Call for Summer Fellowship applicants: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Large-Scale Natural Language Processing on Spark/Databricks

Summer Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Large-Scale Natural Language Processing on Spark/Databricks The Modalities of Textual Analysis project will be exploring different approaches to analyzing ProQuest’s British Periodicals Collections using natural language processing on Databricks/Spark. Students will have the opportunity to explore building custom NLP pipelines for projects like the correction of… Keep reading

Buchanan Fellow Yisu Yang shares research findings on Vanderbilt’s first students

Learning the curatorial process includes many skills, especially ways to visualize data from primary sources. This past fall, Buchanan Library Fellow Yisu Yang researched the first students at the then-new Vanderbilt University. Using mapping tool Arg-GIS, Yisu developed a five-layered map of Vanderbilt undergraduates before 1885 with 689 data points.  Yisu’s map, in the exhibit… Keep reading

Buchanan Fellow Donyea James talks about the Vanderbilt Austral

Before The Vanderbilt Hustler debuted, the Vanderbilt Austral showcased early students’ concerns about their university. Produced by law students, the Austral included oratory contests, discussions on Greek life, and news from other universities across the United States.  Discover all the topics from Buchanan Fellow Donyea James, whose research is part of the new online exhibit… Keep reading

Josh Woods Shares Favorite Findings from Researching Vanderbilt’s First Decade

Curious about what Vanderbilt University was like during its first decade of existence? Josh Woods, one of 2020 Fall Buchanan Library Fellows, shares his favorite findings from researching Vanderbilt’s first decade as a part of the new exhibit Taking Root: Vanderbilt University’s First Decade, 1875 – 1885

Buchanan Fellow Joshua Woods head shot

Buchanan Fellow Stanley Zhao: A Deconstruction of Vanderbilt’s Reconstruction

When you stroll across campus do you wonder how Vanderbilt became a lush forest in the midst of a city? Bishop Holland N. McTyeire initiated a wide-scale project to plant 2,500 trees in the 1870s. As a Buchanan Library Fellow, Stanley Zhao learned this and so much more as he studied the evolution of campus… Keep reading

Stanley Zhao Head shot

Building a University: Vanderbilt’s First Decade – Fall 2020

Have you ever wondered how Vanderbilt University got its name or were curious about why the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library has so many antique instruments on display? Maybe you would like to learn about what classes were taught and what students did for fun in those early years. The fellows in this project learned… Keep reading

The Artist’s Workshop in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Curatorial and Collections Fellowship with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

The Artist’s Workshop in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Curatorial and Collections Fellowship with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery | Apply Here Two Buchanan Library Fellows will spend both spring and fall semesters of 2021 on this gallery exhibition project. Spring 2021 will focus on object research and writing for the winter 2021 exhibition “The… Keep reading

Buchanan Library Fellowship: Books through the Ages: Genre in the Nineteenth Century

Books through the Ages: Genre in the Nineteenth Century | Apply Here What was the last book you got lost in? In the nineteenth century, people read potboilers for pleasure, consulted almanacs about weather, and learned how to manage their households and businesses from monthly magazines. Nineteenth-century innovations in book making and printing changed the… Keep reading

Buchanan Library Fellowship: Gateway to Traditional Chinese Monuments: Data Curation and Web Development for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Gateway to Traditional Chinese Monuments: Data Curation and Web Development for Cultural Heritage Preservation | Apply Here This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients of this Buchanan Library Fellowship will help faculty to develop data for Architectura Sinica, a Chinese architectural history dynamic site archive and architectural thesaurus. Fellows work with… Keep reading

Buchanan Library Fellowship: From Golden Type to Wild Waves: Fine Press Books in Vanderbilt Special Collections

From Golden Type to Wild Waves: Fine Press Books in Vanderbilt Special Collections | Apply Here William Morris used the most up-to-date nineteenth-century technology—photography—to create handmade replicas of Medieval romances and epic poems. Morris’ designers and artists at Kelsmcott Press produced fine press work and intricate designs. His works drove Aesthetic Movement design and influenced… Keep reading