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 get in touch by email!
We have a new website for the Honoring Tribal Legacies project, which came to the University of Oregon in 2010 but has its roots in the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 2003–2006, when National Park Service Superintendent Gerard Baker (Mandan-Hidatsa) made sure that indigenous perspectives were shared with the public through the traveling Tent of Many Voices. Many of those presentations are available in open-access streaming video at the Tribal Legacy website hosted at the University of Montana in Missoula.
We hosted an NEH Summer Institute, “Discovering Native Histories along the Lewis and Clark Trail,” in July 2019, taking 25 school teachers from around the U.S. into Montana and North Dakota to meet with indigenous scholars and become immersed in their landscape. We developed a website for this institute, where we are also hoping to share the curriculum created by the teachers.
Justin Deegan (Three Affiliated Tribes) completed a new documentary about “Honoring Tribal Legacies” in June 2019.
Our online Nahuatl Dictionary, originally created 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 (some of whom are shown below), who worked and studied at an institute in Zacatecas, Mexico.
The Mapas Project, which was originally launched 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.
The Age of Exploration Digital Maps Collection, with sixteenth through eighteenth-century maps of the Americas and annotations by map expert Dr. James Walker, is under development. It represents a re-purposing of our databases and websites originally developed for the Mapas Project.
The Early Nahuatl Library (ENL) is under development as a digital collection of textual manuscripts in Nahuatl from sixteenth- through nineteenth-century Mexico. It contains facsimiles, introductions, transcriptions, and translations of manuscripts from different regions and eras. We are still seeking funding for this project. We have potential collaborators from around the U.S., Mexico, and Europe.
Mesoamerican Cultures and their Histories: Spotlight on Oaxaca! – We have had four NEH summer institutes for U.S. schoolteachers, K-12, that were held in Oaxaca, Mexico. We serve the open-access curricula developed during those four years on our institute blog.
Join Us! If you would like to engage with WHP as a volunteer/intern or as a work-study employee, 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. We then spent two years in the Knight Library, 2010 through 2012. We are currently affiliated with the Center for Equity Promotion in the College of Education.