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The Center for Public History + Digital Humanities is dedicated to bringing a pioneering approach to public history through projects that make use of emerging digital technologies. Our focus is on enriching the student experience, cultivating advanced pedagogical skills in the region’s public school teachers, and reaching out to the public through creative and collaborative programming.

For more information or to collaborate, please contact Dr. Mark Souther at: (216) 687-3970 or m.souther@csuohio.edu.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New African American History App Tour

The Center is pleased to announce the newest tour on the Cleveland Historical website and mobile app. Developed with funding from the Cleveland State University Office of the Provost, the new “African Americans” tour emerged from a summer undergraduate research project and fall graduate course directed by Mark Souther. Last summer, Bethany Hollowell, Timothy Klypchak, […]

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 […]

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 […]