MSC Partnering with Public History at UNC-Greensboro this Fall

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Through the Main Street, Carolina program and Robert Allen’s graduate seminar in digital humanities/digital history, the Lab is partnering this fall with graduate students in UNC-Greensboro’s Graduate Concentrations in Museum Studies and Historic Preservation in the development of a new online resource using the Main Street, Carolina software platform.

Under the direction of Public History Director Professor Benjamin Filene, UNC-G graduate students are developing Windows to the Past: People, Places & Memory in Downtown Greensboro, a multi-faceted project that will offer public audiences several different ways of “touring” downtown and making connections between people, streetscapes, and sense of place. While buildings are the starting point, their goal is to “repopulate” the past by sharing human stories.  They are designing window-front displays, a printed self-guided tour, and a podcast.  UNC-Chapel Hill students will partner with them to design and implement an interactive web-based tour that both draws on and extends these other products, using the Main Street, Carolina software platform.