Digital Scholarship

The projects on this page are the outcome of our mission to build digital content and systems in order to generate and advance humanistic knowledge. They represent the ongoing, interdisciplinary digital humanities scholarship of CDRH staff, fellows, and affiliates.


The Aida research team explores applications of image analysis and machine learning in digital libraries of historic materials.

CDRH Fellow Project
Ardhi Initiative

The purview of this project is to investigate the 1850-1960 history of African land acquisitions, increasing the chances of re-discovering home-grown solutions

Across the Spectrum

Across the Spectrum provides an extensive searchable digital archive of John G. Neihardt's collected letters along with previously uncollected essays and reviews.

The African Poetry Digital Portal

The African Poetry Digital Portal is a resource for the study of African Poetry providing access to biographical information, news, images and documents.

American Indian Treaties Portal

The American Indian Treaties Portal provides project-overlay-texts of American Indian treaties, peer-reviewed articles, and an original biography of Charles J. Kappler.

Army Officers' Wives

Army Officers' Wives narratives, photographs, commentary, and documents tell the significance of the experience of Army officers' wives on the Great Plains.

Austen Said

Austen Said: Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels explores not only individual speech but patterns of speech in Austen's six completed major novels.

Cornhusker Marching Band History

Since its formation in 1879, through multiple names and uniforms and purposes, the marching band's history has been intertwined with a larger community.


COVE is a scholar-driven open-access platform that publishes both peer-reviewed material and "flipped classroom" student projects built with our online tools.

CDRH Fellow Project
Birds of Nebraska

Birds of Nebraska is an archive of history for birdlife in the state, with access to a great variety of newspaper articles and other sources from 1854 to 1923.

Broken Bow Land Office Homestead Records
This project seeks to preserve and provide wider access to the information stored in microfilm from the Broken Bow Land Office.

Cartas a la Familia

Cartas a la Familia / The Family Letters preserves, digitizes, and analyzes the correspondence of a Mexican American family that migrated from Zacatecas, Mexico.

Casting Digital Nets

Casting Digital Nets explores the long, strange journey of Lake Andes as it moved from a Yankton possession, to a state-supported bass bonanza, to a federal wildlife refuge.

The Charles Chesnutt Digital Archive

Writing in the years after Reconstruction as white supremacy took new virulent forms, Charles W. Chesnutt addressed issues including race, identity, violence, and class.

Civil War Washington

This project examines D.C. from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War.

Cuban Battlefields

Cuban Battlefields provides a rich record of the Spanish-Cuban-American War, created to support archeological investigation of the of 1898.

Digging In

A prototype web site for research on Nebraska's immigrant trails, Digging In features the site report from the 2005 UNL dig at the Beaver Creek Trail Crossing Site.

The Digital Archaic Heraion Project

The Digital Archaic Heraion Project presents an early Greek temple excavated at Corfu, including more than 500 architectural fragments scanned in 3D.

Digital History Project

The purpose of the Digital History Project is to educate scholars and the public about the state of digital history as a discipline.

Elia Peattie

Elia Peattie: An Uncommon Writer, An Uncommon Woman is a digital archive based on the life and writings of Elia Peattie, an early Nebraska journalist, novelist, and playwright.

Envisaging the West

Envisaging the West is an electronic archive that reveals the evolution of Thomas Jefferson's thoughts on the West while he and others planned the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Every Week Magazine

Every Week Magazine, published from 1915-1918, was a significant magazine phenomenon of its day, with a weekly circulation of 600,000 copies.

CDRH Fellow Project
Fanny Fern

Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger explores one of the most successful periods in the career of newspaper columnist Fanny Fern.

CDRH Fellow Project
14th-Century Oxford Theology

This projects seeks to make more of the works of English philosopher and theologian John Wyclif available online.

French 17

French 17 provides an annual survey of the work done each year in the general area of 17th-century French studies.

The Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project

This project is a space for telling the stories of the American Indian children who attended Genoa, their communities, and their descendants.

Gilded Age Plains City

Gilded Age Plains City is a walk through the complex political, social, and cultural terrain of Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Good Person

The Good Person contains a representative collection of Yoruba proverbs compiled and translated by the late Oyekan Owomoyela.

The Great Plains During World War II

The Great Plains During World War II explores civilian and military life in the Great Plains from September 1939 to August 1945.

The History Harvest

The History Harvest is an open, digital archive of historical artifacts gathered from communities across the United States.

Loren Eiseley's Nebraska

Loren Eiseley's Nebraska focuses on Loren Eiseley (1907-1977), a writer and anthropologist who spent his formative years in Nebraska.

Louis XIV

Images of Power in the Time of Louis XIV illustrates the manner in which Louis XIV made use of images to spread the idea of monarchical power in the Seventeenth Century.

Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

This website makes available the text of the celebrated Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals, edited by Gary E. Moulton.

The Latin Works of John Wyclif

The Latin Works of John Wyclif seeks to make freely and publicly available the text of the Latin philosophical and theological writings of John Wyclif.

Livingstone Online

Livingstone Online is a digital museum and library that allows users to encounter the written and visual legacy of the famous Victorian explorer David Livingstone.

CDRH Fellow Project
Mountain Meadows Massacre

This digital history project examines public discourse surrounding the mass murder of 120 Arkansas emigrants by Mormon settlers in southwest Utah.

Nebraska Authors

Nebraska Authors celebrates individual writers and the community of Nebraska authors; it is a tribute to the creative continuation of Nebraska's wonderful literary tradition.

Nebraska Newspapers

Nebraska Newspapers expands upon work in Chronicling America by presenting other historically significant newspapers from Nebraska.

Nebraska Public Documents

Nebraska Public Documents provides free public access to digitized historic annual reports of state agencies in Nebraska

Nebraskaland Magazine Digital Archive

Nebraskaland Magazine Digital Archive allows you to browse the pages of Nebraska’s favorite hunting, fishing, and conservation magazine from the beginning.

O Say Can You See

O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family examines and visualizes the social world of the nation's capital by encoding and analyzing legal records.

Ohio Hopewell

Ohio Hopewell: Ancient Crossroads of the American Midwest is dedicated to preserving archaeological collections of the Hopewell Culture of the Ohio River Valley.

Omaha Indian Heritage

In an effort to make Omaha artifacts and photographic images more available, this project is creating an online catalogue of tribal resources drawn from international sources.

Omaha & Ponca Digital Dictionary

Omaha & Ponca Digital Dictionary is an important step toward preserving the endangered languages of the Omaha and Ponca tribes.

Omaha Language Learning

Omaha Language Learning website provides access to Omaha language materials, both old and new. It promotes the Omaha language, culture, and community.

One More Voice

One More Voice, a work of digital humanities scholarship, focuses on recovering non-European contributions from nineteenth-century British imperial and colonial archives.

CDRH Fellow Project
Open ONI

Open ONI is a community-maintained project to make historic American newspapers browsable and searchable on the web.

Poetry from the Plains

Poetry from the Plains features poetry that explores topics central to Nebraskans and other residents of the Great Plains.

Plains Humanities Alliance

Plains Humanities Alliance is dedicated to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Great Plains region.

Quills & Feathers

Quills & Feathers project is a documentation of the literary relationship between Great Plains humans and birds.

Radical Scatters

Radical Scatters presents documents carrying over one hundred fragmentary texts composed by Dickinson in the final decades of her life.

Railroads and the Making of Modern America

Railroads and the Making of Modern America explores the dynamic social change that came between 1850 and 1900 with the growth of railroads.

Recovery Hub for Women Writers

The Recovery Hub for American Women Writers supports projects recovering the work of women writers by providing digital access or extending them with digital tools.

Revitalizing and Enhancing MayaArch3D

Revitalizing and Enhancing MayaArch3D is revitalizing and enhancing the 3D WebGIS component of the MayaArch3D Project.

Roz Payne Sixties Archive

The Roz Payne Sixties Archive is a free educational archive of political artifacts from the 1960s-era, collected and saved over the years by Roz Payne.

Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection

This project connects with and builds from the efforts of the Chaco Research Archive to enhance access to archaeological research on Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

Scholarly Editing

Scholarly Editing is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal committed to the development and advancement of all aspects of textual and documentary editing

The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk

The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk looks at the intersection of race and childhood between 1880 and 1939 as viewed through children’s literature.

Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom

Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom is a peer-reviewed digital humanities project that reimagines how to teach Victorian Studies through a positive, race-conscious lens.

CDRH Fellow Project
Writings of Thomas Wentworth Higginson

A study of the life of Thomas Wentworth Higginson is an avenue to understanding many of the issues that dominated American history and literature from the 1850s to 1910.


Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition Digital Archive captures the ambitions, controversies, criticisms, cultural attitudes, and technologies of the 1890s.

The Walt Whitman Archive

The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible.

The Willa Cather Archive

The Willa Cather Archive is an ambitious endeavor to create a rich, useful, and widely accessible site for the study of Willa Cather's life and writings.

The William F. Cody Archive

The William F. Cody Archive provides an invaluable record of the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American national development.