Projects in the Digital Humanities
As an initial foray into this multi-year project, in the Spring of 2016 Professor Emily Clark's Native American Religions class (RELG 356) digitized a collection of photographs featuring the native Alaskan King Island community in 1916. The students also created digital exhibits using the photographs and a collection of Jesuit documents about their mission to the community. Explore their exhibits here.
Despite a war and many miles of separation, Fr. Egan, S.J., of Yakima, WA and three hundred of his former students turned military servicemen depended on pen, paper, and stamps to relay important moments and news during World War II. Through the letters shared between Fr. Egan and his former students, Digital Humanities intern Gregory Fiorina '16 (History) explored the labored act of describing what it was like to be a soldier in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. This online exhibit is a tangible representation of the joys, stress, and everyday texture of some of "the Greatest Generation" in their proving ground. Explore it here.
On October 8th, 2016 at the College of Arts & Sciences Expo: New Initiatives, the College celebrated the launch of the new Digital Humanities Initiative with a symposium of students involved in the wide-ranging field of digital humanities. The panel was moderated by Gonzaga's Visiting Scholar of Digital Humanities, Katey Roden.