Category: Projects


Social Paper

Social Paper Project Team: Erin Glass Description: Social Paper is a non-proprietary socialized writing environment developed by and for The CUNY Academic Commons. First envisioned by Graduate Center students as part of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy program, Social Paper’s development has been made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Start-Up Grant …

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Student Project: Zine Union Catalog

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Zine Union Catalog Project Team: Jenna Freedman, Lauren Kehoe, Marti Massana Ferre, and Aleksandr Segal Description: is a union catalog dedicated to zines! A union catalog is a resourcle where libraries can share cataloging and holdings information. The Zine Union Catalog (ZUC) lets researchers discover zine holdings by searching a single catalog, and helps librarians copy catalog records …

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Student Project: Excavating the Slave Experience

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Excavating the Slave Experience Project Team: Monika R. Wright, Iris Finkel, and Tristan Goodwin. Team members were students in the Digital Praxis Seminar, Spring 2018. Project Description: The Excavating the Slave Experience (eSe) project is the visual interrogation of several networks of textual and visual historical slave records. For decades, historians and scholars have interrogated these fragmented historical …

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Student Projects: Supported by Provost Digital Innovation Grants (PDIGS)

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Provost Digital Innovation Grants (PDIGS) The Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants support digital projects designed, created, programmed, or administered by doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center. Since 2012, the grants have supported a range of inventive projects across the disciplines. Learn more about PDIG-funded projects below. Every spring, applications are accepted from matriculated doctoral students in …

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Spatiality Apps

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Spatiality Apps Project Team: Steven Romalewski, director of the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research Description: Spatiality Apps provides mobile applications that go beyond the basic tourist information about cities.  He and his team “focus on delivering interesting, detailed, unexpected information often buried in government databases” with the aim of offering new ways of …

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Children Framing Childhoods

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Children Framing Childhoods Project Team: Wendy Luttrell, Professor of Urban Education and Social-Personality Psychology Description: This project investigates the ways young people participate in social structures in her visual ethnography project Children Framing Childhoods. She asks them to take pictures of their family, school, and community life that “emphasize their participation in and insights about larger …

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What They Saved

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What They Saved Project Team: Distinguished Professor Nancy K. Miller (Comp Lit, English, French) Description: What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past reconstructs Professor Miller’s family’s missing past from artifacts passed down to her.  Locks of hair, postcards, receipts, letters written in Yiddish are among the objects which inspire the quest to understand her relatives’ lives and …

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Welfare Rights Initiative: Digital Oral History Project

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Welfare Rights Initiative Project Team: Director Cynthia Tobar, Metadata Librarian at the Mina Rees Library, and Kayla Lawrence, Social Media and PR Intern. Description: The WRI Oral History Project documents the history of the Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI), a grassroots student activist and community leadership training organization located at Hunter College. The aim is to examine, …

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Mapping Occupation: The Union Army and the Meaning of Reconstruction

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Mapping Occupation Project Team: History Professor Gregory Downs (CCNY/GC) Description: Mapping Occupation captures the regions where the United States Army could effectively act as an occupying force in the Reconstruction South. For the first time, it presents the basic nuts-and-bolts facts about the Army’s presence, movements that are central to understanding the occupation of the South. That …

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