Transatlantic Research and History 3801E

Transatlantic Digital Victorians

Student Community-based Research Collaboration with the University of Huddersfield

Dr. Paul Ward (Huddersfield) and Dr. Amy Bell (Huron) will supervise group student projects in the 2016-7 academic year, with students from AIH2022 Digital Victorians and HIST3801E The Historian’s Craft. The project will create a shared virtual exhibit entitled “Transatlantic Digital Victorians”. Using the original historical objects of our Community Partners, the Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, a preserved 1920s weaver’s cottage, and Eldon House, an upper-class Victorian home in London ON,  students will  work collaboratively through skype and social media to create the digital history displays. Students will learn about the material history, provenance and significance of their object, and create 3d images and blurbs to be shared on the Digital Victorians website, the Eldon House website, and Scholarship@Western. MORE HERE!!