Michael J. Price Lab for Digital Humanities

Other DH Projects at Penn

Penn has many exciting digital humanities projects underway beyond what the Price Lab funds. Lead researchers on these other projects include several members of the Price Lab Executive Board and other scholars closely involved in the activities of the Lab. Included in the following list are projects funded by the Digital Humanities Forum, the two-year pilot initative (2013–2015) which led to the Price Lab for Digital Humanities. All researchers are Penn affiliated unless otherwise indicated.


Ajam Media Collective Digital Archive

P.I.: Beeta Baghoolizadeh, Ph.D Candidate, History
Co-investigators: Alex Shams, journalist; Rustin Zarkar, Ph.D Candidate, New York Univeristy; Asher Kohn, editor

The Ajam Digital Archive is a crowd-sourced online database for media and materials from twentieth century Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and their environs. It also includes materials from the diaspora communities of these regions. More

Forensic Audio Analysis to Determine the Provenance of Poetry Recordings

P.I.: Chris Mustazza, Director, Student Technology, School of Arts & Sciences Computing
Co-Investigators: Al Filreis and Charles Bernstein, Directors, PennSound

This project involves the digitization and analysis of a cache of poetry recordings made at Columbia University in the 1930s and ‘40s. This project was partially funded by the Digital Humanities Forum. More

Cross-border Migration and Empire-Making in Early Modern China

P.I.: Siyen Fei, Associate Professor of History

This project will utilize GIS tools to map the cross border population flow—both voluntary (merchants, settlers) and forced (captives, slaves)—in late 16th and early 17th century China. This project was partially funded by the Digital Humanities Forum. More


P.I., Timothy Powell, Senior Lecturer, Religious Studies; Director of Native American Projects, American Philosophical Society

The Gibagadinamaagoom project dedicates itself to preserving and revitalizing Anishinaabemowin ('the Anishinaabe language') and culture to empower future generations. Constructed in close consultation with elders from the Leech Lake, White Earth, and Fond du Lac bands, the site utilizes digital technology to enable the Anishinaabeg to recount their own history, in their own language, and on their own cultural terms. More

Late Antique Beth Shean

P.I.: Robert G. Ousterhout, Professor of Byzantine Art and Architecture and Director, Center for Ancient Studies

Robert Ousterhout will create an online exhibit, including a digital archive, that will show the little-explored Late Antique history of the city, Beth Shean in the Galilee, destroyed by an earthquake in 749 CE and excavated by the University of Pennsylvania in the 1920s. This project was partially funded by the Digital Humanities Forum. More