We have just been honored by the National Endowment for the Humanities with a Digital Enhancements Grant for our Virtual Oaxaca project, now housed inside the Smithsonian’s Latino Virtual Museum. Come check us out in Second Life! We have three short documentaries by Associate Professor Gabriela Martínez, and we are beginning to build links to curricular materials created by our NEH Summer Scholars! Watch us grow.
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The Global Scholars Program of the University of Oregon’s Office of International Affairs has just notified us that they will provide seed money for the launching of WHP’s Digital Chinese Scrolls Collection. We will digitize and atomize two Chinese scrolls in the collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art for close study by History Professor Ina Asim and colleagues. We will also include the scroll that Garron Hale of the Social Science Instructional Lab digitally enhanced (shown below, in sample images). The long range goal is to create collaborative teams between the UO and universities, archives, and museums in China, involving faculty and students in the transcription, translation, and analysis of these and additional scrolls abroad. We have an agreement with the Library of Congress to include some of their many scrolls, too, if we can find the additional resources that will be necessary for expanding the collection.