Category: D-Lab

Expanding "Cuneiform De-Coded"

This project proposes to expand on Eduardo Escobar’s (PhD Candidate, NES) “Cuneiform De-Coded” software, which analyzes base values and hidden meanings within ancient texts that utilize the cuneiform script—the world’s first writing system. Like Chinese, and other script-based languages, the cuneiform script concealed multiple meanings within a single sign; for example, the sign “A,” in addition to its phonetic value /a/ can mean “water” and “son”; “A” was also an element in dozens of compound sign combinations.

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Louisiana Slave Conspiracies

We are a collaborative and multidisciplinary research project dedicated to preserving, digitizing, transcribing, translating, analyzing, and publishing manuscripts related to two slave conspiracies that occurred at the Pointe Coupee Post in 1791 and 1795. We have digitized more than 1800 folio pages in French and Spanish related to these two conspiracies and crowdsourced their transcription and translation. From these sources, we have processed geospatial, demographic, and forensic information relevant to persons, places, and events involved in the conspiracies.

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Josué Meléndez Rodríguez

Josué Meléndez Rodríguez is a Doctoral Fellow in Social Welfare and the Qualitative Research Lead for D-Lab at UC Berkeley. His work focuses on understanding and impacting social wellbeing within and through higher education. Josué came to Berkeley with a practice background, and his engagement with research officially began with doctoral studies.

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Evan Muzzall

Evan earned his PhD in Biological Anthropology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he focused on spatial patterns of skeletal and dental variation in two large necropoles of Iron Age Central Italy (1st millennium BC). His current research focuses on how environmental and cultural influences affect "normal" skeletal and dental developmental trajectories and machine learning. He is the Instructional Services Lead at the D-Lab and teaches several of the R workshop trainings.

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Digital Humanities Consultation Mixer

Join the Library, Educational Technology Services, Digital Humanities at Berkeley, the D-Lab, the Arts and Humanities Division, and Research IT for a morning mixer. We will provide a brief overview of our services for digital researchers in the humanities and offer drop-in consultations. Upcoming opportunities for training and funding will also be discussed. This event will be held in the new Academic Innovation Studio, a space where faculty can come together to discuss teaching and learning innovation. Coffee and bagels will be served. 

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