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Fellow Projects
Aesthetics of Crisis

Aesthetics of Crisis

Aesthetics of Crisis is an ongoing ethnographic research project that investigates the cultural practice of street art and graffiti in Athens within the context of the European economic crisis. The project comprises an extensive photographic archive as well as a database of artist interviews, and has generated a number of publications.  PI: Julia Tulke, Graduate...
Atlantic Piracy Database

Atlantic Piracy Database

The Atlantic Piracy Database is an ongoing project that seeks to collect, compile and collate documented pirate attacks, surrenders and sightings throughout the early modern Atlantic between 1660 and 1760. Although we have some sense of the scale, geographic distribution and intensity of piracy in the Atlantic region over time, the Atlantic Piracy Database seeks...
Hanna-Barbera’s Cacophony

Hanna-Barbera’s Cacophony

In the first iteration of Distant Listening and TV Sound, I turn an ear towards the past to analyze the rich sound effect design of one of the most prolific animation studios of all time: Hanna-Barbera Productions. For generations,Hanna-Barbera defined what Saturday mornings sounded like, yet little scholarly attention has been directed towards the studio’s...
Ornament of Empire

Ornament of Empire

The Ornament of Empire is a history-based digital humanities project that explores the economic and ecological significance of plant nurserymen during the nineteenth century. Nurserymen, in the age of empire, carried tremendous weight. Their business enabled Americans to settle and replicate systems of agricultural systems across North America. A study of plant nurserymen is a...