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Archive | Collaborative Projects

A major imperative of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities is to find collaborative partners in the community. We have worked with groups and individuals on a number of projects that enrich the academic, cultural, and recreational environment of the region. While most of our projects originate from our own organizational goals, many projects are initiated by citizens, community groups, non-profits, and others outside of the Center.

Curating Kisumu Grant Closes

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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 […]

New Grant for Kisumu App

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UPDATE: Registration is now open for “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.” Visit the site and register now! The Cleveland State University Office of Research recently awarded a Faculty Research and Development (FRD) grant of $18,935 to Mark Souther and Meshack Owino for “Mobilizing Humanities Research in East Africa,” an amplification and […]

Kenya Digital Collaboration Underway

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UPDATE: Registration is now open for “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.” Visit the site and register now! Earlier this month, Mark Souther and Meshack Owino traveled to Kenya to meet with project partners in the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant “Curating Kisumu: Adapting Mobile Humanities Interpretation […]

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 HistoricShaker.com, 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 […]

Voinovich Archive

This week marks the official opening of one of our latest projects, the Voinovich Collection.  The Center’s team–the “Marks” (both Mark Souther and Mark Tebeau) and Erin Bell–collaborated with Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs, as well as Ohio University (its Library and Voinovich School for Leadership & Public Affairs) on this collaborative […]

Re-Imagining Cleveland

Re-Imagining Cleveland is a collaborative project led by Neighborhood Progress Inc., partnering with the Green City Blue Lake Institute, Park Works , the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, the Ohio State University Extension, and the City of Cleveland. The project aims to reclaim and rehabilitate vacant land throughout the city of Cleveland by “providing grants to […]

Collaboration with Ohio Historical Society leads to Ohio Civil War 150

Anticipating renewed public interest in the U.S. Civil War as it approaches its sesquicentennial, the Center for Public History and Digital Humanities partnered with the Ohio Historical Society to create an online resource that would explore Ohio’s role in that war.  The result of this collaborative effort is Ohio Civil War 150. (more…)

Each in Their Own Voice: African American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005

Each in Their Own Voice: African American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005. This exhibit is a joint project of the Cleveland Artists Foundation and The Art Gallery at Cleveland State University, in collaboration with the CSU History Department. The exhibit opens January 23rd, 2009. The first generations of African American artists who were active in the […]

Each in their Own Voice: Artists Reception and Film Screening

The Art Gallery at Cleveland State University today hosts the opening reception, gallery talk, and film screenings for their latest exhibit, Each in their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005.  The exhibit, featuring oral histories collected by the Center for Public History and Digital Humanities, runs through March 7th, 2009.  (more…)