Ray Pianka became a student of local history at a young age, learning long before this Center came into existence, that not only could history be used to cause people to take notice of change occurring in their neighborhood, but that it could be used to preserve and rebuild neighborhoods.
Twenty sixteen was a productive year for the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities. As we begin the new year, we wanted to post an update for our supporters to give a quick look at what we’ve been working on lately and what lies ahead in 2017.
On September 2, the Center hosted “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium” in the Fenn Tower Ballroom. Sponsored by the CSU College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, and CSU Black Studies Program, the symposium attracted more than 150 attendees from […]
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 Center for Public History + Digital Humanities enjoyed an eventful 2014. Here are some highlights of the last year and a look at what to expect in 2015: • Mark Souther and Meshack Owino received an NEH Office of Digital Humanities Startup Grant for “Curating Kisumu: Adapting Mobile Humanities Interpretation in East Africa.” The […]
On September 15, project directors Mark Souther and Meshack Owino introduced “Curating Kisumu: Adapting Mobile Humanities Interpretation in East Africa” to National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) staff and grantees as well as representatives of a number of government agencies, universities, and humanities institutions at the NEH Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) Project Directors Meeting. As recipients […]
The Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded a $60,000 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant to Mark Souther, Associate Professor of History and Center for Public History + Digital Humanities Director, and Meshack Owino, Associate Professor of History at Cleveland State University. The grant project, titled Curating Kisumu: Adapting […]
Public history can build community and revitalize neigbhorhoods, or so our collaboration with the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood has been proving over a decade. Nearly a decade ago Nelson Beckford, then with the Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Corporation (now with the Cleveland Foundation), began a partnership with the Center (even before it was the Center) to document the […]
We are excited to announce that Spokane Historical, Baltimore Historical, and New Orleans Historical will be up and running as beta proof of concepts in the next six weeks. Mobile Historical is a mobile app platform for iOS & Android, designed to “curate the city” through the use of geo-located historical texts, archival film and […]
While compiling content for Cleveland Historical’s app site on the Tower Press building, an old textile factory near the campus of Cleveland State University, a CPHDH staff member selected to include an image that raised a number of questions. The photograph, taken in 1935 in an unknown location during a textile strike, shows a topless female […]