The following examples are only some of the individual Digital Humanities projects from Swansea University. They demonstrate the broad scope of the Digital Humanities umbrella - from digital editions of literary texts to full room-scale virtual reality projects.
Digital Humanities Projects
Elizabeth Montagu Letters
A collection of web materials providing insight into the social, cultural and political life of the South Wales Coalfield during the 19th and 20th centuries, including audio and video content with "significant political and trade union leaders to men who worked in the coal mines and their families" and photographs illustrating all aspects of life in the coalfield.
Demon Things is an interactive database housing a globally extensible data collection of Ancient Egyptian demonic entities as referenced in texts and on artefacts, from the research of Kasia Szpakowska. The website acts as a portal from which the database can be searched and additional information accessed.
Interactive Interpretation Resource
A worksheet developed during the Blended Learning pilot with Ms Chiara Ariotti for M Level Translation and Interpreting students: the resource featured custom 360 degree video scenarios and links to internal and external resources, all opened by scanning AR hotspots on the sheet, acting as a 'hub' for a range of learning activities.
A detailed digital edition of the works of Guto'r Glyn. Here, users can view different versions of each poem and transcriptions/annotated text alongside the originals, with explanatory notes, translations and scans of the original manuscripts alongside a wealth of biographical and contextual information.
A World of Welsh Copper
A World of Welsh Copper is a large interdisciplinary project incorporating archiving, AR, reconstruction and visualisation, working on new modes of heritage site visitor interaction at Swansea’s World Heritage site, the industrial heritage of the Lower Swansea Valley. Associated staff: Professor Huw Bowen (COAH), Professor Matt Jones (FIT Lab).
COAH VR Lab
The new College of Arts and Humanities VR Lab (established by Dr Leighton Evans) is open for students and staff on Wednesdays 1.30-3.30pm in Callaghan B19. Staff and students from any college/department can drop in to experiment with cutting edge VR equipment.
Dafydd Ap Gwilym
History of Computing Collection
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Baledi Huw Jones
A Welsh-language collection of the works of 18th century balladist Huw Jones.
Egypt Centre - Mixed Reality Exhibit
The Egypt Centre at Swansea features a mixed reality holographic display, combining the physical material culture of ancient Egypt with high-tech scientific digital interpretation in one exhibit. Unveiled as part of the Holograms & History event on 10th March 2018 as part of British Science Week and the BBC Civilisations festival 2018, this new display has become an instant hit with visitors.