About the DDHI

This project is funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

The Dartmouth Digital History Initiative (DDHI) aims to develop new digital methods and tools to improve the accessibility and utility of oral history archives. The DDHI expects a range of users including, but not limited to, researchers, scholars, students, educators, information professionals, and the general public.

The purpose of the DDHI toolkit is to enable users to conduct digital analyses of oral history data. Our project seeks to enable the creation of data visualizations that go beyond simply searching the text of interviews to locate instances of particular words or topics. For example, we want to enable users to be able to gather and map spatial data drawn from interviews to create their own geospatial maps (rather than just referencing locations on an already-created map). We also want users to be able to use our tools to visualize time-related data.