"Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations Focuses on Citizenship" -- Southern Rambles

  • Posted on: 11 July 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

Dr. Susan Knowles, Project Historian for Trials, Triumphs, and Tranformations and Digital Humanities Research Fellow at the Center for Historic Preservation (CHP), has written and excellent overview and history of the project at the CHP blog Southern Rambles. Knowles writes, in part,

Over the past year, with direction and guidance from CHP Director Dr. Carroll Van West, our colleagues at Walker Library have added new content to the Trials and Triumphs primary source digital collection that first went live in 2014. Digital Projects Librarian Ken Middleton and I visited repositories and contacted librarians, archivists, and curators at institutions large and small. What we found has doubled the size of the initial collection as we worked with another sixteen partner institutions.

During 2016-2017, Dr. West added a new scholarly essay, Web Services Librarian Amy York designed an attractive and lively new Web site, and interactive data visualizations were created to enhance several research threads in the historical content. Teaching with Primary Sources–MTSU Graduate Research Assistant Ethan Holden drafted a new lesson plan accompanied by an interactive map designed by Kelli Gibson, CHP graduate research assistant for digital projects.

See more of Dr. Knowles' article on the project at Southern Rambles