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Digital Humanities Projects

Classics is a leader in digital humanities work at Northwestern.  We follow a long tradition of the discipline making use of digitized research tools. 

Past and current digital projects include:

Ancient Rome in Chicago, an innovative undergraduate research course in which students develop a virtual architecture tour showcasing the many ways in which Chicago’s enduring, protean, and at times antagonistic dialogue with classical antiquity has shaped the city’s look, reputation, and identity.

The Chicago Homer is an early example of the digital work of members of the department. The Chicago Homer is a multilingual database that uses the search and display capabilities of electronic texts to make the distinctive features of Early Greek epic accessible to readers with and without Greek. Except for fragments, it contains all the texts of these poems in the original Greek and includes English and German translations. Through the associated web site Eumaios, users of the Chicago Homer can also from each line of the poem access pertinent Iliad Scholia and papyrus readings.

The Classicizing Chicago Project, a multi-media resource that tracks ways in which elements of ancient Greece and Rome inform expressions of Chicago’s distinctive identity as an American global metropolis.