Category: Projects

  • It’s a Bird! It’s a Project! It’s a Bird Project!

    It’s a Bird! It’s a Project! It’s a Bird Project!

    You may have observed some seemingly odd experiments if you’ve walked past the Digital Studio this semester. What are all those flashing lights, and are those… birds? In reality, what you’re witnessing is an important contribution to undergraduate pedagogy here at BC. Hands-on time with specimens is a critical component of any Biology curriculum, especially…

  • Catholic Almanacs Project Getting Off The Ground

    Catholic Almanacs Project Getting Off The Ground

    One unexpectedly rich source about the history of Catholicism in the United States is a series of Catholic almanacs containing extensive data about US dioceses throughout the nineteenth century. Today, the almanacs are housed at Boston College Libraries, and some are digitized and made available by Villanova, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive. Now, as part…

  • Building Data Tools for Exploring the Past

    Building Data Tools for Exploring the Past

    When most people think about data analysis and building databases, they don’t typically imagine using them for literature and music scholarship. But that’s precisely the work I’ve been doing this semester. With Professor Maia McAleavey, BC professor of English, I have been building an interactive web portal for a research project exploring the composition of…

  • Seeking Bradstreet: Going From the Material to the Digital

    Seeking Bradstreet: Going From the Material to the Digital

    As an archeologist, I have excavated everywhere, from the deserts of Jordan to the hills of Tuscany in pursuit of cities, villas, and tombs, but never before have I dug to discover the life of a poet. That’s why I jumped at the chance when Dr. Christy Pottroff, BC Professor of English, invited me to…

  • Digital Medieval Studies

    Digital Medieval Studies

    I talk about creating my DH capstone project. How DH Has Helped Me Make Sense of My Field Early in my graduate studies, when I took the Digital Humanities Colloquium at Boston College, the professor had us read a series of definitions of “the Digital Humanities” to introduce us to the scope of the work…

  • Apple’s Reality Composer, a Free AR App

    Apple’s Reality Composer, a Free AR App

    In collaboration with the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning (CDIL), Digital Scholarship and the BC Libraries have begun exploring the use of AR experiences in teaching and research. As part of this effort, we have been experimenting with Apple’s Reality Composer, a free AR app that allows for the creation of basic AR experiences…