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  • Students in FYS: History and Culture in the Digital Age to Transcribe and Mark Up Page Spreads

    This week, students in the First Year Seminar, History and Culture in the Digital Age, are being introduced to the Wheaton College Digital History Project. Students have read James Gleick's The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, and now they have an opportunity to learn the use of XML markup for historical financial records. […] More »
  • Encoding Financial Records Meeting a Success

    We have just completed a two-day meeting focused on how we might develop standards for encoding financial records from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries using XML/TEI.  Participants from the University of Pittsburgh, SUNY Fredonia, MIT, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Papers of George Washington, and the Women Writers Project at Brown University came to Wheaton […] More »
  • Participants Set to Arrive for NEH-funded Meeting

    Participants will begin arriving Wednesday from throughout the Northeast for a two-day meeting focused on Encoding Financial Records.  The invitational meeting will be held on the Wheaton College Campus, where historians, archivists, and technologists will discuss use of TEI-compliant XML to capture the semantic values of account books from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. More »
  • Digital History Project Receives Start-Up Grant from NEH Office of Digital Humanities

    The Wheaton College Digital History Project has been awarded a Level I Start-Up Grant from the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The following is a summary statement from the grant proposal: Encoding Financial Records for Historical Research Abstract The standard guidelines for scholarly markup of digitized sources, those of […] More »
  • Co-Director Awarded Tuition Scholarship

    Wheaton College Digital History Project Co-Director Kathryn Tomasek has been awarded a Tuition Scholarship to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria in June 2011.  Tomasek is enrolled in historian Ian Gregory's course, Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities.  Gregory is co-author with Paul Ell of Historical GIS: Technologies, Methodologies, […] More »
  • WCDHP Poster Now Viewable

    The poster that Wheaton College Digital History Project Co-Directors Kathryn Tomasek and Zephorene L. Stickney presented at the 2010 Digital Humanities conference at King's College in London last July can now be viewed under the Research tab on this site.  Click on the link below the image to download the pdf for reading. More »
  • Bridget Swift and Peter Szabo Join Wheaton College Digital History Project

    Wheaton Research Partners Bridget Swift '11 and Peter Szabo '12 met last Friday with Wheaton College Archivist and Special Collections Curator Zeph Stickney and with Faculty Technology Liaison Patrick Rashleigh to begin their work with the Wheaton College Digital History Project. More »
  • Wheaton College Digital History Project Launches Website

    A collaborative project involving students, staff, and faculty, the Wheaton College Digital History Project has been digitizing documents from the Wheaton Family Papers since spring 2005, when Wheaton College Archivist and Special Collections Curator Zeph Stickney had the opportunity to purchase the diaries of Eliza Baylies Wheaton.  These diaries supplement the extensive financial records contained […] More »