Topic: Digital humanities

Ransom Center Launches Online Digital Image Collection

Nov. 11, 2013

[caption id="attachment_43142" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="This page in the scrapbook highlights an engraved notice for American magician S. S. Baldwin's performances in Peking, China, in 1879, pasted above a review for an appearance at the Academy of Music (city and date unknown)."]This page in the scrapbook highlights an engraved notice for American magician S. S. Baldwin's performances in Peking, China, in 1879, pasted above a review for an appearance at the Academy of Music (city and date unknown).[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has launched a new platform of freely available digitized images of collection materials on its website.

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NEH Awards $235,000 to Improve Accessibility to Historical Audio Files

Sept. 26, 2012

A professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to develop the tools to sort and analyze recordings of poetry, speeches and folk tales in much the way that music files are already routinely analyzed.

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Foundations of Modern Cartography Now Visible Online and in Detail

Aug. 15, 2012

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has introduced an online database for its entire Kraus map collection. The 36map collection, acquired in 1969 by Harry Ransom from the New York antiquarian dealer Hans P. Kraus, features a wide range of individual maps of Europe and America, atlases, a rare set of large terrestrial and celestial globes (ca. 1688) produced by the Italian master Vincenzo Coronelli and a group of manuscript letters by Abraham Ortelius.

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