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.
- “Greek Revival: An Homage on the American Landscape,” by Keely Bluett ’22 and Bryanna Parks ’21, a study of the impact of Greek architecture on American culture and politics.
- “American Eugenics: Scientific Injustice in the 20th Century,” by Danielle Gemperline, ’20, an analysis of the impact of the American eugenics movement.
- “The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart: A Cultural Phenomenon,” by Kaitlyn Graf ’20, Josiah Morales ’20, and Corey Wolf ’20, which investigated Earhart’s final flight, theories of her disappearance, and why Americans are so fascinated with her story to this day.
- “The Aftermath of Black Friday: The Fire that Changed Australia,” by Kirby Hocking, ’20, arguing for the significance of the 1939 brushfire and its significance in shaping Australian policy, society, and life.
- “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.
- “Women’s Rhetoric in the Anti-Suffrage Movement,” by Corrine Longenbach, ’20, a linguistic analysis of American women’s arguments against suffrage in the early 20th century.
- “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.