Showcase Program

The showcase will feature the following projects:

Jennifer Porter (Geography, Graduate Student) and the Lake Union Lab Team:

Lake Union Lab – A Project of the UW Cities CollaboratoryThe Lake Union Lab is an transdisciplinary study of place addressing how digital tools expand and challenge disciplinary narratives about urbanism, crafting responses to the challenges of 21st century cities. Our goal is to create a digital hub that is accessible to many publics and expands urban discourses by producing new place-based-knowledge. This work engages undergrad and grad students from different disciplines in researching the history and futurity of Lake Union through digital tools.

Moon Kim (UW Libraries, Librarian)

“Digital Art History in Practice or: How a 1681 Manuscript Brought Art Historians into the 21st Century”

Pietro Mellini’s Inventory in Verse, 1681 ( is the inaugural born-digital open-access web publication of the Getty Research Institution (GRI), based on a MS housed in the GRI’s Special Collections. The project is the result of a multi-disciplinary team collaborating on a “polyvocal” research project, and experimenting with innovative ways to conduct research and produce art historical scholarship online.

Lydia Heberling (English, Graduate Student)

“Coast to Cactus: Community Stories of Place in San Diego County”

As someone who is interested in the relationship between place, identity, and stories, my goal with this digital project is to partner with the San Diego Natural History Museum in their exhibition, “Coast to Cactus,” and gather visitor stories, memories, and responses to places in San Diego County and compile them into a digital map. In addition, I would integrate literatures published about these regions, so that it represents a plurality of voices, perspectives, and experiences of a place.

Monica De La Torre (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Graduate Student)

“Archiving the Waves: A Digital Archive of Radio KDNA”

Archiving the Waves: A Digital Archive of Radio KDNA is a digitization and preservation project for the nation’s first full-time noncommercial Spanish-language radio station—Radio KDNA—located in Granger, WA. For this presentation, I will highlight the challenges and successes of this process. I will also discuss how I critically engage the archiving process in order to contextualize this archive within a current and historical perspective.

Annie Fee (Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media, Graduate Student)

“A Counter-Cartography of 1920s Paris Film Culture”

This project aims to produce a digital map of inter-war Paris cinema culture. I integrate autobiographical accounts, news stories, fan letters, and details of political meetings held in cinemas to create the first social map of cinemas in 1920s Paris. Each cinema location will be an interactive gateway to the cinema experience of a specific historical community, enabling users to appreciate the experiential richness of cinema-going in the 1920s.

Jacob Oliver (English, Graduate Student)

“‘Keep Moving and Get Out of the Way’: Conversation as Method and Inquiry in the Digital World”

I’m looking at how digital technologies shape humanist inquiry. To do this I examine podcasting as a methodological medium—every utterance and thought can be recorded in real time, without editing, and with commitment to accessibility to honest conversation. My chosen podcast, Roderick on the Line, exhibits all of these qualities. It provides exceptional insight into the Method (drawing from Coleridge) of thought over time, and culminates in John Roderick’s candidacy for Seattle City Council.

Tyler Babbie (English, Graduate Student)

“Mapping Modernism”

“Mapping Modernism” considers how to visualize networks of influence in the literary periodicals digitized in the Modernist Journals Project. Emerging from an ongoing immersion project, “Mapping Modernism” will reveal how modernism happened in time through visualizations, close readings, and analyses. While still in its early phases, my goal is to create a flexible structure that can help people read these journals, using both traditional and digital methods.

Chris Sumption (Near East Languages and Civilization, Undergraduate Student)

“The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project”

The goal of the Emma B. Andrews Diaries Project is to preserve and make accessible a story of the past. Emma B. Andrews is best remembered for her association with the millionaire lawyer turned archaeologist, art and antiquities collector, Theodore M. Davis. Traveling to Egypt with him between 1889 and 1912, Andrews kept detailed journals of these voyages along the Nile, including Davis’s important yet under-reported excavations of 20 significant tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

Leisl Sackschewsky (English, Graduate Student)

“Urban Archives Database”

Developed in 2004, is a website dedicated to the study of public space and urban environments, with a particular focus on how community organizations, artists, students, cultures, and subcultures interact with these spaces. My primary goals are to expand the current library database to include Hip-Hop culture. I currently have over 400 graffiti photos from around the globe and am preparing an album database that will soon be transferred into Omeka and its plug-in Neatline.

Rose Paquet Kinsley (iSchool, Graduate Student)

“The Incluseum”

The Incluseum ( is a project & blog that promotes critical discourse & reflexive practice on inclusion in museums. The Incluseum was launched in 2012 to remedy the state of fragmentation that characterized the landscape of museum inclusion practice & scholarship. We collaborate with museum professionals & scholars worldwide to facilitate the sharing & connecting of innovative & inclusive museum practices & scholarship. Other initiatives include on/offline exhibits & events.

Jeffrey Knight (English, Associate Professor)

“Parker’s Scribes”

This project, a collaboration between scholars and digital experts from the University of Washington, the University of Toronto, and Stanford, aims to use digital interoperable environments to identify and analyze scribal additions to the manuscripts and books collected by Elizabeth I’s Archbishop of Canterbury, Matthew Parker, housed at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

John Vallier (UW Libraries, Archivist/Lecturer)

“Archival Jukebox”

UW Libraries is home to thousands of unique audio and video recordings. Due to murky rights issues, many of these recordings may never be online. The Archival Jukebox, a computer that hosts wide swath of these recordings, is one solution to at least making rare items available in the library. From indie rock and modern dance, to UW lectures and early Seattle jazz, the Libraries Archival Jukebox may just have what you are looking, or listening, for.

Rachel E. Brown (Near East Languages and Civilization, Graduate Student)

“The Newbook Project”

Directed by scholars, we are an independent publishing house dedicated to enabling scholars to make lesser known or understudied literary, historical, and primary texts available quickly and affordably to a wide range of audiences, from specialists to general readers. Our goal is to blend traditional humanities scholarship with dynamic, collaborative, digitally based publishing, and support open access to our texts and technology.

Athea Merredyth (Library and Information Science, Graduate Student)

“FT Tour Archive”

The FT Tour Archive is a data visualization that focuses on the last leg of a musicians tour. It incorporates data curation and digital preservation of crowd sourced material for visual representation of the musicians digital born data. The project allows audience members o reconnect with the musician’s material in a new way while giving the musician access to reusable and translatable data.

Beth Lytle and Megan Carlin (Library and Information Science, Graduate Students)

This is a Digital Humanities project focused on Medieval Arms and Armor. You will find both print and online resources for all your research needs.

Ronnie Thibault (Cultural Studies, Graduate Student)

“The Cultural Politics of Representation, Global Development, and Developmental Difference”

This digital scholarship seeks to understand how organizations represent developmental disabilities in the United States and how they link to the construction of public assumptions about the global South. This exploration highlights the politics embedded within these systems, analyzes media productions and engages Google Maps to locate the intersecting geographies. The interactive map is an accessible archive of humanitarian marketing images, news articles,online platforms and historical data.






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