The number of DH projects created by and for nineteenth-century studies scholars has been growing steadily in recent years (for a comprehensive survey see Adrian S. Wisnicki's “Digital Victorian Studies Today”, Victorian Literature and Culture, 2016). While the most inclusive list of projects concerned with nineteenth-century culture are accessible through Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online (NINES), below you will find a few projects created by members of the Data Caucus. Although these projects have numerous collaborators, I list only the names of the caucus members below the project titles.
Dr. Dino Felluga, General Editor
This site provides users with 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 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).
Dr. Dino Felluga, General Editor
The COVE is The Central Online Victorian Educator, a scholar-driven open-access platform that 1) publishes peer-reviewed Victorian material; 2) provides tools to support Victorian research and pedagogy; and 3) advocates for the interests of the humanities. It is maintained and supported by the North American Victorian Studies Association, the British Association for Victorian Studies, and the Australasian Victorian Studies Association, as well as a number of independent institutions.
Dr. Roger Whitson, Editor
Critical Making in Digital Humanities is a preservation project that captures projects by scholars moving between critical theory and making practices. It seeks to give scholars a richer understanding of the work in digital media that challenges our discipline’s assumptions about hands-on creative work.
Dr. Adrian S. Wisnicki, Director
Dr. Megan Ward, Co-Director
Livingstone Online is a digital museum and library that allows users to encounter the written and visual legacies of the famous Victorian explorer David Livingstone (1813-73). The site draws on recent scholarship and international collaboration to restore one of the British Empire's most iconic figures to the many global contexts in which he worked, traveled, and is remembered.
Dr. Paul Fyfe, Director
Nineteenth-Century Newspaper Analytics reports on an ongoing interdisciplinary partnership to discover what computational methods can help researchers pursue new historical questions about the circulation of ideas, mass visual culture, and the patterns of text and image in the nineteenth-century press.With the help of the NCSU Libraries, NC State researchers acquired content mining rights for 7 terabytes of digitized historical newspapers from collections at the British Library, made available through Gale Cengage’s database of Nineteenth-Century British Newspapers.
Dr. Natalie Houston, Director
The Periodical Poetry Index is a research database of citations to English-language poems published in nineteenth-century periodicals, including texts by nineteenth-century British and American poets, poets from earlier periods, and poems in English translation. The Periodical Poetry Index is a resource for scholars and students of nineteenth-century periodicals and poetry.
Dr. Alison Booth, Academic Director
At the University of Virginia Library Scholars’ Lab, advanced students and researchers from across the disciplines partner on digital projects and benefit from expert consultation and teaching. Our highly-trained faculty and staff focus especially on the digital humanities, geospatial information, and scholarly making and building at the intersection of our digital and physical worlds.
Dr. Kate Holterhoff, Director
Visual Haggard is a digital archive intended to preserve, centralize, and improve access to the illustrations of popular Victorian novelist H. Rider Haggard (1856 - 1925). The majority of Haggard’s approximately fifty novels were lushly illustrated, many of them repeatedly in different editions and by different illustrators. Illustration was always an essential part of reading Haggard’s romances during the nineteenth-century. Visual Haggard seeks to revalue and reintegrate the illustrations of Haggard's novels as unique artworks and texts for contemporary audiences.
Dr. Alison Hedley, Editor
The Yellow Nineties Personography is a searchable biographical database of the persons who contributed to the aesthetic periodicals remediated in digital editions on The Yellow Nineties Online. It enables users to query, visualize, and analyze the relationships, connections, and social networks of magazine contributors.