Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Period of Performance

9/1/2008 - 2/28/2010

Funding Totals

$25,000.00 (approved)
$25,000.00 (awarded)

The Early California Cultural Atlas

FAIN: HD-50507-08

Regents of the University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA 92521-0001)
Steven W. Hackel (Project Director: April 2008 to September 2010)

Development of an interactive website that would use maps and other tools to examine the historical development of colonial California from 1769 to 1850.

The Early California Cultural Atlas (ECCA) is envisioned as an interactive website that will integrate and manage historical resources, enable analysis of historical data related to the colonization and settlement of California, display research results in the form of maps and other visualizations, and educate students from elementary school to the university. This project is interdisciplinary and collaborative; it will draw upon the expertise of librarians, archivists, research scholars, software engineers, technical experts, California Indians, and primary school teachers. The ECCA represents a new partnership between existing programs, innovative scholars, and accomplished educators.