Program Era Project
The Program Era Project documents the aesthetic and cultural influence of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop by employing data visualization software to track connections between Workshop-affiliated writers and follow their migration into prominent positions at other creative writing programs.
Invisible Hawkeyes chronicles black students who attended the University of Iowa. Helping these individuals’ stories to emerge more fully, this website reflects the experiences that defined African American presence at a white, public Midwestern university.
Placing Segregation explores housing segregation and socioeconomic disparities across select nineteenth century American cities through interactive maps and interpretations. This digital edition puts historical census records into an interactive map application, allowing audiences to conduct all kinds of exploratory work such as searching records by name, filtering by occupational groups, or just clicking on points to read about various individuals.
Atlas of Early Printing
The Atlas of Early Printing provides an interactive tool for teaching the early history of printing in Europe during the second half of the fifteenth century.
Equity at Iowa
The Equity at Iowa project is a collaboration between Judith Pascoe (UI English Professor) and Wendy Robertson (University of Iowa Digital Scholarship Librarian), who are working with Nikki White (Digital Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian) and Ethan DeGross (Researcher/Developer) to explore the open data found in the Iowa State Employee Salary Book. In honor of Women’s History Month, each business day of March 2016, we will be pairing a digital photo from the Iowa Women’s Archive or University Archives with a bar chart or graph that makes visible gender differences in professional status and salary allocation, as well as patterns of change across time.
Examining News Media Literacy
Examining News Media Literacy explores the rise and development of news media literacy through an experimental social-news aggregation environment.
International Writing Program Map
The International Writing Program’s interactive map visualizes nearly 50 years of writerly participation on a global scale.
Pull of Horses
Drawing upon a rich archive of visual materials, Professor Kim Marra’s Pull of Horses focuses on the effect of equine contact with human female bodies, which in particular, aroused concern, as mostly white upper- and middle-class women took up riding en masse in highly visible venues around New York City.
Under the Banner of Waverley
“Under the Banner of Waverley” maps where and when American towns named Waverly were founded, explores why the Waverley novels fascinated nineteenth-century readers, and illustrates how Walter Scott’s legacy continues today.
The Little Magazine Database (LMDB) is an ambitious project that provides a means for collecting, understanding, and exploring the breadth and variety and ultimately the importance of the little magazine in the Sixties.
This interactive version of Ludwig Wittegnstein’s philosophical work is built around a subway-style map with the aim of making it easier to navigate the sequences of statements laid out in the book. This is the first Tractatus website to provide a map of the book’s overall structure, and the only one that provides parallel access to the earlier versions of the text in the Prototractatus.
Migration is Beautiful
Through life stories, interconnecting themes, and maps, visitors explore the contributions of Latina/os to Iowa’s economic, social, and cultural history, beginning with the settlement of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Iowa over a hundred years ago and extending to Puerto Rican Americans and Central Americans.
Scholarship@Iowa showcases scholarship and scholarly resources related to diversity at The University of Iowa. It is our hope that students and faculty interested in diversity and the research in and around these historical underrepresented groups will explore our archives and find themselves and their Scholarship@Iowa.
Explorer’s Legacy looks at the history and impact of Explorer I and UI professor James Van Allen’s role in the space race.
Uptight & Laid-back
Uptight & Laid-back: Iowa City in the 1960s, is an ongoing collaborative project developed by University Archivist David McCartney and the Studio. Curated topics pages and an interactive map map invite the public to explore an array of material associated with the campus and the community during this dynamic and turbulent decade.
This digital collection features folk tales of the Madurese people, the third largest ethnic population in Indonesia. Collected by Professor William Davies of The University of Iowa’s Department of Linguistics, these videos of native storytellers performing traditional and historical narratives are accompanied by four different kinds of written texts: the original Madurese, English and Indonesian translations, and an interlinear format which includes morpheme-by-morpheme glosses, the common format for linguistic analysis.
Death and Life at Bolores and the Sizandro Valley, Portugal
Death and Life at Bolores and the Sizandro Valley, Portugal showcases the archaeological research carried out by Professor Katina Lillios, University of Iowa students, and collaborators at the third millennium BCE burial at Bolores (Torres Vedras, Portugal) and investigations in the Sizandro Valley.
Fluxus Digital Collection
The Fluxus Digital Collection is an online archive that gathers an eclectic range of artworks by one of the most important movements of the twentieth century.
Oakdale Community Choir Site
Professor Mary Cohen’s Oakdale Community Choir site documents the activities of the choir which provides choral singing experiences for men (inside singers) in the general population of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center (Oakdale Prison) who are not restricted to their units and for women and men (outside singers) in the community who have an interest in learning more about issues in the prison system locally and across the state and nation.
&MIX is an initiative of the University of Iowa Libraries to encourage the creative reuse of public domain materials in the Iowa Digital Library by students and the general public.
Iowa History Connections
Iowa History Connections provides an online starting point for Iowa educators, students, and interested members of the public to access digital materials that explore the history of Iowa in word, image, and audio. IHC aims to further cultivate an appreciation for our rich Iowa history and to facilitate its inclusion across the social studies curriculum.
The UI Libraries’ participatory archives platform brings thousands of primary source documents to the public for crowdsourced interactivity. We’re appealing to the public to help us work with these documents by attaching text in the form of transcriptions, tags, and comments. By engaging volunteers to contribute effort toward large-scale goals, these mass quantities of digitized artifacts become searchable, allowing researchers to quickly seek out specific information, and general users to browse and enjoy the materials more easily.
This digital archive encompasses the oral histories from coffee pickers, farmers, hacendados (owners of vast farming land), women and teens from the mountainous western area of Puerto Rico known as the coffee zone. This archive is the first to record and preserve the coffee zone’s dialect and oral histories. The collection also include the ways in which women in the coffee industry have handled the micro-changes in their community, and how these changes have played a role in the preservation, and sometimes annihilation, of the coffee zone’s dialect.
Shakeosphere allows users to visualize, map, and explore social networks in Shakespeare’s England and beyond, from 1473-1800. Our goal is to make it easy and intuitive to see and search the ways that books, letters, and other documents connected readers, writers, printers, publishers, and booksellers around the globe.
Dutch in the World
Professor Julie Hochstrasser resituates Dutch art and nurtures new ways of thinking about art and visual culture from the seventeenth century to today.
Interactive maps help tell the story of Professor Colin Gordon’s Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City. Four interactive series of maps, each touching on a major theme developed in the book, also include a selection of documents, linked from the maps or the accompanying text boxes.
Creative Alternatives examines artists in East and West Berlin experimenting with action art (including performance, installation, and art “actions” in public space) in the decades surrounding German unification in 1989/90.
Paper Through Time
Professor and MacArthur Fellow, Tim Barrett explores the history, composition, craft, and conservation of paper through time.
Remappings: Christians and Jews in Early England enables users to explore Jewish-Christian interaction in England during the middle ages and renaissance. Interactive maps are central to this project, which combines the accuracy of GIS technology with the rich aesthetics of early cartography
Mapping Independent Media Centers
The growth of independent media production throughout the mid- to late-twentieth century was supported by a network of organizations, including museums, archives, artist collectives, and equipment access centers designated as “Media Arts Centers.” Mapping the Independent Media Community explores this history developing digital tools for visualizing data related to the Media Arts Center Movement and the production, distribution, exhibition, and collection of independent media in the United States and abroad.