Welcome to Dunham’s Data

We are pleased to announce that we’ve received AHRC funding for Dunham’s Data! The project begins August 2018 and runs through 2021. Over the next three years, we will be using this blog space to post notes on our process, progress, and the kinds of things we are finding out along the way.

In this post, we introduce the project.

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Datasets are Research

One of the questions we hear a lot when we describe the daily itinerary dataset we’re building is “That takes a ton of work! Is it really worth it?” We’d like to share an example of why this work is important, not only for our specific project, but for dance studies as a field.

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First Things First: Days and Nights

This blog post focuses on the problem of days and nights in the everyday itinerary that Kate and Harmony are putting together, first from 1950-53 and now from 1947-60 (see their mini essay in Current Research in Digital History

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Introducing Takiyah and Antonio!

We are thrilled and grateful to have two fabulous postdocs working on the project, in dance history and digital humanities respectively. Their formal bios appear on the main page, but we asked them to say a bit more about themselves and how they came to Dunham's Data. 

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Tracking Dunham’s Everyday, 1950-53

We wanted to share some new material that we presented at the International Federation for Theatre Research conference in Belgrade in July. This work comes at the end of our pilot project, Dance in Transit and just as we begin Dunham’s Data.

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