Tuesday, December 3, 2013

On the Blogs -- Paul's Cross Named Editor's Choice on Digital Humanities Now, "a monumental achievement" on Humanities 21

In response to the recent flurry of press coverage about the Installation of the Virtual Paul's Cross Project at NC State's Hunt Library, we've gotten very generous comments from digital humanities bloggers.

These include being named an "Editors' Choice" project by the folks at Digital Humanities Now, go here:

Also, Emma Baitz, blogging on the Humanities 21 blog from Australia, says the Virtual Paul's Cross
Project is "a monumental achievement by the team at NC State University" and "a centrepiece of the burgeoning discipline of the Digital Humanities."

For the full essay, go here:


We also were covered in London's Guardian newspaper, go here:


And in Popular Science, go here:


Very gratifying to receive such wide recognition and such generous comments!

Paul's Cross at the James B. Hunt Library

The Virtual Paul's Cross Project has been installed in the Teaching and Visualization Lab of the James B Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. 

This installation takes advantage of the technological resources installed in the Teaching and Visualization Lab, which include 10 projectors that together display a seamless 270 degree panoramic image and 21 speakers that provide an immersive surround sound experience.

The Installation was officially opened on November 5, 2013, the 391st anniversary of Donne's Gunpowder Day sermon, to the day of the month, the day of the week, and the hour of the day.

Joining us for the day were John Schofield (see above) and Matt Azevedo from the Production Team. John spoke at the Symposium we had in the afternoon, along with Tom Barrie from NC State, Anne MacNeil from UNC-Chapel Hill, and Heather Minor and Carol Symes from the University of Illinois.

For full details of the Opening Ceremonies and the Symposium Preaching, Performance, and Public Space in Medieval and Early Modern England, go here and here.

For media coverage of the Opening Ceremonies, go here and here.