UNC-Chapel Hill Develops Online Tool for Mapping History

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a website-building tool that puts previously complex digital programming into the hands of historians and researchers. The new tool, called the Digital Humanities Toolkit or DH Press, provides a way for historians, researchers, teachers and others to create interactive websites, virtual tours, data maps and multimedia archives with a WordPress platform.

UNC’s Southern Oral History Program created a pilot project with DH Press and called it “Mapping the Long Women’s Movement.” It places the oral histories of hundreds of individuals onto a US map and allows users to search through the audio files with key words and themes to find stories more easily.

Read more from North Carolina Public Radio, WUNC.

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