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.