New Director

Mark Souther, associate professor of history, was appointed Director of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities on August 12, 2013.  Previously co-director, Souther assumed sole directorship following Mark Tebeau’s departure to become Director of Public History at Arizona State University.  Souther and Tebeau co-founded CPHDH in 2008 to focus and coordinate their collaborative work following the development of the Euclid Corridor History Project.  Since that time, CPHDH has undertaken a range of digital humanities projects, most notably the award-winning Cleveland Historical website and mobile app, which receives more than 100,000 annual unique visitors on its web version and has been downloaded on iOS and Google Play by more than 14,000 people worldwide.  The National Council on Public History recognized Cleveland Historical with an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Public History Project in 2011.  Cleveland Historical also led to the development of Curatescape, a budget-friendly, cloud-based, open source mobile framework developed to enable organizations to publish location-based content.  Souther, Tebeau, and Erin Bell continue to collaborate on the development of the Curatescape project.  In addition, CPHDH continues to investigate and develop public history and digital humanities projects and partnerships.