Current Activities: WHP is engaged in numerous funded and unfunded activities. A few are listed here. The best way to find out more about these projects is to go the our Projects page or drop by and see us!
Our online Nahuatl Dictionary, with NEH-NSF funding, is a joint effort to create a trilingual lexicon of both early and modern Nahuatl, with collaboration from John Sullivan and native speakers from the Huasteca, who work and study at an institute in Zacatecas, Mexico. We also now have several additional, indigenous-language dictionaries under development that draw from this template.
The Mapas Project, with NEH funding, is an effort to create a free, online digital collection of indigenous-authored pictorial manuscripts from colonial Mexico. We developed the Distance Research Environment (DRE) for online collaborative study with this project in mind, but we are retooling the DRE for additional projects now.
Mesoamerican Cultures and their Histories: Spotlight on Oaxaca – This is our second NEH summer institute for schoolteachers. It will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico, in July and August, 2010.
Join Us! If you would like to engage with WHP in defining a new project, ask for support in executing a project you are already germinating, or join an ongoing project please contact Stephanie Wood (swood AT uoregon DOT edu).
Our History: The Wired Humanities Projects grew out of the Wired Humanities Project, founded in 1997 by a handful of feminist scholars under the leadership of Judith Musick, then Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS), and with support from CSWS, the College of Arts and Sciences, and, eventually, the Vice President for Research. With the growth of interest in digital scholarship a the UO as well as the commitment and expertise in Mesoamerican ethonohisory of Stephanie Wood, now its Director, WHP outgrew its gender-specific mission and, in 2009, moved from its original home at CSWS to the Yamada Language Center, a part of the College of Arts and Sciences.