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Recapping CSU African Public Humanities Symposium


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 […]

Kenya Digital Collaboration Underway


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 […]

Kisumu Project Introduced at NEH ODH Directors Meeting

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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 […]

NEH Awards Digital Humanities Grant for “Curating Kisumu”


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 Matters

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 […]

When Does Content Cross the Line?

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 […]