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Featured Digital Projects & Publications

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Printing in Prisons

This website explores the use of printing presses at Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) from the 1890s through the prison’s closure in 1970.

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on the left: a brief description of the School Protests in Africa project. on the right: a choropleth map of the African continent.

School Protests in Africa

School Protests In Africa tracks the important role of schools and school-based actors like students and teachers in galvanizing struggles for social and political change in Africa.

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Additional Digital Projects & Publications

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Contributors: Cassandra Hradil, Quinn Gruber, Alisha Kumar, Mia Kim
Description: DoubleSpeak is the University of Pennsylvania’s only journal for literary translation and the only literary translation journal in the country run by undergraduate students. Founded over a decade ago, our annual (print and online) journal celebrates a range of languages and cultures through thoughtful curation of poets across centuries and around the world. We publish translations of poems both little-known and internationally beloved, from a profound variety of languages and dialects. Along with the original on the facing page, each translation is accompanied by a biographical note about the poet and a substantial “translator’s note,” in which the contributor reflects on particular challenges of the translation process.
Project partners and sponsors: Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania Student Activities Council

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Contributors: Prof. Julia Heim, Prof. Samantha Gillen, Cosette Bruhns Alonso, Cassandra Hradil, Andy Janco
Description: PRIMA is an interactive Open Educational Resource designed for Italian language learning and instruction through searchable media clips, short narratives, and pedagogical resources.
Project partners and sponsors: Department of Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, Penn Arts & Sciences Language Center

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Contributors: Nat DiFrank, Che Gossett, Cassandra Hradil, Cynthia Heider, Nat Rivkin, Liz Rose, Eva Pensis

Description: The Philadelphia Trans Oral History Project (PTOHP) is a community engagement initiative that preserves and makes publicly accessible the stories of trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people.

Project partners and sponsors: The Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies (FQT Center), Price Lab for Digital Humanities, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
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This is a tutorial to create a local webserver to serve files. We will re-purpose a Wi-Fi router to serve data over Wi-Fi to the browser on local devices such as phones and tablets. This is a great way to share digital archives and data with people in locations with limited internet access.

A yellow Wi-Fi router box that has been re-purposed as a local webserver.