Deborah Parker and James Madison English Professor Mark Parker will speak on “From Dante to Dan Brown” at 4pm on Thursday, January 30, in Harrison Small Auditorium as part of the Institute of the Humanities and Global Culture's “Dante: Then and Now, High and Low”.. [Read More]

Fascinating Noise: Soundscape Architecture and New York City

January 15, 2014

“My ambition with Soundscape Architecture is not to show how to design for sound but to show people how to listen.".. [Read More]

Ed Triplett to introduce Smithsonian's 3D web-view

December 6, 2013

Ph.D. candidate Ed Triplett will introduce the Smithsonian's X 3D web viewer, December 11 in Alderman 421.. [Read More]

The Inferno Revealed: Deborah Parker's new book on Dante and Dan Brown

November 18, 2013

Dante’s role in popular imagination remains strong, but this past summer Dan Brown’s Inferno inspired many readers to explore Dante’s work in the company of Brown’s Robert Langdon. To follow up and provide a more complete introduction to Dante, Inferno Revealed: From Dante to Dan Brown looks at the fact and fiction and the context for The Divine Comedy... [Read More]

Steve Railton interview on WTJU's Soundboard

May 20, 2013

IATH Fellow Steve Railton was a guest on local radio station WTJU's Soundboard on May 16, discussing William Faulkner and the Digital Yoknapatawpha project... [Read More]

New IATH Fellows for 2013-2014

May 6, 2013

IATH is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 IATH Fellowships: Eve Danziger, Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, will receive a Resident Fellowship and Stephen Railton, Professor of English, and Brad Pasenek, Assistant Professor of English, will receive Associate Fellowships... [Read More]

IATH Collaborating with Project Andvari

April 25, 2013

Project Andvari: A Digital Portal to the Visual World of Early Medieval Northern Europe is just starting up at Catholic University of America (Lilla Kopar, Director) in collaboration with the University of Mississippi (Nancy Wicker, Co-Director) and IATH... [Read More]

Stephen Railton receives NEH Start-Up Grant for Digital Yoknapatawpha

April 22, 2013

IATH Fellow and UVA English Professor Stephen Railton is a recipient of a $59,084 NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant for expansion of his Digital Yoknapatawpha project... [Read More]

Alan Liu and Rama Hoetzlein on Social Networks and the History of Thought

April 9, 2013

Alan Liu and Rama Hoetzlein will present “The History of Thought as Networked Community: The RoSE Prototype” on Tuesday, April 16, in Harrison Small Auditorium, as part of the UVa Digital Humanities Speaker Series... [Read More]

Katherine Rinne to speak on The Art and Science of Water in Renaissance and Baroque Rome

April 2, 2013

IATH Fellow and Independent Scholar Katherine Rinne will speak on “The Art and Science of Water in Renaissance and Baroque Rome” on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 PM in Campbell Hall 160... [Read More]

Francesca Fiorani receives $80,000 grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

March 27, 2013

IATH Fellow Francesca Fiorani will receive an $80,000 grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in support of the "Leonardo da Vinci and His Treatise on Painting" digital archive... [Read More]

Alison Booth Receives ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship

March 26, 2013

IATH Fellow Alison Booth is the recipient of a 2013 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship for her work on digital prosopography. Her proposal, titled “The Practice and Theory of Digital Prosopography: Collective Biographies of Women and the Biographical Elements and Structure Schema,” is an extension of her Collective Biographies of Women project (CBW). The grant for $76,068 will be used to add more material to the project and disseminate her findings... [Read More]

CORRECTION: Walter Scheidel talk rescheduled to March 26, 9:30am, Scholars' Lab, Alderman Library

March 25, 2013

Walter Scheidel's talk for the Digital Humanities Speaker Series has been rescheduled, due to weather, to Tuesday, March 26, at 9:30am in the Scholar's Lab... [Read More]

IATH joins Monticello in a Consortium to Advance the Archaeological Study of Slave Societies

March 19, 2013

Monticello Leads a Consortium to Advance the Archaeological Study of Slave Societies.. [Read More]

Walter Scheidel to Speak on Maps and the Roman World

March 18, 2013

Walter Scheidel will speak on "Redrawing the Map of the Roman World" as part of the UVA Digital Humanities Speaker Series.. [Read More]

Lise Dobrin receives NEH Chairman's Grant

March 1, 2013

IATH Fellow Lise Dobrin has been awarded a special "Chairman’s grant" from the NEH to support her ongoing research documenting and preserving endangered languages... [Read More]

A Magnificent Resource

January 2, 2013

Stephen Barney reviews The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive.. [Read More]

Worthy Martin Co-Curates Photography Exhibit at UVA's Fralin Museum of Art

September 7, 2012

IATH's Director, Worthy Martin, co-curates a new photography exhibit at the UVA Fralin Museum of Art... [Read More]

Katherine Rinne receives the 2012 Spiro Kostof Book Award

May 10, 2012

The Society of Architectural Historians awarded the 2012 Spiro Kostof Book Award to Katherine Rinne at the Society’s Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan. .. [Read More]

2012 IATH Fellows announced

April 24, 2012

We're delighted to announce the new Fellows. Karen Van Lengen, Kenan Professor of Architecture, will be the 2012-2013 IATH Resident Fellow. .. [Read More]

Leonardo da Vinci project goes on-line and has a conference

April 10, 2012

Francesca Fiorani releases project and organizes conference on Leonardo da Vinci and His Treatise on Painting. .. [Read More]

Walt Whitman Archive Receives NEH Grant

March 29, 2012

The Walt Whitman Archive has been awarded a $275,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.. [Read More]

2011-2012 Digital Humanities Speaker Series: Kenneth Dean

March 22, 2012

Kenneth Dean, the Lee Chair in Chinese Cultural Studies in the East Asian Studies Department at McGill University, will appear in the Spring 2012 Digital Humanities Speaker Series... [Read More]

Katherine Rinne on Water and Cultural Heritage in Rome

February 28, 2012

Katherine Rinne will be speaking on her IATH project on March 2 at an international conference on "Water Cultural Heritage: Enhancement Strategies," sponsored by the Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (National Research Council)... [Read More]

Alison Booth and Suzanne Keen Feb. 24 Workshop on Narrative Theory and Digital Humanities

February 8, 2012

Washington and Lee English Professor Suzanne Keen will collaborate with Alison Booth on a hands-on workshop on Friday, February 24, from 2-4pm at the Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library... [Read More]

2011-2012 Digital Humanities Speaker Series: Daniel Rosenberg

February 6, 2012

Intellectual historian Daniel Rosenberg will be visiting the University of Virginia on February 13 as part of the Spring 2012 Digital Humanities Speaker Series... [Read More]

Chaco Research Archive Releases New Survey Data Set

February 2, 2012

In partnership with the Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, the Chaco Research Archive (CRA) now provides open access to an extensive collection of archaeological survey data. .. [Read More]

Apply to be a 2012-2013 IATH Fellow!

January 19, 2012

IATH is looking for applications for 2012-2013 Residential and Associate Fellows. University of Virginia faculty members involved in humanities research through any department are eligible to apply. Non-UVA faculty can apply for Visiting Fellowships. .. [Read More]

IATH and Simmons College Receive IMLS Award for Building National Archival Authorities Infrastructure

October 20, 2011

Daniel Pitti, Co-Director of IATH, has been awarded a two-year $148,000 grant by IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) in support of Building a National Archival Authorities Infrastructure, beginning in October 2011... [Read More]

2011-2012 Digital Humanities Speaker Series: Request for Suggestions

May 25, 2011

IATH, the Scholars' Lab, and SHANTI are planning the 2011-12 Digital Humanities Speaker series, and the series organizers are soliciting suggestions... [Read More]

Myron Gutmann to Speak on Data Access

April 27, 2011

IATH, SHANTI, the Scholars' Lab, and the College of Arts & Sciences' Qualitative Collaborative are co-sponsoring a visit by Myron Gutmann, Assistant Director at the National Science Foundation and head of the NSF's Social, Behavioral and Economics Directorate... [Read More]

2011 IATH Fellows announced

April 18, 2011

IATH is pleased to announce the new IATH Fellows for 2011-2012. Each year IATH offers a two-year Resident Fellowship to a UVA Faculty member, providing office space at the Institute, design and development assistance, use of equipment and software, training, computer programming, budget resources, and development assistance to raise additional grants and gifts to support the research project. One or more Associate Fellowships are awarded each year and include consulting services on project design and technical issues, equipment loans, and grant assistance... [Read More]

Educator Workshop on The World of Dante

April 1, 2011

IATH Fellow Deborah Parker recently held a one-day symposium for U.S. educators to evaluate use of her The World of Dante project in teaching literature and history, as part of her 2008-2011 NEH Daniels Family Distinguished Teaching Professorship... [Read More]

Katherine Rinne's new book on the Waters of Rome

March 1, 2011

Katherine Rinne's new book The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City was published in January by Yale University Press. Her book is a pioneering study of Renaissance Rome's water infrastructure, based on Rinne's in-depth topographical research... [Read More]

New Book on Homer's Trojan Theater

March 1, 2011

IATH Fellow Jenny Strauss Clay, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Classics at UVA, has just published a new book on her research on Homer's reliance on visual description in The Iliad... [Read More]

Digital Avalokiteśvara Spring Workshop

February 8, 2011

IATH Fellow Dorothy Wong, Associate Professor of Art History, is leading a second workshop on textual aspects of her Digital Avalokiteśvaravara project on Friday, February 18 in Alderman 317... [Read More]

Yole!Africa: Digital Film and Community in the Congo

February 7, 2011

IATH, SHANTI, and the Scholars' Lab are please to present a talk by Petna Ndaliko and Chérie Rivers of Albeku Film Productions on the role of digital film and community in the Congo. The talk will be held in Minor Hall, room 125 on Friday, February 11, at 3pm... [Read More]

IATH 2011 Spring Speaker Series

February 2, 2011

IATH is pleased to kick off its 2011 Spring Speaker Series on Thursday, February 17, with Andrew Grimshaw, Director of the UVa Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering (UVACSE), Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Grimshaw will discuss UVACSE's role in transforming computational research at UVA and in the University's computing and digital humanities landscape... [Read More]

IATH Fellow Cristina Della Coletta Receives UVA Grant

January 31, 2011

IATH Fellow Cristina Della Coletta, Professor of Italian, is the recipient of a $13,000 grant from the Office of Research, Center for International Studies at UVA. This grant is awarded to establish university-wide research seminars on aspects of international studies... [Read More]

Digital Avalokiteśvara Workshop

December 1, 2010

IATH Fellow Dorothy Wong, Associate Professor of Art History, is leading a workshop on her digital Avalokiteśvara project on Friday, December 10. The project's full title, "Power of Compassion: Paths of Transmission of Avalokiteśvara across Asia," centers on the Buddhist Bodhisattva of Compassion, who became one of the most popular deities in all of Asia... [Read More]

Apply to be an IATH Fellow

December 1, 2010

IATH is looking for applications for 2011-2012 Residential and Associate Fellows. University of Virginia faculty members involved in humanities research through any department are eligible to apply. Non-UVA faculty can apply for Visiting Fellowships... [Read More]

IATH's 2010 Fall Speaker Series: Anastasia Dakouri-Hild

November 30, 2010

In the third and final installment of IATH's 2010 Fall Speaker Series, Anastasia Dakouri-Hild, a Visiting Assistant Professor in Aegean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in the UVA Art Department, will speak on her collaboration with the Greek Archaeological Service on work to completely republish finds and associated tombs of Late Bronze Age Thebes... [Read More]

IATH's 2010 Fall Speaker Series: Earl Mark

November 30, 2010

In the second installment of IATH's 2010 Fall Speaker Series, Associate Professor Earl Mark, Chief Technology Officer of the School of Architecture at UVA, will speak on the reconstruction of eight historically important structures where the background information was incomplete and the original adherence to architectural standards was less than perfect... [Read More]

Salem Witch Trials in the News

November 1, 2010

Ben Ray's IATH project is often referred to as the Salem Witch Trials Archive, but the full title is the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project. The transcription project was a new and complete transcription of legal records connected with the 1692 trials. The final product of this work was published this year by Cambridge University Press as Records of the Salem Witch Hunt. It is the first comprehensive record of all of the extant legal documents, and includes newly discovered documents, scholarly notes, and chronological arrangement for the first time. Bernard Rosenthal, Professor of English at Binghamton University, was the editor-in-chief of the Transcription Project and the general editor of the book. The transcription work was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities... [Read More]

Launch of On-line Edition of Miller's Bibliography of Slavery

April 15, 2010

A reception and discussion marked UVA History Professor Joseph C. Miller release of an on-line edition of The Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving on April 5. The Bibliography of Slavery is a searchable database containing verified references (except as noted) to nearly 22,000 scholarly works on slavery and slaving worldwide and throughout human history, including modern times. The bibliography includes works from all academic disciplines, in 28 languages... [Read More]

IATH Announces New Fellows for 2010-2011

April 14, 2010

Alison Booth, Professor of English, is the new IATH Resident Fellow for 2010-2012. She will be developing a project promoting on-line collaborative research on nineteenth and twentieth century English-language collections of biographies of women. Max Edelson, Associate Professor of History, is the new Associate Fellow for 2010-2011. His project, the Cartography of American Colonization Database (CACD), focuses on digitized maps of the Americas created between 1500-1800... [Read More]

IATH Receives NEH Award to Explore Historical Social Networks

April 13, 2010

Daniel Pitti, Co-Director of IATH, has been awarded a two-year $348,000 grant by the NEH Preservation & Access, Research & Development Program. The grant funds the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Project, which begins in May 2010... [Read More]

Cultural Crossings Workshop

January 1, 2010

IATH Fellow Dorothy Wong, Associate Professor of Art History, has announced an upcoming international conference, "Cultural Crossings," to be held March 11-13, 2010, in Campbell Hall at the University of Virginia. Participants will investigate exchanges between China and neighboring cultures during the medieval period (third–tenth centuries) from cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives... [Read More]

NEH Director Jim Leach at UVA

September 1, 2009

NEH Director Jim Leach visited the University of Virginia in September and, among other events, met with several members of the UVA digital humanities community who have received NEH support in their projects. He also presented a set of formal remarks to the UVA Board of Visitors and guests at a celebration marking the reopening of the UVA Art Museum... [Read More]

IATH hosts Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) workshop - July 2009

July 1, 2009

IATH recently hosted a three-day joint workshop of the University of Virginia Music Library and Universität Paderborn, to further develop specifications for the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) schema. MEI is an XML application for the representation of music notation, designed to support scholarly research and preservation of cultural heritage material. Development of MEI began in 1999 when Perry Roland of the University of Virginia Library saw the need for an comprehensive mark-up language for musical notation, which has been used in Western music for over a thousand years. Scores are stored in manuscript or print form in libraries all over the world, but only a fraction are stored in digital form (often as image files) and only a small portion of that is in a machine-readable form containing the structural and semantic information that would allow scholars to carry out computer-assisted research... [Read More]