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This page archives student projects on newtFire chronologically. In 2020, newtFire hosts projects developed by students from sibling courses at two universities: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. At Penn State Behrend, student projects are developed under the aegis of the Digital Media, Arts, and Technology (PSU DIGIT) major, while those at Pitt-Greensburg are part of the Center for the Digital Text and Digital Studies undergraduate certificate program (UPG CDT). Student projects prior to 2020 were developed in the University of Pittsburgh system. Several of the projects here ceased development with the termination of a semester (especially those constructed prior to 2015), but others have continued active development.

Please see also student projects developed on through the University of Pittsburgh Honors College. The projects represented on Obdurodon and newtFire are part of a coalition of Pitt and Penn State text encoding courses that maintain a long-standing tradition of interchange and mutual support.

Spring 2021

DIGIT Works schedule: a series of events in April 2021, featuring the spring art show, a panel on Life after DIGIT by DIGIT alumni, together with project presentations by senior DIGIT majors, and projects from Modeling & Simulation, Large-Scale Text Analysis, and Advanced Digital Creations classes.

PSU DIGIT: Senior and Honors Projects PSU DIGIT: Text Analysis
  • PotterPlays: senior project analyzing eight screenplays of the Harry Potter movies [GitHub]
    Bianka Alexander
  • Harambee Dinner Program Archive: seniore project digitally curating and analyzing the dinner programs of the Multi-Cultural Council at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College [GitHub]
    Elizabeth Wheeler Musfi
  • Sherlock Holmes Radio Scripts: investigating radio scripts from the World War II era adapting Arthur Conan Doyle’s serial publications. [GitHub]
    Jacqueline Chan

Fall 2020

DIGIT Project Showcase event schedule: combining student presentations in DIGIT 110, 400, and PHOTO 220: 11 December 2020 @ 10:05am - 1:15pm (Zoom).

PSU DIGIT: Digital Project Design PSU DIGIT: Text Encoding UPG CDT: Coding and Digital Archives

Students formed teams around a set of manuscript or document-processing challenges.

Spring 2020

Coding and Data Visualization

Fall 2019

Coding and Digital Archives

Spring 2019

Coding and Data Visualization

Fall 2018

Coding and Digital Archives

Spring 2018

Coding and Data Visualization

Spring 2018 Greensburg students present their projects together with students in our sibling course at the Pittsburgh campus in the Cathedral of Learning on Friday morning April 19 beginning at 9am, according to the posted presentation schedule.

Digital Humanities Advanced Praxis Group

In addition to the Coding and Data Visualization class, a group of advanced students from Greensburg and Pittsburgh met virtually once per week in Spring 2018 to review and refresh their skills and to build new projects and update their ongoing work on newtfire. The new projects include:

Additionally, the Advanced Praxis Group supervised Melissa Klamer, a member of the Digital Mitford project team and PhD student at Michigan State University, in her learning of TEI and the XML family of languages to develop her digital edition of Elizabeth Gaskell’s journal for her PhD thesis. Ongoing projects continued by members of the Advanced Praxis group this semester include Hamilton led by Audrey Hunker and Briana Filer and the Lope de Vega Project led by Prof. Stacey Triplette.

Fall 2017

Coding and Digital Archives

This semester, the students in our sibling course at the Pittsburgh campus worked with newtFire course materials, developed projects on newtfire, and advised on each other's work. We list Pittsburgh projects together with Greensburg student projects.


Spring 2017

Coding and Data Visualization

Fall 2016

Coding and Digital Archives

Spring 2016

Coding and Data Visualization
Digital Humanities Project Showcase Schedule
During the week of April 18-22, Pitt-Greensburg students presented their semester Digital Humanities projects together with students in Prof. David J. Birnbaum’s Computational Methods in the Humanities course. The event presented a conference opportunity for the Pittsburgh and Greensburg Digital Humanities students to share their work, respond to questions, and gain feedback from each other and from instructors in both courses as they completed their project work for the semester.

Fall 2015

Coding and Digital Archives

Fall 2014

Digital Humanities

Fall 2013

Digital Humanities

Students’ project work involved expanding the Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures site, launched in Spring 2013 by a student-faculty team from two University of Pittsburgh campuses.