Call for Applicants for Fall Semester Fellowship: Understanding the Fine Arts Gallery Collection using Wikidata and AI

Fall Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Understanding the Fine Arts Gallery Collection using Wikidata and AI This project will introduce the Fellows to Wikidata, the knowledge graph that anyone can edit. We will work to improve and add to the metadata in Wikidata about Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery works using spreadsheet-based software tools that make it… Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: The Art of Healing

Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: The Art of Healing The Art of Healing Exposition is a series of shows and events around the theme of the use of creative expression as part of the healing process. Two fellows will research art and archives in the Vanderbilt Jean & Alexander Heard Library collections that are related to… Keep reading

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Call for Applicants for Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps

Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps Using records, maps and photographs from the Vanderbilt Special Collections and other historic Nashville collections, two Buchanan Library Fellows will create Storymap projects: interactive, GIS-based visual tools that combine information on many individual locations into a single visual product, telling the exciting… Keep reading

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

Fall talk on How to Give an Excellent Virtual Presentation can help you

This informative presentation was offered last fall by the Office of Immersion Resources for undergraduates in preparation for the Undergraduate Research Fair.  If you are a student interested in seeing the presentation, the recording is available here in the Immersion Hub. You will need to login with your VUnetID & password. The program was co-presented… 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

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

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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

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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

Pressed for Time: Five Centuries of Prints from the Jack May Collection January 19–April 29, 2021

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery January 19–April 29, 2021  The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Pressed for Time: Five Centuries of Prints from the Jack May Collection. Curated by Vanderbilt students in conjunction with the Immersion Program and HART 2775 History of Prints students under the direction and leadership of Professor… Keep reading