Resource: Bodies and Structures

This week I’m featuring a shorter resource post on the site Bodies and Structures, which is a collaborative research and teaching platform built by David Ambaras (North Carolina State University) and Kate McDonald (UC Santa Barbara) on spatial histories of modern East Asia.

This multimedia-heavy project is built in Scalar, and is intended to present innovative ways to approach secondary and primary sources materials about history using spatial methodologies and networks. Different modules showcase different moments or movements, featuring a wide variety of essays and translations guest authors with some of the most recent scholarship on Japan and modern East Asian contexts.

There’s a lot to unpack on the site and it’s great for getting lost in just to learn new narratives you may not have known about. I wrote a full review for the site on Reviews in Digital Humanities, so if you don’t want to jump right in, that’s a good place to start and get a feel for the site’s goals and content, too! Students, faculty, and enthusiasts alike will find fascinating things to learn and explore.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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