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Molly Nebiolo
Last spring, as part of the Open Data Initiative at the Center for Digital Scholarship, I worked with some of Philadelphia’s earliest, and possibly one...
Jeffery Appelhans
Edgar Allen Poe called him: “one of the finest writers, one of the most accomplished scholars, and when not in too great a hurry, one...
Sabrina Bocanegra
Two newly digitized letters from the Julia Rush Letters, 1776-1809 were recently added to the American Philosophical Society’s digital library. As functionality and design testing...
Rafael Ocasio
Rafael Ocasio gave a virtual talk on February 17, 2021 on his book Race and Nation in Puerto Rican Folklore: Franz Boas and John Alden...
Cynthia Heider
The Center for Digital Scholarship is delighted to announce "Visualizing Colonial Philadelphia," an exciting look at historical urbanization created by 2020 APS Digital Humanities Fellow...
Jackie Antolos
A large piece of last semester’s puzzle for me was doing field work with a cultural organization. While studying Secondary Education and History at Temple...
Marian Christ
Image: Page 80 of the Codex, showing a group of three chieftains in boats in the top illustration; below, two of the three seated and...
Elizabeth Manley
In 1912, prominent socialite and social scientist Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons took a month-long pleasure cruise through the West Indies like so many other wealthy...