Projects

Anishanaabe Language and Arts

Alexandra Taitt combined her Anthropology and Computer Science majors to design a senior project in which she collaborated with Native American (Anishinaabe, AKA Chippewa) language instructors and artists to develop audio/visual language instruction materials deployed through GRASAC, an international research network that produces a database of Great Lakes indigenous peoples’ cultural materials called the “GKS.”

Catherine’s World

Jessica Mills created “Catherine’s World,” a website examining Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) and how her network helped authorize and give political power to her mission, as part of the exit project requirement for her Master’s Degree in Historical Studies.

Dialect Variation in Southwest Illinois and the greater St. Louis Metro Area

In this project led by Dr. Larry LaFond, Dr. Kristine A. Hildebrandt, and Laura Callahan Wehmer, SIUE undergraduate and graduate students worked to undertake a preliminary survey of English dialect variation in speakers born and raised in six counties of southwestern Illinois (Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison and St. Clair).

Digital East St. Louis

For this project, middle-school students from East St. Louis learn technical skills to create a website on the history and culture of East St. Louis, Illinois.

A Digital Imaging of Temple Art and Decoration in the Xiamen City Area

Directed by Dr. Tom Lavallee, this project focused on the digital management and interpretation of over 6,000 photographs of Buddhist, Daoist and popular religion temples in the city of Xiamen, Fujian Province, P.R.C. that document temple architecture, landscaping and religious and non-religious decorative motives rendered in wood, stone, ceramic tile and painting.

Madison Historical

This online encyclopedia and digital archive is coordinated by SIUE’s history department under the direction of Drs. Jeff Manuel, Jason Stacy, and Steve Hansen. Madison Historical documents, preserves, and shares the rich history of Madison County, Illinois and is coordinated by the Department of Historical Studies at SIUE.

Indigenous Cultures, Languages and Thought of the Pacific Northwest

Professor Gregory Fields is publishing a set of three books collaboratively authored with noted culture-bearers of the Pacific Northwest. The books, which represent the works and voices of three generations of Salish tradition-bearers, include a media companion that is more comprehensive and culturally appropriate to an oral tradition than text would be by itself.

Manang Languages

This NSF CAREER project, under the supervision of project director Kristine Hildebrandt, involves collaborative, multi-institutional field investigations of four indigenous languages of Manang, Nepal in order to merge traditional documentation methods with cutting-edge visualization tools to chart the rich language histories, variation, and attitudes found in Manang.

Nepal Earthquakes

With NSF Documenting Endangered Languages REU funding, students built this online digital exhibit and archive to document the context and history behind, and to share language data and team-related outputs connected to the 2015 earthquakes that severely affected Nepal.

Revival Arts of Worldly Glory

Revival Arts of Worldly Glory is a virtual exhibit of art created for the revitalization of ancient Indo-European wisdom. The artists in this digital exhibition, created and curated by SIUE Anthropology Alum Danielle MacDonald, with supervision from Dr. Cory Willmott,  post images of their art for the online market, using the internet to find their international audience.

Borderlands: The Goshen Settlement of William Bolin Whiteside

This senior project for Ben Ostermeier is a study of the life, landscape, and environmental impact of William Bolin Whiteside — one of the first Anglo-American settlers to live on the land that became the campus of SIUE.

Wide Wide World Digital Edition

This site maps transatlantic publication networks via the development of a digital edition of Susan Warner’s 1851 female Bildungsroman The Wide, Wide World.