Public History & Humanities

The Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University Department of History develops state-of-the-art public humanities projects and resources rooted in scholarly disciplines in concert with university and K-12 educators and students, libraries, museums and cultural institutions, and neighborhood organizations.

Oral History

The Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection consists of nearly 1,000 audio interviews. Students, educators and researchers from throughout Northeast Ohio regularly contribute to the collection, which features a breadth of topics through interviews that cover a broad cross-section of the community. Cleveland Voices showcases highlights of this collection.

Mobile Apps

CPHDH specializes in mobile apps that foster digital storytelling. Building upon our award-winning Cleveland Historical website and app, we developed Curatescape, a low-cost, open-source mobile framework for publishing location-based humanities content that is available for licensing. To date more than 30 organizations worldwide have adopted Curatescape.
From The Blog

Curating East Africa, 2017-2018

Central Business District, Kisumu, Kenya

Curating East Africa, the newest phase of a three-year-old collaborative project, officially begins today. Funded by a Level II Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities, Curating East Africa, co-directed by Mark Souther and Meshack Owino of Cleveland State University (CSU) in close association with colleagues […]