A Diachronic Linguistic Study of Language Change in Historical American English (ca. 1800-2000).
This is a research project in historical linguistics that explores a large corpus of texts (Corpus of Historical American English) to track changes in collocations over time (here, specific verb + object pairings). The 114-million word corpus allows us to examine differences across time and genre.
A free, expansive, searchable, reliable, peer-reviewed, copy-edited, easy-to-use overview of the period 1775-1925. Unlike dry chronologies that simply list dates with minimal information about the many noteworthy events of a given year, BRANCH offers a compilation of a myriad of short and long articles on not only high politics and military history but also “low” or quotidian histories (architecture design, commercial history, marginal figures of note, and so on). All articles are peer-reviewed and copy-edited. The resource now includes over 1,250,000 words of published scholarship.
Human Rights Documents: A Collection of Amnesty International's Urgent Action Alerts
This project develops a set of primary research documents on human rights activism from 1975-2007 for research and e-archiving.
A collection of papers, articles, thoughts, and interactive maps edited by Sorin A. Matei, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University.
Punctuation, Meter, and Word Order in the Old Saxon Heliand
This project involves the use of high resolution facsimiles of digitized manuscripts of the 9th-century epic poem, the Old Saxon Heliand. Analysis of the placement of punctus, or the small points, at various locations in the poem provide useful information on how scribes intended the poem to be read aloud or read silently at the time that the poem was put into writing. The project makes use of the British Library's and the Bavarian State library's high resolution facsimiles in order to view the use of punctuation marks more closely and with more precision.
An international digital humanities storytelling project to describe the full cotton commodity chain from seed to second-hand clothing. Using Esri Storymap software, this website allows visitors to explore cotton’s ties around the world and through time in the words and photos of the people who create it