The “Sandbox” space makes available a number of resources that utilize and explore the data underlying "Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France. A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640" created by the Making and Knowing Project at Columbia University.

View the Project on GitHub cu-mkp/sandbox

Course Projects

ENGL84031 / HISTGU4031 / COMS4495: Transforming Texts (Spring 2019)

The Spring 2019 course Transforming Texts: Textual Analysis, Literary Modeling, and Visualization built upon M&K’s previous Digital and Lab Seminars. Geared towards students from the humanities and computer science, the course encouraged the disciplines to work together to analyze, explore, and understand historical texts.

Spring 2019 Final Student Projects (2021-05-06)


GU4962: Hands-on History (2021- )

The Final Project in the undergraduate/graduate lab seminar Making and Knowing in Early Modern Europe: Hands-on History are intended to serve as companion pieces to the Digital Critical Edition, Secrets of Craft and Nature, or form a part of the Making and Knowing Project’s Research and Teaching Companion to Secrets of Craft and Nature. These exploratory and experimental projects are meant to help brainstorm, design, and implement alternative paths by which to access the material in the Edition and/or provide other forms of disseminating and engaging with the themes.

Summer 2021 Final Student Projects (2021-07-08)


Fall 2021 Final Student Projects (2022-01-27)


Spring 2022 Final Student Projects (2022-08-15)


Spring 2023 Final Student Projects (2024-01-08)


Making Colors!