Projects

Illustration of Walt Whitman; links to Walt Whitman Archive

Walt Whitman Archive

The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. Whitman, America's most influential poet and one of the four or five most innovative and significant writers in United States history, is the most challenging of all American authors in terms of the textual difficulties his work presents. The Archive sets out to incorporate as much of this material as possible, drawing on the resources of libraries and collections from around the United States and around the world.

Willa Cather Archive banner with portraits of Willa Cather; links to Willa Cather Archive

Willa Cather Archive

The Willa Cather Archive is an ambitious endeavor to create a rich, useful, and widely-accessible site for the study of Willa Cather's life and writings. The Archive is a product of a partnership between the Cather Project, UNL Libraries (Archives and Special Collections), Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and The University of Nebraska Press.

Photo of Charles Dickens in profile; links to Dickens Project Website

Dickens Project

The Dickens Project is an important consortium for research on Charles Dickens and nineteenth-century literary and cultural studies centered at the University of California. With its official membership in the consortium, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln joins some of the finest institutions in the country including Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Vanderbilt, and NYU along with fellow Big Ten and CIC members Indiana, Penn State, Iowa, and Ohio State. The Project sponsors an annual Research Institute and collaborative symposium in early August on the Santa Cruz campus, a graduate conference on nineteenth-century British literature and culture held on another consortium campus each spring, occasional international conferences, as well as other institutes, colloquia, and lectures throughout the year. Through their participation in these conferences, UNL graduate students have the unique opportunity to meet and develop collegial relations with Victorianists from a wide range of research-intensive universities.


Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) is a joint initiative of the University Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. CDRH advances interdisciplinary research in the humanities by creating unique digital content, developing tools to assist scholars in text analysis and visualization, and encouraging the use (and refinement) of international standards for humanities computing. CDRH offers forums, workshops, and research fellowships for faculty and students in the area of digital scholarship.

Photo from the Nebraska Writing Project's annual Platte River Writing Retreat, 2014; links to NeWP website

Nebraska Writing Project

The Nebraska Writing Project (NeWP), a network of professional educators and affiliated writers, provides opportunities to improve, enhance and celebrate writing for classrooms and communities across Nebraska. The Nebraska organization is a state affiliate of the National Writing Project, a federally funded network of teachers that works to improve students' writing abilities by promoting teacher development through summer institutes, year-long continuity and school inservice programs.

A collage of images from rural Nebraska; links to Watershed Blog

Watershed Blog

The Watershed Blog is an independent blog of critical theory by graduate students of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The blog began as a series of conversations among graduate students with a significant interest in Critical Theory, and explores a wide variety of theories, theorists and issues.