Jun 15

Alumni College: Two Historians Walk into a Digitally Reconstructed Bar

From site: Reunion 2018

Alumni College: Two Historians Walk into a Digitally Reconstructed Eighteenth-Century Bar

Friday, June 15th, 2018
1:15 – 2:15 pm / Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema

In this presentation, Lydia Symchych '18, history and digital humanities research assistant will discuss "Witness to the Revolution," an immersive, interactive 3d experience of the 1770 Boston Massacre created by Carleton students, Austin Mason, historian and assistant director of digital humanities, and history professor Serena Zabin, in partnership with the Boston Old State House. Based on original historical research, the game allows players to digitally experience the eighteenth-century city while exploring the hard problems of settling on a singular truth about the past. Founded in 2013, Carleton's Digital Humanities program supports cutting-edge classroom experimentation and innovative computer-enhanced research by helping humanities faculty to integrate digital technologies into their research and teaching and by training students to learn digital methodologies relevant to their humanities studies and future careers.



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