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Reflecting on the Curating East Africa Project

Mobile Phone Kiosk at Kisumu Municipal Market

December 31, 2018, marked the close of “Curating East Africa: A Platform and Process for Location-based Storytelling in the Developing World,” which was funded by an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant. The project white paper is now available. “Curating East Africa” resulted in the development of a beta of the WP Curatescape plugin, which permits […]

Curating Kisumu Grant Closes

Achieng' Oneko Rd, Kisumu

We completed the 2014-15 National Endowment for the Humanities-funded grant titled “Curating Kisumu: Adapting Mobile Humanities Interpretation in East Africa” on December 31. The project white paper summarizes grant activities and shares insights and lessons that emerged from our work in Kenya. The purpose of “Curating Kisumu,” as stated in our start-up grant proposal, was to “offer […]

The Judson Oral History Project

Many of the oral histories for the project took place in the Bicknell Mansion in Cleveland Heights, now part of Judson Park.

Over the past year, the Center collaborated with the the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University on the Judson Oral History Project. Funded by the Unger Family Foundation, the project conducted 36 interviews with residents at Judson Park, a not-for-profit retirement community in Cleveland Heights. John Horan, who has since earned […]

Shaker Heights Collaboration Wins OHPO Award

On September 28, the Ohio Historic Preservation Office awarded its 2013 Public Education & Awareness Award to, a project of the City of Shaker Heights, Shaker Heights Landmark Commission, and Shaker Heights Public Library.  In addition to a digital historic building card index that makes it possible to trace the history of this planned […]

Curatescape Spreads Across the Landscape

Born from the Cleveland Historical mobile app, the Curatescape mobile framework, developed by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities, offers a budget-friendly, cloud-based, open source solution for publishing location-based content. It enables cultural organizations, preservation groups, or educational institutions to exercise an interpretive voice and reconnect to their communities and audiences. Soon to […]

Provost’s Office Summer Research Project

The Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection passed the 900-interview mark this summer. Using an Engaged Scholarship summer undergraduate research grant from the Cleveland State University Office of the Provost, three students spent May through August working with Dr. Mark Souther and CPHDH to collect oral histories on African American history in Greater Cleveland with a […]

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 […]

Cuyahoga County Archives Internships

The Center for Public History and Digital Humanities in the CSU History Department is pleased to announce an internship in Archival Processing and Digital Archives in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Archives.  Paid positions ($15/hour), funded by a grant from the Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners, are open for both summer and fall on a competitive basis […]