©2018 by Humanities@Furman. Created by Whitney Butler, Department of English.

Our Projects

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Sarah Archino

And Or Project (&/)

The And Or project (&/) is a research group and digital exhibition space, reimagining the relationship between art, interpretation, exhibition, and theory. We are a collective of three: artist, art writer and art historian. Instead of being guests in each other’s domains, we have generated a collaborative space. &/ is both an online exhibition project and itself an investigatory work, inviting collaborators and commissioned contributors to critically experiment with the internet and reconsider the interaction between printed matter and new media art. We launched our online exhibition space in February 2014. We present two to three shows per year in collaboration with artists, art writers and web designers. &/ is Sarah Archino, Siofra McSherry and Isabella Streffen.


Patricia Puckett Sasser

Director, Maxwell Music Library

A recent collaborative project between the Music Department, Undergraduate Research, and the Libraries traces amateur music-making in late 19th century Norway


Christopher Blackwell

CITE Architecture

The CITE architecture defines a framework for scholarly reference to the unique cultural phenomena that humanists study. Christopher Blackwell and Neel Smith originally developed the CITE architecture to meet the needs of the Homer Multitext project. Together with the co-editors of the project, Casey Dué and Mary Ebbott, we recognized the need for an architecture that would outlive specific, rapidly changing technologies, while at the same time thoroughly capturing the semantics of our work in a machine-actionable format.

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Sofia Kearns

First Nations CLP Series

Inspired Resistance: The Poetry of Liliana Ancalao

This video presents a poetry reading given by Mapuche-Argentinian poet Liliana Ancalao on March 22, 2018. This was the third in a series of lectures on First Nations at Furman University. Each poem is introduced by a summary in English read by Furman students Lizbeth Gonzalez and Michael Anthony. Liliana reads her poems in Mapuzungun and in Spanish.

First Nations In Dialogue: Cherokee and Mapuche Perspectives

This is a video of the lecture that Cherokee fiction writer and journalist Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle gave at Furman University on March 20, 2018. She discusses aspects of her life as a Cherokee woman and the way she represents Cherokee life and culture through her short stories.

Cherokee Life Through Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle’s Short Stories

This video presents the conversation between Cherokee fiction writer and journalist Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle and Mapuche-Argentinian poet Liliana Ancalao, which happened on March 21, 2018. This was the second in a series of lectures on First Nations at Furman University. Through a comparative perspective, they share important aspects of their cultures through three topics: their respective culture’s relationship to the natural world, gender representations in their writing, and current social and political issues of the Cherokee and Mapuche First Nations.

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Jeanne Provost

Medieval Forests

Literature and Environment

The Medieval Forests: Literature and Environment website presents information on the environmental history of the forest settings of French and English medieval literature. Our aim is to facilitate scholarship that explores the connections between literature and the environment in medieval Europe. Site content is student-generated as part of a series of independent study courses and freshman seminars at Furman University.


Lane Harris

Translation of the Peking Gazette

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912.


Michele Speitz

Humans vs. Nature? Breaking the Dichotomy

This exhibit examines the interaction of human and natural sounds in the naturescape, endeavoring to demonstrate that, in the modern world, it is nearly impossible to separate the two.

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Chiara Palladino

Digital Agathemerus Project

The Digital Agathemerus Project website provides an interface to explore the digital edition and commentary of the Sketch of Geography by Agathemerus of Orthon. Through this website, you will be able to explore the reconstruction of the tradition of the text, the transcriptions of its manuscript witnesses and print editions, read aligned translations and investigate into the language and the spatial concepts of the author.