Digital Public History, Spring 2020

Students in Dr. Beatty’s HIS399/MPA381 Digital Public History course created open access, born-digital archives and exhibits based on original research for their final projects. Check out their work below!

  • Captain America’s Historical Backdrop,” by Thomas Albert ’20, a project examining the historical context of the rise of Captain America and the comic’s cultural impact in American society.
  • Home Front Heroes During WWII,” a presentation of American women’s work and its role in sustaining the war effort during World War II, by Rob Acierno ’20, Garrett Hunt ’21, and Marc Murgo ’20.
  • The Federal Theatre Project,” by Melanie McGeary, ’22, an exploration of the New Deal program which provided work for theatrical artists during the Great Depression and helped to birth a new age of American theater.