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.


Thai Digital Monastery Project

P.I.: Justin McDaniel, Professor of Southeast Asian and Religious Studies

Creating a monastic digital library for Thailand. More

The Open Richy Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (Oracc)

P.I.: Stephen Tinney Clark, Research Associate Professor of Assyriology, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations; Director, Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary Project and Associate Curator, Babylonian Section, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Co-investigators: Eleanor Robson, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern History, University College London; Niek Veldhuis, Professor of Assyriology, University of California, Berkeley.

Oracc is a collaborative effort to develop a complete corpus of cuneiform whose rich annotation and open licensing support the next generation of scholarly research. It encompasses the Electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, released in 2006. More


P.I.s: Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Al Filreis, Kelly Professor, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing.
Co-investigators: Michael S. Hennessey, Educator Instructor, English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati; Christopher J. Martin, Technical Director; Steve McLaughlin, Podcast Director and Senior Editor; Danny Snelson, PhD English; Kenneth Goldsmith, Lecturer, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing; Chris Funkhouser, Program Director, Communication and Media, New Jersey Institute of Technology; A.L. Nielsen; Jeffrey Boruszak, Ph.D. Candidate, English, University of Texas at Austin; Rebekah Caton, Adjunct Professor, Malagasy Language; Anna Zalokostas; Chris Mustazza, Ph.D. Candidate, English; IT Director, Student Technology and Social Sciences Computing;  John MacDermott, Director for Instructional Technology, SAS Computing; Alina Chin; Henry Steinberg; Jonathan Wilt.

PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. More

Re-Making the Seventh Ward through Digital Mapping and Story-Telling

P.I.: Amy Hillier, Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning

The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois' Seventh Ward is a collection of web-based and printed materials dedicated to sharing the timeless lessons from W.E.B. Du Bois’ classic 1899 book, The Philadelphia Negro. This project was partially funded by the Digital Humanities Forum. More

DEEP 2.0

P.I.: Zachary Lesser, Associate Professor of English

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks is a searchable database allowing students and scholars to study the publishing, printing, and marketing of English Renaissance drama through 1660. This project was partially funded by the Digital Humanities Forum. More