Digital Projects

Mapping Texts: Visualizing American Historical Newspapers
Mapping Texts is an initiative to develop new methods for analyzing and visualizing language patterns embedded within massive collections of historical newspapers. A collaboration with Stanford University and designated a “We the People” project by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008
Voting America examines the evolution of U. S. presidential politics from the beginning of the modern party system through the present day, offering a wide array of cinematic and interactive visualizations of county-level voting on the county level during the last two centuries of presidential elections.
Texas Slavery Project
The Texas Slavery Project is an initiative to help scholars and students understand the spread of slavery into the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. Supported by a grant from the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, Texas.
History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research
The History Engine is a teaching tool focused on using technology to make active learning and student collaboration a central part of the university classroom experience. Supported by grants from the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education.
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
The Valley of the Shadow is a large digital archive at the University of Virginia documenting the coming, fighting, and aftermath of the Civil War in one northern and one southern community.