online presence and database of CDH history

Project team

Built by CDH

For nearly as long as the CDH has been in existence, it has maintained an online record of its history of engagement with the Princeton and DH communities. The CDH website began life as a blog in 2014, eventually transforming into a custom database and content management system. The website has evolved organically over the lifetime of the CDH. In its current iteration, the website comprises data on people, events, projects, and grants along with blog posts and other content. All CDH staff consult the website to keep up with the work of their colleagues, recall the history of the CDH, and disseminate this information to others.


Like other CDH projects, CDH Web is a collaborative project involving many people with many diverse skills.

Most site content written by CDH staff and affiliates, except blog posts as indicated.

Acceptance testing for software features by Deborah Schlein, Jim Casey, Kate Clairmont, Mary Naydan, Nora Benedict, Sarah Meadows, Rebecca Munson, Natalia Ermolaev, Mana Winters, and Camey VanSant.

Site visuals

Visual design by Xinyi Li. The CDH logo was designed by Lindsay Nordell.

Profile photos taken at CDH by Xinyi Li, Nick Budak, Jean Bauer, and Gissoo Doroudian.

Technical details

This website is powered by a custom Python/Django/Wagtail codebase with a custom data model created to document the people, projects, and events associated with CDH activities. Technical documentation and database diagrams are available.

CDH web relies on an ecosystem of existing open and free software packages, libraries, and languages. The team is grateful for the many organizations and individual developers who share our commitment to creating well documented, open source software solutions.

CDH Grant History

  • 2016– Staff Project