Hear UR is a student-centered digital project based in the Department of History at the University of Rochester.
This project aims to mark Morgan’s bicentennial by revisiting his various legacies, recovering and publicizing them while at the same time critically reevaluating them.
Architectural Biometrics is a platform that addresses the lack of tools for comparative analysis of spatial data. The platform is inspired by research on the Canadian and Ottoman railways, both of which include an array of prefabricated building designs that display fascinating dissimilarities.
The Bragdon Project uses the digital environment to re-create both the structure and the experience of a building that no longer exists: the main railroad station In Rochester between 1914 and 1963.
The digital humanities project ReEnvisioning Japan aims to capture the changing representations of Japan in the twentieth century through the digital preservation of tourism and travel objects as visual and material culture.
The Seward Family Digital Archive provides unprecedented insight into the life and career of William Henry Seward, and into 19th and early 20th century political, cultural, and family life.The depth and breadth of the collection – which boasts large numbers of pamphlets, broadsides, and other ephemeral materials rarely seen in such numbers in an archival collection of this period – has long attracted the attention of scholars from around the world, and has made it UR’s most consulted and prized collection.
Although presently in its 64th year of publication, TV Guide might be said to be on the verge of becoming doubly obsolete. It is an out-of-date medium—the printed magazine—that provides information about another out-of-date medium, broadcast and cable television. But streaming television services like Netflix and Amazon Prime are only the most recent technological developments that TV Guide has had to weather, the increased availability of cable in the early 1980s being only one.
The Lazarus Project is a multi-spectral imaging project. It envelopes smaller initiatives that span many geographical locations and time periods. In the past, recovery efforts by students, consultants, and directors have discerned new scholarly information on French, Welsh and Italian manuscripts from the Medieval era.
Imagine walking the streets of the oldest living town in British America, able to visit different moments over the past four centuries in order to see both how the town and its residents changed and how the Atlantic world changed around them.