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Curatescape is a mobile app framework for iOS & Android, designed to “curate the landscape” through the use of geo-located historical texts, archival film and images, oral history (and other) audio, and short documentary videos. Built on Omeka, everyone’s favorite open source archival CMS, Curatescape is ideal for small- to medium-sized cultural heritage and educational institutions.

To learn more visit curatescape.org.

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 […]

Save the Date: Public Humanities and Modern Africa Symposium

Village outside Kisumu with Airtel mobile money transfer office at left. Photo by J. Mark Souther. All rights reserved.

UPDATE: Registration is now open for “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.” Visit the site and register now! On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Cleveland State University will host “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.” Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in cooperation with the Cleveland […]

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 […]

NEH Awards Digital Humanities Grant for “Curating Kisumu”

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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 […]

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 […]

Update: Cleveland Historical to Curatescape

Sorry for the long update, but over the summer, we’ve had numerous questions about Cleveland Historical, its features, how it developed, and where we’re going with our mobile projects. Earlier in the summer, we outlined some of those ideas in the Urban History Association Newsletter, linked here, but I thought I’d take another stab at where […]