Current DH@CWorks Projects:

cropped-201114-150x150 Grimsby Timescapes
Grimsby Timescapes is a curatorial and oral history project that is part of the graduate research of Sara Nixon, a student in the Public History MA Program.  Using the Rideau Timescapes App for iOS devices as a framework, Nixon has curated a downtown Grimsby version that delivers historical photographs of the town to the user in place.

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Shawn Graham’s course, Hist 3812a, explores the digital representation of history, where ‘gaming’ is understood as both ‘play’ as well as ‘manipulation’.

Affiliated DH@CWorks Projects:

rideau_thumb Rideau Timescapes App
The Rideau Timescapes App is a free iphone app that offers visitors to the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) access to more than 700 historic photographs.  The app is a collaborative project between the Centre for Public History and the School for Information Technology.

4262ad9b73c8a87bbfffdfb5e5393d3b A Wheelchair History of Disability in Canada
Curatored by Ph.D. student Dorothy J. Smith, this web-based exhibit explores the history of wheelchairs in Canada, and stems from a unique partnership between faculty from the Department of Systems and Computing Engineering, the Department of Social Work, and the Department of History.

tumblr_llie84uB8J1qivrtm Douglas Cardinal Project
This project chronicles the archival processing of the Douglas Cardinal Collection at the Carleton University Archives and Research Collections, which was donated in 2011.  Douglas Cardinal is one of Canada’s most renowned architects. His flowing architecture is distinguished by its smooth lines and is shaped by his Aboriginal heritage as well as European Expressionist architecture.


Archived Projects:

© Benjamin News Company, Montreal Air Canada Augmented Reality project
This project is a collaboration between Canada Science and Technology Museum and Carleton’s Public History MA class in Digitizing History.  Students will be digitizing artifacts and designing a book as a platform for viewing 3D objects, focused particularly on Air Canada in the 1960s.


thumb You Are What You Drive: Identities for Sale in 20th C print car Advertising
You Are What You Drive is a website developed in 2011 by Public History M.A. students in partnership with the Canada Science and Technology Museum.  The design was produced by students from the School for Information Technology.

1601541_10201595801880972_1222666004_n Ottawa Life Stories
Fourth-year history students are conducting oral history interviews with people who grew up in postwar Ottawa, exploring how people remember their childhoods and the mental maps they carry with them about growing up in the city.  Interviews will be digitized and curated.
Course Description Augmented Reality and Environmental History
In 2012, funded by a grant from NiCHE, 10 MA students in public history at Carleton University began exploring augmented reality (AR) for telling environmental history. The project was in conjunction with J. Dean and W. Knight’s exhibition at the Bytown Museum in Ottawa, Six Moments in the History of an Urban Forest.
NiCHE Report and Video

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The Digital History at Carleton Workshop has been funded by a grant from the Carleton Innovation Forum. For more information on partnerships and opportunities for projects, contact the DH@CWorks facilitator, James Opp.

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