Grants and Projects

Building Sustainable Digital Scholarship Support at Harvard
Pizzorno, G., Schreiner, M., Emanuel, J. P., Bentley, B., Barthelmy, W. F., Crawford, C., Guillette, J., et al. (2018). Building Sustainable Digital Scholarship Support at Harvard . Harvard University Library S.T. Lee Innovation Grant, $19,950 (Co-Investigator).Abstract

This grant supports on a series of initiatives designed to improve support for Digital Scholarship at Harvard, by providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to acquire digital skills and support their efforts to apply them in research and curricular contexts. In particular, it supports the expansion of the Library’s role in Digital Scholarship through the development of a sustainable, scalable training program in digital methods for its staff. This expansion aligns with the Harvard Library objectives for delivering innovative and programmatic support for Research, Teaching and Learning in delivering innovative and programmatic support for learning and research in partnership with faculty and other research and pedagogical support organizations.

Hedera: A Personalized Vocabulary Database and Readability Gauge
Schiefsky, M., Livingston, I., Brown, R. M., Emanuel, J. P., & Barthelmy, W. F. (2018). Hedera: A Personalized Vocabulary Database and Readability Gauge . Harvard University Foreign Language Advisory Group (FLAG) Development Grant, $2,500 (Co-Investigator).Abstract
Hedera facilitates the application of second language acquisition research to teaching and learning by enabling users to maintain custom lists of known vocabulary and analyzing texts to see what percentage of words the user knows. A prototype of Hedera is being developed for Latin in order to create readable texts for beginning Latin students and to facilitate Latin teachers' selection of passages for reading and assessment.
Hedera: A Personalized Vocabulary Database and Readability Gauge
Schiefsky, M., Livingston, I., Brown, R. M., Emanuel, J. P., & Barthelmy, W. F. (2018). Hedera: A Personalized Vocabulary Database and Readability Gauge . Harvard University Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund for Digital Arts and Humanities, $12,000 (Co-Investigator).Abstract
Hedera facilitates the application of second language acquisition research to teaching and learning by enabling users to maintain custom lists of known vocabulary and analyzing texts to see what percentage of words the user knows. A prototype of Hedera is being developed for Latin in order to create readable texts for beginning Latin students and to facilitate Latin teachers' selection of passages for reading and assessment.
Harvard Yard Archaeology Project
Capone, P., Loren, D., Emanuel, J. P., & Wolf, A. (2018). Harvard Yard Archaeology Project . Harvard University Information Technology/Faculty of Arts and Sciences (HUIT/FAS) Project Review Board Grant, $25,000 (Co-Investigator).Abstract
For over a decade, sections of Harvard Yard have been opened up every other fall so that students in the College can study the history that lies beneath their feet. The excavation is part of the Archaeology of Harvard Yard (ANTH 1130 and 1131), a two-semester course offered biennially by the Department of Anthropology and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

The Peabody Museum has displayed artifacts from this excavation in its “Digging Veritas” exhibit since 2008, and a recent partnership between Academic Technology for FAS (AT-FAS) and the Peabody is bringing the dig to life in a new, technologically-advanced way, using an online exhibition tool (Omeka) and an augmented reality (AR) application that allows users both to view 3D reconstructions of the trenches, and to access student-authored "object biographies" of key finds from the excavation.

More information is available at the following links:

 

Hedera: A Personalized Vocabulary Database and Readability Gauge
Schiefsky, M., Livingston, I., Brown, R. M., Emanuel, J. P., & Barthelmy, W. F. (2018). Hedera: A Personalized Vocabulary Database and Readability Gauge . Harvard Initiative in Learning and Teaching (HILT) Targeted Support Grant, $65,332 (Co–Investigator).Abstract

Awardees will incorporate more languages and enhanced features into Hedera, a web application that supports research-based language pedagogy.

Hedera facilitates the application of second language acquisition research to teaching and learning by enabling users to maintain custom lists of known vocabulary and analyzing texts to see what percentage of words the user knows. A prototype of Hedera was built for Latin in order to create readable texts for beginning Latin students.

The project team aims to begin incorporating more languages into Hedera, starting with Ancient Greek and Russian. New features include a reading environment, where the user can access their custom glossary, and making the platform adaptive by offering recommended readings as the learner’s vocabulary grows. The team hopes that Hedera will be adopted by instructors, students, and independent learners.

More information is available at the following links:

IIIF-Compliant Scholars’ Workspace for Visual Material (Planning Grant)
Emanuel, J. P., & Harward, V. J. (2016). IIIF-Compliant Scholars’ Workspace for Visual Material (Planning Grant) . Inaugural Harvard University Information Technology ‘Small Ask’ Grant, $26,000 (Co-Investigator).Abstract

Planning Phase for a IIIF-Compliant Scholars’ Workspace for Visual Material.

The goal of this project is to develop requirements and strategic recommendations for a unified approach to the implementation of an International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)-compliant online workspace that will enable faculty, students, and researchers to collect, store, share, annotate, and arrange high resolution digital images for teaching and research.

For more information on the International Image Interoperability Framework (and IIIF at Harvard), see:

Emanuel, J. P. (2018). "Stitching Together Technology for the Digital Humanities With the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)." In R. Kear and K. Joranson (eds.), Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships: A Critical Examination of Labor, Networks, and Community. Cambridge: Chandos Elsevier, pp. 125-135.

The Medieval Scrolls Digital Archive
Kelly, T. F., Kienzle, B., Stoneman, W., Harward, J. V., Emanuel, J. P., Grigoli, L., & Baker, T. M. (2014). The Medieval Scrolls Digital Archive . Inaugural Harvard University Lasky–Barajas Digital Humanities Innovation Fund, $12,000 (Co-Investigator).Abstract

The goal of this project was to develop the first online database of Medieval Scrolls in collections worldwide (http://medievalscrolls.com). The online database and website were developed in concert with two projects by Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University: