During the centennial of WWI, a team at Gettysburg College sought to bring the history of the war to a broader audience through the digital humanities. Using an extensive archival collection of a highly decorated British officer – Lt. Colonel H.J.C. Peirs – the team created a website (www.jackpeirs.org) to tell a story of war using the experiences of one individual who fought on the western front for three years. What began as a digital letters platform has developed into project that tells a broader story about combat in the First World War, leadership, unit identity, emotional resilience, and endurance. Fundamentally, the project captures a person and their war experiences in time and makes that person’s life – as well as that of their battalion – accessible to a wide audience. Join us for a presentation about new ways of accessing and teaching the Great War’s history through the power of the Digital Humanities.
Presented by Dr. Ian Isherwood, R.C. Miessler, and Amy Lucadamo.
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