Researchers at the University of Wyoming and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West have joined international colleagues in Wales in a new project aimed at developing digital tools to analyze historical book illustrations to gain a more thorough understanding of history.

Using a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities and the United Kingdom’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, the team will use cutting-edge computing techniques to uncover hidden histories contained in the collections of several cultural institutions.

Leading the project are UW Vice Provost for Global Engagement Isadora Helfgott, an associate professor of history, and Julia Thomas, a professor of English literature at Cardiff University in Wales. Also participating are UW American Heritage Center Director Paul Flesher; Jeremy Johnston, the Hal and Naoma Tate Endowed Chair of Western History at Cody’s Buffalo Bill Center of the West; and a team of computer scientists at Cardiff…

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