Research

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) supports research in a variety of ways, including specialized consultations, locating and accessing statistical data, and creating digital publications and websites to present research methodologies and findings. Our geospatial and statistical support resources are highlighted on the resources page. Below, are highlights of some of the sites created in partnership with scholars that present research topics and tools to the public.

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The Battle of Atlanta Tour App

This web-based mobile app combines a narrative of events by Daniel Pollock with maps, video, and images into a handheld resource directing visitors to twelve tour stops. Launched in July 2014 with the sesquicentennial of this turning-point battle in the US Civil War, the tour app enables an exploration of troop movements, significant sites, and major figures across a vastly changed historical landscape.

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Belfast Group Poetry | Networks

This project will create a new version of the Belfast Group website, adding an interactive interface to explore the poets' literary and social networks. With improved tagging and search options, users will have greater access to data about the Belfast writers' community.

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Lincoln Logarithms

Lincoln Logarithms: Finding Meaning in Sermons uses digital tools to analyze fifty-seven sermons delivered after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Emory scholars questioned whether using digital tools to analyze a collection of elegiac sermons might uncover patterns or new insights about Lincoln's memorialization. This project explores what such tools can and cannot show us.

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Readux

Readux enhances access to and facilitates research with Emory's exemplary library holdings. It enables users to browse thousands of digitized texts, add multimedia annotations, and export annotated digital editions.

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Mapping Senufo

This project investigates the category of West African art known as "Senufo," and asks what the term conveys about the art and about historical geographical boundaries.

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Tracking Samothrace

The project developed best practices for digitally recording the discoveries of archaeological excavation through work at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace.

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Voyages/African Origins

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on more than 35,000 slave voyages that forcibly embarked over 12 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers researchers, students, and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.

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Witness to the Holocaust

The late Dr. Fred Roberts Crawford, Director of Emory's Center for Research in Social Change and a witness to the liberation of Dachau, founded and directed the project. The Witness to the Holocaust Project's original aim was to collect eyewitness accounts from the soldiers who liberated the German concentration camps during World War II, from Holocaust survivors, and from other witnesses in order to refute claims that the Holocaust never occurred.

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Yellowbacks at Emory

Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) has digitized over 1,200 yellowbacks in its collection. At more than 4,000 books, Emory's yellowback collection is the second largest in the United States. This site features some of the digitized yellowbacks, available to download and read as a PDF.