Digital History: Archives, Mapping, and Visualizations

Digital HistoryBelow are links from my 10/22 talk on Digital History.


Papers of the War Department:

Emergence of Advertising in America:
Votes for Women:

Victorian Dictionary:

Proceedings of the Old Bailey:


Locating London’s Past:

Mapping the Republic of Letters:

Invasion of America:

Slave Revolt in Jamaica:

Spread of Slavery:

Visualizing Emancipation:

Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008:

 3D Models:

Rome Reborn:

Virtual Paul’s Cross Project:

 Multimedia Archives:

Roaring Twenties, historical soundscape:

Library of Congress, Recorded Sound Reference Center:


Doing DH:

Programming Historian:

Spatial History Project:



New Job, New Blog

For the final two years of my time as a graduate student at the University of Virginia, I  blogged about digital humanities, Victorian literature, and sound studies at  I really enjoyed using the Blogspot framework, but now that I’m no longer in graduate school, I wanted to create a new blog that will also function as my academic portfolio.  So, welcome to the new incarnation of “Anglophile in Academia.”

For those of you new to my work, here’s some information about me.  I’m Annie Swafford (although I publish under my full name, Joanna Swafford), and I’m the Assistant Professor for Interdisciplinary and Digital Teaching and Scholarship at the State University of New York, New Paltz. It’s a great college in the Hudson Valley that focuses on undergraduate education and research.  I’m teaching two sections of an interdisciplinary 19th century Digital Humanities class (see or @DHM293 for details) in the Fall, and I’ll be teaching it again alongside an interdisciplinary Victorian literature and culture class in the Spring.  For more specific details on my educational background, publications, and other information, check out my Curriculum Vitae.

As a graduate student, I built two digital humanities tools to facilitate music and literary scholarship:  Songs of the Victorians, an archive and analysis of parlor and art song settings of Victorian poems with an interactive framework that highlights each measure of a score in time with its music, and Augmented Notes, a tool that lets users build their own interdisciplinary websites like Songs of the Victorians.  (To find out more about these tools, see

I’ll be posting updates about the development of these tools, my experiences teaching an undergraduate intro to DH course, and my time as a new faculty member on my blog, so please follow me here and on Twitter (@annieswafford).  Also, please comment! I’d love to hear from you.