Here you can find several projects, including both digital tools and digital exhibits which are currently hosted at Tufts.

The African American Freedom Trail Project

African American Freedom Trail Project

This project maps African American public history sites, known and unknown, while developing collaborative, community-based public history projects across greater Boston. It was built by the CSRD, the Africana Studies Program, The Africana Center, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History, Digital Collections and Archives, The DataLab, The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Diversity Fund at Tufts University, and the Tufts University Alumni Association. Learn more about the African American Freedom Trail project

Corpora: Knowledge Across Disciplines

Corpora knowledge across disciplines
Corpora is is a collaboratively developed, open source web application to rapidly discover, retrieve and cross-reference indexed video and transcript files, and other educational media, at a granular level and in comparative perspective. Corpora is also a collaborative effort to share resources and best practices in the areas of application development, metadata, data sharing, data licensing, and data sources in support of multimedia repositories. Learn more about the Corpora collaborative effort

Music and Dance of West Africa

By David Locke


Agbadza provides an excellent path into the heart of West African musical style, Agbadza consists of singing and drumming. Energized by the ensemble’s exciting music, the message of the drumming fuses with images in the song text, seizing the listener with the passionate spirit of Agbadza. In the vocal music, poems are set to tunes that have a variety of call-and-response arrangements between song leaders and a larger choral group. Song lyrics express themes of life and death, heroism and cowardice, and a warrior ethos for both males and females.


Dagomba dance-drumming homepage
Dagomba Dance-Drumming is a digital collection of various drumming patterns of the Dagomba people of northern Ghana with accompanying analyses and histories. This site lets users:

  • listen to drumming phrases
  • see the staff notation
  • learn the local language
  • read an oral history of each piece
  • study an analysis of the music

Learn more about Dagomba dance drumming


Yewevu homepageAn appendix to Professor David Locke’s article, “Yewevu in the Metric Matrix,” published in Music Theory Online (MTO), 16(4.4), 2010. This site features recordings of his own performance of the music discussed in the article. Made with multitrack recording technology, these audio files provide full mixes of all the instruments together in ensemble and, perhaps more exciting, the site’s online mixer enables users to hear the parts in various combination. The mixer should allow readers of the article to better understand the analytic discussion of the various parts and to actually hear the music that is graphically represented in the notation examples. Learn more about the sounds of Yewevu


Perseids homepage

Perseids is a collaborative online environment in which users can edit, translate, and produce commentaries on a variety of ancient source documents, including inscriptions, medieval manuscripts, and texts. Learn more about the Perseids collaborative online environment


Perseus Digital Library
Perseus, directed by Gregory Crane (Classics), covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. Started in 1985, this digital library focuses on making the full record of humanity – linguistic sources, physical artifacts, historical spaces – as intellectually accessible as possible to every human being, regardless of linguistic or cultural background. Learn more about the Perseus digital library

The Tufts University Treebanked Commentaries

Treebanked Commentaries Database

This project contains Latin and Greek texts that have been digitally annotated in XML: individual words and entire clauses have been syntactically connected, which enables users to visualize the structure of meaning in these texts as a branching tree and allows dense linguistic information to be rapidly accessible. This project is part of the larger Perseids Project and the Perseus Digital Library, and has been collaboratively generated with students advanced graduate and undergraduate students at Tufts, and edited by M. Harrington. Learn more about the Tufts University Treebanked Commentaries