"The Great Experiment": Virtual Reality for Higher Education

Join the Omohundro Institute as we welcome Professors Warren Hofstra and Mohammad Obeid from Shenandoah University, Professor Kevin Hardwick of James Madison University, and Chief Immersive Officer at AccessVR J.J. Ruscella to discuss their virtual reality learning tool, “The Great Experiment.” The tool aims to “place participants in Independence Hall” during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Read More

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A symposium on digitizing #VastEarlyAmerica

by Molly O’Hagan Hardy Next week, The Omohundro Institute will host a group of scholars working in special collections, academia, and grant funding agencies to discuss the past, present, and future of the digitization of the vast early American record. Specifically, the group will focus on the  Lapidus Initiative Digital Collections Fellowships, an effort the… Read More

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How digital humanities can further our understanding of human experiences

by Kevin Dawson As a cultural historian of the African diaspora who employees the paradigms of Atlantic history to trace the cultural traditions of enslaved Africans who were forcibly uprooted and transplanted in the Americas, I was both impressed and inspired by the possibilities digital research offers for adding depth and breadth to our understandings early American history.  Scholars… Read More

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A "Digital Research in Early America" recap

by Maeve Kane In October 2018, I participated in the WMQ-UCI Digital Research in Early America workshop hosted by Sharon Block and Josh Piker at University of California-Irvine. This post aims to give those who weren’t able to attend an idea of the conversations and common themes of the new scholarship presented. Most broadly, the workshop was a productive… Read More

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