Artist Kenturah Davis works at the intersection of image and text, embossing information to render a sense of the moving figure.
We are beyond thrilled to publicly announce that we have been working with archives related to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the last year and a half toward datasets and visualizations commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art to be shown as p
We're honored to announce that our article "Visceral Data for Dance Histories: Katherine Dunham's People, Places, and Pieces" has been awarded the 2022 Gertrude Lippincott Award from the Dance Studies Association, which is given to the best
When we talk publicly about Dunham's Data, folks tend to love our visualizations and ask how we made them. We've previously written blog posts about steps of the process including manual data curation and the iteration around particular vizzes.
In 2019, Takiyah Nur Amin designed a teaching toolkit
Vanessa Macaulay invited me to write for Contemporary Theatre Review's Interventions on redaction and I immediately thought about our work at Dunham's Data.
We are excited to share a new project, Visceral Histories, Visual Arguments: Dance-Based Approaches to Data which builds on the work we have been developing with Dunham’s Data. Kate has been awarded a Research Deve
We had the pleasure of joining Mark Franko for the Temple Dance Studies Colloquium in November, and the talk is now archived online.Historical Dance Data and Embodied Knowledge: Katherine Dunhams' People, Places, and Pieces
We're thrilled to be able to finally announce that our team — Harmony Bench, Kate Elswit, Antonio Jimenez-Mavillard, and Tia-Monique Uzor — has won the ATHE-ASTR 2021 Award for Excellence in Digital Theatre and Performance Scholarship, wh
I have created various static plots that show the transformation of choreographer Katherine Dunham’s dance company configuration as the company toured around the world that demonstrate the change of the company demographics over 30 years.
Ambyr Amen-Ra is a Senior Data Project Manager at the ICPSR data repository and also a dancer currently completing her certification in Dunham Technique.
As part of this project, we invite expert users from different domains to engage with our work in progress and also connect it to their own ongoing thinking.
As part of this project, we invite expert users from different domains to engage with our work in progress and also connect it to their own ongoing thinking.
As part of this project, we invite expert users from different domains to engage with our work in progress and also connect it to their own ongoing thinking.
We have two pieces of news this week.
Just before everything shut down, we had the opportunity to share some of our work in progress at the 2020 Collegium on African Diaspora Dance at Duke University. Tia-Monique just rediscovered some photos that Jazelynn Goudy took in February.
Antonio, Kate, and Harmony were all supposed to be in Ottowa right now for DH2020, but the pandemic shifted things online. Here is the lighting talk that Antonio was set to present on behalf of Dunham's Data.
We are working on some interactive visualizations to share the datasets we've been manually curating in order to trace Dunham's travels over decades, the performers who traveled with her, and the pieces they performed.
Hi! My Name is Tia-Monique and I am excited to join Dunham’s Data as a Dance History Postdoctoral Research Assistant. My research and PhD deal with African and African Diasporic movement aesthetics.
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As a dance scholar, I actually spend a lot of my time thinking about teaching. While I am always interested in new pedagogical perspectives and advancements in classroom technology one of my core interests is in how legacies related to 20th century American dance are shared with students.
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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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
We're looking forward to sharing some of our work at the Association for Computers and the Humanities conference in Pittsburgh. Harmony and Kate will be giving a talk on Thursday July 25th on the 9am panel on Race and Data.
An Experiment in Visualizing the Flows of Dunham Performer Check-ins.
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. 
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.
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.