Projects and Boards

Sound Studies projects
Co-Applicant, SpokenWeb research program, a seven-year project funded through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Grant program under the directorship of Jason Camlot at Concordia University, Fall 2018 to present.

I am involved in the AMPPD: Audiovisual Metadata Platform project, an Andrew W. Mellon-funded initiative at Indiana University to support the development of software that would assist libraries in the preservation, management, and dissemination of audiovisual files in digital formats, Fall 2017 to present.

PI, HiPSTAS Research and Development with Repositories (HRDR) is an National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project under the Preservation and Access category to increase access to significant digitized spoken word sound recordings. The University of Texas School of Information and the Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign received two years of funding to develop and evaluate a computational system that will allow librarians and archivists to use machine learning and visualization to
automate processes for discovering and cataloging.

PI, High Performance Sound Technologies for Search and Analysis (HiPSTAS): is an National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Institute in Advanced Technologies in the Digital Humanities. At these meetings, participants will be introduced to advanced computational analytics such as clustering, classification, and visualizations. Participants include a diverse range of librarians, archivists, scholars (including graduate students), and cultural heritage professionals from all types of institutions, disciplinary backgrounds, and expertise, who are interested in working with sound collections and technologies.

ProseVis: a visualization tool for analyzing the sound of text.

Information Work
Member, Theme Organizing Committee for the Good Systems, Bridging Barriers project at UT Austin, Fall 2018 to present.

I was a member of the Information Work Research Group, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) training grant, 2012-2016.

Editions and editorial projects
With Gaby Divay. “The Firstling/Erstling/He Complex by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.” Amanda Gailey and Andy Jewell, eds. Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing 33 (2012):

In Transition: Selected Poems by the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.” Digital Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD, 2009. Aggregated in NINES, 2011. Available online.

@BaronessElsa: A Twitter feed for the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s autobiography. The @BaronessElsa Archive appears on this blog.

BaronessElsa: An Autobiographical Manifesto: a work-in-progress scholarly edition of the Baroness’s autobiography and associated papers.

Infrastructure development projects
Advanced Research Consortium

Versioning projects
Modernist Versions Project :an initiative to build an integrated environment for digital ingestion, collation, mark-up, and display of modernist literary works that exist in multiple witnesses.

The Versioning Machine: a framework and an interface for displaying multiple versions of text encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. VM 4.0 has been updated to be P5 compatible.

Advisory Boards
Text in Performance, an National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project to train humanists in two digital tools, Gentle and Drift, which work together to align text with audio tracks and measure pitch-shifting, under the directorship of Marit MacArthur (Cal State Bakersfield & UC Davis) and Neil Verma (Northwestern), with Mara Mills (NYU) as co-investigator and Lee Miller (UC Davis) and Robert Ochshorn as consultants.

Transparency to Visibility (T2V): Network Visualization in Humanities Research, a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project to develop and test new computational approaches to extracting and visualizing relationships in bodies of texts, under the directorship of Scott Graham, UT Austin.

podcastRE project: a project for preserving podcasts and presenting an interface for researching them. Under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Morris in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Digitization for Everybody – Dig4E, an Andrew W. Mellon-funded project at the University of Michigan, under the directorship of Paul Conway, October 2018- September 2020.

Institute for Museum and Library Services-funded project involving WGBH and the Pop Up Archive for “Improving Access to Time-Based Media through Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning.”

Research Associate for the Radio Preservation Task Force of the Library of Congress.

Digital Pedagogy In The Humanities: Concepts, Models, And ExperimentsIn conjunction with the Modern Language Association, an open-access, curated collection of downloadable, reusable, and remixable pedagogical resources for humanities scholars interested in the intersections of digital technologies with teaching and learning.

Modernist Networks

Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Kansas

Editorial Boards:
Journal of Cultural Analytics, 2016 to present.

Information & Culture: A Journal of History (until 2017)

Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (until 2014)

The Katherine Anne Porter Correspondence Project