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Join us: Theorizing DH

To mark its inaugural academic year, the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) will host a brown-bag discussion series introducing faculty and graduate students to the fundamentals of Digital Humanities. This series aims to acquaint participants with key debates, terms, and concepts that ground Digital Humanities in various interpretive and computational methods.

Theorizing DH

Wednesday, October 28th
1:10 p.m.

Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC), Fourth Floor Holland Library


We will serve coffee and cookies. Contact David Squires ( for more information.


Commemoration, Celebration, and Politics

Dr Sun speaks to History Club
Dr. Sun speaks to History Club on “Commemoration, Celebration, and Politics”

On September 24, Dr. Raymond Sun spoke to the History Club on the topic of “Commemoration, Celebration, and Politics,” looking at how American presidents from Reagan to Obama have invoked the memory of the D-Day landings to shape our collective memory of the event and use it inspire support for their present-day political agendas.

Berry Family Excellence Grant – Jeff Sanders

Jeffrey Sanders
Jeffrey Sanders

Associate Professor Jeff Sanders has received a $12,500 Berry Family Excellence Fellows Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences.  The coversheet for  his proposal – “Tributaries:  A Regional Digital Environmental Research and Teaching Collaboration” follows.

Jeff also reports that on April 22 he gave an invited lecture to the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO). He discussed his ongoing work as an environmental historian at WSU and his current project titled Childhood and Environment in the Postwar American West that examines the entwined history of children and environment in the United States after World War II. His work explores how Americans, concerned with the well-being of their children, framed environmental concerns and produced new environmental knowledge through the lens of childhood between 1940 and 1990.

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