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Digital Projects Showcase 


The annual DHI Digital Projects Showcase provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to share teaching or scholarship practices that make use of information technologies to solve problems in interesting or original ways.

2022 DHI Digital Projects Showcase

We are now accepting proposals for the 2022 Digital Projects Showcase which will be an in-person event at the UNF Gallery on November 4, 2022. Proposals are due 10/03/2022 - please encourage friends, colleagues and students to submit! 

Submit your abstracts here by Oct. 3

For questions regarding the 2022 DHI Digital Projects Showcase, contact Anne Pfister, DHI Director.

2021 DHI Digital Projects Showcase

2021 Digital Projects Showcase


The 2021 DHI Digital Projects Showcase was held virtually, during the week of November 15th. On Friday, November 19th, there was a culminating conference event, featuring an Awards announcement followed by a roundtable called "Public Scholarship Roundtable Series: Anthropology & History beyond the Academy." 


For questions regarding the 2021 DHI Digital Projects Showcase, contact Anne Pfister, DHI Director.

2020 DHI Digital Projects Showcase

2020 DHI Digital Projects Showcase

The DHI's 2020 Digital Projects Showcase was held from Monday, 11/8 through Friday 11/13. This year's showcase was our first remote Showcase, and featured project posters, documentary films, and other multi-media presentations. The showcase built by our own Advisory Committee members, Andy Rush and Michael Boyles -- went live on Monday morning at 8am.


For questions regarding the 2020 DHI Digital Projects Showcase, contact Laura Heffernan, DHI director.


2019 Digital Projects Showcase

The DHI hosted its fourth annual Digital Projects Showcase on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Student Union West location, Rooms 3804, 3805, and 3806.


Poster presentations for projects Involving various studies and disciplines were observed and a session for the World GIS Day Roundtable was conducted to close out the showcase.


2019 DH showcase program part 1 - info below

2019 DH showcase program part 2 - info below


9:30am: Set-Up

10am-12pm: Posters and Streaming Media Session

12pm-1pm: World GIS Day Roundtable on Digital Maps in Research and Teaching with Dr. Felicia Bevel (History); Dr. Brent Mai (Dean of Library); Dr. Chris Baynard (Geographic Information Systems)


1. Dashboard for Extracting Regional Insights and Ranking Food Deserts in Northeast Florida

(Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Associate Professor, School of Computing; Dr. Dan Richard, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Dr. Lauri Wright, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics; Abhishek Singh, M.S. Data Science Student, Syracuse University; Abigail Conwell, Anthropology Major; Joseph Allen, M.S. Computer Science Student; Jess Goodkind, Grants & Research Manager, Feeding Northeast Florida; Paul Bell, Grants & Research Manager, Feeding Northeast Florida; Michael Neff, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer, Feeding Northeast Florida.)


Helping Feeding Northeast Florida to develop data-driven approaches to identify neighborhoods that are at-risk for hunger by developing a Food Desert GIS Dashboard with publicly available datasets.

2. Reverse Correlation

(Tylyn Dagsaan, BA in Psychology and Anthropology; Celina Johnson, Psychology Major.)

Building Classification Images (CI) of mental representations using the reverse correlation approach.

3. University of North Florida: Measuring and Mapping the Footprint of Growth Over Time

(Dr. Chris Baynard, Associate Professor of Geograph and GIS; Monica Murray, Anthropology Major; Autumn Cummings, Information Science Major; Caroline Howard, Sociology Major; Cheyenne Black, Anthropology Major; Evelyn Thorpe, IDS Environmental Science Major.)


Examining the comprehensive growth of UNF over time, with remotely sensed aerial imagery and GIS techniques.

4. coloniaLab: Fall 2019 Update on Current Projects

(Dr. Clayton McCarl, Associate Professor of Spanish; Alexis Boulter, Spanish Major; Kathlina Brady, Political Science/Spanish Major; Aislinn Kelly, UNF English Alum; Mariana Mendieta, International Studies/Spanish Major; Amarilys Sanchez, History/Spanish Major; Emilia Thom, Exercise Science/Spanish Major; Teri Wilson, Anthropology/Spanish Major)


Transcribing and TEI-XML encoding manuscript and rare print materials related to the colonial period in Latin America.

5. Voces y Caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida

(Dr. Constanza López, associate professor of Spanish; Salome Jaramillo, International Studies and Political Science Major; Pamela Martinez, Spanish and International Studies Major; Mariana Mendieta, Spanish and International Studies Major.)


Ongoing digital oral history project that engages heritage speakers of Spanish in recording interviews with members of the growing Hispanic/Latinx community to explore the power of people's stories, make hidden communities visible.

6. Photovoice: An Alternative Methodology for LGBTQ+ Ethnography

(Dr. Anne Pfister, Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Collin Mullis, Anthropology and Psychology Major.)


Exploring the use of photovoice as an ethnographic research method to investigate health and wellness in the LGBTQ+ community.

7. Mapping the Quixotic Imagination: Madrid in Pérez Galdós's Misericordia

(Dr. María Ángeles Fernández Cifuentes, associate professor of Spanish; Joshua Burton, Spanish Major; Isabella Cioffi, Spanish Major; Angelic Fleites, Spanish and International Studies Major, Diego Salinas, Music Performance Major, Georgina Wilson, Post-Baccalaureate in Spanish.)


Mapping the wanderings through 19th-century Madrid of the main characters of Benito Pérez Galdós' famous novel, Misericordia (1897).

8. Deception Detection in Mediated Communication

(Dr. Christa L. Arnold, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Dr. Margaret C. Stewart, Associate Professor of Communication Studies.)


Developing an effective methodology to discover cases of deception in mediated interactions such as conversations via social media, online dating platforms, and company reviews.

9.Embroidering for Peace and Memory

(Angelic Fleites, Spanish and International Studies Major.)


Creating a digital archive for the 400 pieces of embroidery produced by UNF and the North Florida community to commemorate Women's History Month annually since 2012.

10. A Syllabus History for the UNF Semicentennial.

(Dr. Laura Heffernan, Associate Professor of English; Jonathan Meija, Interdisciplinary Studies Major; Emmalynn Myles, History Major; Cassidy Bowen, English Major.)


Recapturing the pedagogical history of what has happened in UNF classrooms for 50 years by archiving and interpreting syllabuses with Omeka.

11. The UNF-ADRELA Internship: Supporting the Development of an International DH Community.

(Dr. Clayton McCarl, Associate Professor of Spanish; Pamela Martinez, international Studies and Spanish Major.)


Reflecting on the first ever UNF internship for ADRELA, an International scholarly collective for digital research on Early Latin America.

12. Native Sun: The Flora of Sawmill Slough Preserve.

(Dr. Kally Malcolm-Bjorklund, Associate Professor of Art and Design; Rebecca Weiner, International Studies and Philosophy Major)


Creating an aesthetic record of the native flora found in the Sawmill Slough Preserve.

13. Streaming Films and Podcasts on: Muay Thai fighting, The History of the Sun-Ray Building, Iron Sculpture, Old Motels of Jacksonville, Permaculture Lawns, Midnight Dance, Passengers of the Skyway, Legend of the Florida Skink Ape, and more.

(Dr. Jillian Smith and students in AfterImage Documentary Production)

World GIS Day Roundtable: 12PM-1PM in Student Union West, Room 3806 featuring:

  • Dr. Felicia Bevel, Department of History: "Rethinking the History of Racial Violence Spatially: The Digital Map as Pedagogy and Practice"
  • Dr. Brent Mai, Dean of Thomas Carpenter Library: "Tracking Socio-Economic Movement Patterns-Across 250 Years and Six Continents"
  • Dr. Chris Baynard, Department of Geographical and Information Science: "Flying below 400 feet: Imagery Acquisition and Analysis with Drones, Kites, Balloons, and Poles."

2018 Digital Projects Showcase and Institute Grand Opening

On Wednesday, November 7, 10 AM-Noon, the DHI hosted its third-annual Digital Projects Showcase. This event took place in the new DHI office suite, Building 4/Room 2800, and was also a grand opening for that space.


Project Showcase 2018 - information below

10-11 AM

  1. Accessible Classics: Digital Adaptations for People with Reading Difficulties. Dr. María Ángeles Fernández Cifuentes, associate professor of Spanish, and students from the Fall 2018 section of SPW3100 Spanish Literature from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century
  2. Remembering Brooklyn Forward. Christopher Baker, English major
  3. Native Sun: The Flora of Sawmill Slough Preserve. Kally Malcom, assistant professor of photography
  4. Coming Soon: HathiTrust Digital Library. Dr. Laura Heffernan, associate professor of English, and Maria Atilano, student outreach librarian, Thomas G. Carpenter Library
  5. Sawmill Slough Preserve Digital Archive. James Taylor, coordinator, Environmental Center, and Curt Price, Master of Business Administration graduate (2018) and program assistant, Environmental Center

11 AM-Noon

  1. Using Kite Aerial Photography for Coastal Research. Dr. Chris Baynard, with students Miranda Brown, Cuinn Crawford, Brian Dickey, Paulo Dos Santos, Danielle Graham, Ian Henry, Alex Mackenzie, Alexandra Moya-Clark, Isaac Newman, and Tyler Williamson
  2. Refreshing Museum Signage. Leonardo Paley, English major
  3. Exploring Northeast Florida's Special Places. Sean Lahav, Master of Public Administration candidate, and Maria Mark, coordinator, Environmental Leadership Program
  4. Voces y Caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida. Dr. Constanza López, associate professor of Spanish; Michael Boyles, graphic designer at the UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT); and Victoria Farfán Lasso, Fall 2018 international student intern with Voces y Caras

Call for Proposals

2017 Program

Project Showcase 2017 - information below


The 2017 Digital Project Showcase was held on Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 AM-Noon, in the ballrooms on the third floor of the UNF Student Union.

Poster presentations:

  1. Voces y caras: Present and Future Constanza Lopez and Nicole Mills

    These interviews focus on the rapidly growing Hispanic community of North Florida, which - as this project makes evident - is very diverse.

  2. Embroidering for Peace and Memory Digital Archive Constanza Lopez and Rebecca Weiner

    UNF students, faculty and staff from across campus gather to embroider messages of peace.

  3. UNF Pilgrimage Project David Sheffler

    Combines interdisciplinary approaches with digital and STEM technologies and applies them to the study of pilgrimage.

  4. The Lower St. Johns River Digital Archive Stuart Chalk

    The Lower St. Johns River Digital Archive is a site that hosts articles, reports and research papers about the St. Johns River that are used in the Lower St. Johns River Report.

  5. Preliminary Data of the SmartSignPlay Prototype: A Sign Language App for Families with Children who are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing Caroline Guardino

    SmartSignP/ay is an app aimed to assist children who are d/DHH and their families learn functional signs to support early communication development.

  6. St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library Digital Projects Bob Nawrocki and Chad Germany

    The digital projects of the Research Library involving the use of a database to provide access to various collections in the library and reducing information silos.

  7. Nuclear Bomb Testing in the Western US: a Legacy of Environmental and Social Effects in Southern Nevada Chris Baynard

    This work provides an introduction into the environmental and social effects of the nuclear testing legacy in the western US.

  8. Sawmill Slough Preserve Digital Archive James Taylor

    The Preserve Digital Archive is an online database that serves as a scientific, cultural and historical archive of the UNF Sawmill Slough Preserve.

  9. The East Florida Papers: Assessor's Inventory Cameron Adelsperger

    The East Florida Papers contain the complete local government archive of Spanish East Florida from 1784 to 1821.

  10. coloniaLab: 2016-2017 Update on Collaborators and Recent Work Ali Alsalman, Kathlina Brady, Clayton McCarl, and Nicole Rolland

    coloniaLab is an experimental workshop for the collaborative electronic edition of manuscript and rare print texts related to colonial Latin America.

  11. Editing the Eartha MM White Collection: Project Update Susan Williams

    Instructing students in the theory and practice of electronic textual editing using TEI-XML and engaging them in the transcription and encoding of materials.

  12. Electronic Dance Music Culture's Gradual Shift from Tangibility to Intangibility in the Digital Era Eden Shurman

    This project will derive an ethnomusicological inquiry as to what extent EDMC has shifted from more of a tangible one to an intangible one.

  13. Stereotypes: What We Perceive Vs Actuality Ricder Ricardo

    Creating work that exposes what we stand for as young artists without the modesty or fear of being direct, aggressive, or explicit.

  14. See What I See: Perspectives of Students with ASD at UNF Tara Rowe, Tyler Charles, Jess Harden and Alexandra Torres-Perez

    This project assembles a diverse team of students, faculty and staff who will use video storytelling, as well as other digital methods and tools, to build a multi-media, interactive online experience that explores the lives of students with ASD at UNF.

  15. Exploring the Role of Emerging Communication Technology and Social Media in 21st Century Veteran Education Margaret Stewart

    This project presents the findings of critical literature assessment across the areas of military culture of learning, social media, and collaborative pedagogy studies.

  16. The Innocence Project: Promoting Social Justice by Coding Mistaken Lineup Identification Cases Michael Toglia, Alexis Lovaas

    The Innocence Project has been exonerating the wrongfully convicted through DNA testing since 1992.

  17. Automating CIRI Ratings of Human Rights Reports Using GATE: Evaluation Results Joshua Joiner

    This research project involves parsing human rights reports produced by the United States Government and rating the human practices for various countries based on the GIRi (Cingranelli-Richards) Human Rights Data Project dataset.

  18. Augmented Reality as Spectral Change James Beasley

    This project presents the results of using Augmented Reality software to create an augmented critical experience at the Players Tournament, altering the cycle of spectacle and consumption inherent in the TPC site.

  19. Applied Deep Learning: Automated Segmentation of White Matter Hyperintensities (WMH) on Brain MR Images Matt Berseth

    This project outlines the training procedure for a system that will automatically identify and segment white matter hyperintensities in T1 and FLAIR MRI sequences.

  20. Rapid Processes for Educational Resource Creation Nicholas Eastham

    Creating rapid processes for educational material creation that could ultimately be used for all students.

  21. Visualizing Refugee Jacksonville Natalie Holland, Sarah Lynch and Chris Wilson

    Using methods and tools for oral history, visual storytelling, and digital mapping, this project seeks to make visible the lives of a population largely unseen by the larger Jacksonville community.

  22. Mapping International Metal Sarah Redhammer

Link to Digital Commons

Call For Proposals

Link to CFP


Link to Facebook Album

2016 Program

Project Showcase 2016 - information below

Poster Presentations

  1. Enviro Rights Map, Gellars

    Enviro Rights Map is a dynamic, Google Maps-based resource that catalogs environmental rights throughout t/1e world.


  2. UNF Pilgrimage Project, Sheffler /Boyles/Baynard/Lukens-Bull

    Combines interdisciplinary approaches with digital and STEM technologies and applies them to the study of pilgrimage.


  3. Archives & Community Phillips

    This is presentation goes over the blog of an archival internship at the Jacksonville Historical Society.


  4. Privileging their Lens: Using Photovoice to Explore the Self-image and Camp Participation of Youth with Upper Limb Differences, Underwood/Indelicato

    Photovoice is a creative approach to privileging the perspectives of individuals or groups who are often marginalized.


  5. Using Mobile Devices for Field Data Collection, Wilson/Kolenc

    Tablets and smart phones are versatile tools tor collecting data in the field.


  6. Digitizing St. Augustine's Civil War Years, Germany/Closmann

    St. Augustine Historical Society's Research library on "Digitizing St. Augustine's Civil War Years."


  7. Electronic Dance Music Culture's Transition Through Social Media in North America, Shurman

    This aims to link the past modes of communication utilized by participants in electronic dance music club cultures, to the current practice of using social media platforms.


  8. Voces y Caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida, Lopez/Boyles

    These interviews focus on the rapidly growing Hispanic community of North Florida, which - as this project makes evident - is very diverse.


  9. colonialab, McCarl/Umapathy/ Adelperger /Brady/Ross

    coloniaLab is an experimental workshop for the collaborative electronic edition of manuscript and rare print materials related to colonial Latin America.


  10. Editing the Eartha M.M. White Archives: Project Update and Future Possibilities, Johnson-Jones/McCarl/Kelly/Germany/Rice/Winters

    Editing the Eartha M.M. White Archives is a project in which students work in the transcription of documents related to the life and work of Eartha M. M. White.


  11. Vegan Culture through Social Media: An Autoethnographic Study, Dudley

    This poster presentation will preview the results of an autoethnographic study examining vegan Culture in Thailand.


  12. SmartSignPlay: Lily Learns American Sign Language, Doody/Chuan/ Guardino

    SmartSignPlay was proposed as an interactive smartphone, or tablet, game designed to make teaching ASL easier a11d fun.


  13. Automating CIRI Ratings of Human Rights Reports Using Gate, Joiner /Umapathy

    This project involves parsing human rights reports produced by the US Government and rating the human practices tor various countries based on the CIRI (Cingranelli-Richards) Human Rights Data Project dataset.


  14. Introducing Basic Concepts in Anthropology using "Observations through Photovoice," Rivera-Whalen/Pfister

    A semester-long project adapts photovoice to engage students in a survey-style Introduction to Anthropology course.


  15. Texts in Pictures: Reading Chinese Culture through the Lens of Digital Devices, Wu

    A project that examines Chinese characters in context, based on photographs taken by students using their smartphones in China.


  16. Legitimating Environmental Consciousness within Urban Circles of Intellect in Florida, Kendrick

    This digital project seeks to legitimate environmental consciousness within urban circles of intellect in Ro1ida


  17. The Crowd Sourced Humanities Kendrick

    Our proposal is to create an in-depth Digital Humanities resource base called "D.I.Y. Humanities."

Link to Digital Commons

Call For Proposals

Link to CFP


Link to Facebook Album