About this Project
(Project duration: July 2013 - June 2014)
An exploration of how the methods of “big science” might elucidate and facilitate the humanistic understanding of music, speech, and other audio expressions, the one-year Audio Cultures of India project deployed data mining and computational pattern analysis techniques common to the physical and biological sciences to produce a sonic history of modern India. Drawing on vast digital corpora already hosted at the University of Chicago Library, this project brought together faculty and students from Music, Anthropology, the Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory, and the Library to identify and experiment with new methods for using scientific technologies to process large digital humanities databases. The dense performative culture that characterizes India received special attention in an attempt to develop a comparative framework for understanding historical interrelations in the aural world – a sound history of modern India.
April 14, 2014
Neubauer Collegium Catalyzes Digital Humanities Innovation at University of Chicago
November 18, 2013
The Neubauer Collegium kicks off its first programming year with Library collaboration.
March 18, 2013
Library contributes expertise, collections, technology, and spaces to support Neubauer Collegium global, humanistic research