The History Design Lab is a collaborative community of students, faculty and staff working on original research-based outward-facing projects centered on history. History Design Lab projects typically deviate from the standard history paper or research project to focus on innovative ways to answer questions about history, especially histories of people, events, and phenomena that we have missed in our popular recounting of the past. HDL projects range from digital humanities projects to exhibit design, oral history, podcasts, historical fiction, and public history. HDL also publishes the online and print journal, On Second Though
t. This Winter Term Group Project offers students of any year and any major the opportunity to learn about, or continue their work with, the History Design Lab. Students will learn the basics of several different digital humanities tools, including Omeka and Scalar; will visit and do research in the Oberlin archives; and will produce a piece of work as part of one of the HDL's current projects (a biographical entry for the African American Women Intellectuals Project; research for the Oberlin History as American History Project; an article on a topic of their choice for On Second Thought
). We will meet together at least twice a week as a group; every student will also have a weekly individual meeting with the instructor to talk about their specific project.
Number of students:
January 25th - February 17th, 2022
This project is Non-Selective