The Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo (GAM) is a human rights organization based in Guatemala City that seeks justice for the thousands of Guatemalans forcibly disappeared during the Internal Armed Conflict (1960-1996). The GAM historical archive project is a collaboration with Haverford Libraries to digitize, describe, and provide access to a collection documenting more than three thousand cases of forced disappearances.
What is digital scholarship?
Digital tools allow us to ask new kinds of research questions and create new forms of knowledge. Digital scholarship brings faculty, students, staff, and community members together to create and share innovative scholarship through computational research and digital publishing methods. Whether you’re interested in collecting research data; building a website, digital collection, or exhibit; creating data visualizations or interactive maps; encoding or analyzing texts; or applying machine learning techniques to large textual and visual collections, our digital scholarship team is ready to partner with you.
What we do:
- Build web applications, data visualizations, and digital publications in all disciplines
- Design course assignments, projects, and exhibits
- Support research and collaborative class projects in partnership with faculty
- Teach digital tools, methods, and literacies
- Manage research data, collections, and projects
- Collaborate with stakeholding communities and faculty partners
Who we are:
Want to start a project?
We'll help you to navigate the options, provide project management and technical expertise during development, as well as the long-term preservation and maintenance of your published work. We can help you to create an assignment using a digital tool or help students complete semester-scale digital projects.
Ticha is a digital explorer for Colonial period texts containing Zapotec, a family of indigenous languages spoken in the region of Oaxaca, Mexico. A project team of linguists, librarians, ethnohistorians, and indigenous language activists digitizes, transcribes, and analyzes the texts, creating digital critical editions of some of the earliest printed texts and manuscripts in the Western hemisphere.
The Bridge is a language learning application that creates vocabulary lists for Classics students learning Latin and Ancient Greek. It also has tools for “lemmatizing” classical texts, in which a list of head words and definitions can be generated from a text file.
A collaboration between Haverford Visiting Assistant Professor of English Sarah Watson and S.C. Kaplan of Rice University, this project collects, organizes, and presents data related to late-medieval laywomen and their books. Through an interactive map of Europe, users are able to visualize networks of manuscripts, texts, and readers and explore the libraries and peregrinations of woman book owners.
With generous support from the Scattergood Foundation, the Quakers and Mental Health project explores connections between the history of mental health care and Quakerism in nineteenth century America through the collection of the Friends Hospital, an early mental health facility in the Philadelphia area. The web site features scholarship, digitized collection materials, and data visualizations exploring life, care, and governance at the asylum.
This project explores a collection of letters written by two prominent Philadelphia-area Quaker families. Using data visualizations and digital scholarship techniques, the project tells explores stories of the families, Quakerism, and Philadelphia in the nineteenth century.
Students in two of Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jake Culberton’s classes created a physical and web exhibit in the spring of 2019 exploring issues related to urban ecology and representations of indigeneity in the construction projects of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. Informed by Actor-Network Theory, the classes wrote digital essays and created a research dashboard that represents the major actors of the controversies surrounding the building project in time and space.