Special Projects

Contacts

Director, Center for Collaborative History
124 Dickinson Hall
609-258-8820
Manager, Center of Collaborative History
129B Dickinson Hall
609-258-5893

Department of History faculty are involved in a range of collaborative projects that seek to explore the world from the vantage point of multiple historical fields and academic disciplines.

Avkat

Anatolia and the Arab attacks in the 7th-8th centuriesLed by John Haldon, this collaborative research project in north-central Anatolia seeks to integrate a number of approaches to studying the past, using recent technological advances to integrate disparate datasets into a cohesive framework of analysis. The project seeks to integrate traditional archaeological survey work with other disciplines into a 100% digital project exploiting the full capacities of modern technology.

Learn more about Avkat.

Defortification of the German City

Defortification of the German City Yair Mintzker specializes in German-speaking Central Europe from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. The Defortification of the German City, 1689-1866 tells the story of the metamorphosis of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German cities from walled to defortified places.

Learn more about the book that came out of the project.

Environmental History, Digitization, and GIS

Emmanuel Kreike focuses on the intersection of war / violence / population movements, environment, and society. He is interested in how violence and forced migration destroy human landscapes and how people rebuild lives and livelihoods in often alien environments. Kreike combines models and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences with approaches from environmental science and forestry.

Learn more about Kreike's work.

Political and Social Histories in Latin America

Robert Karl works on modern Latin American history, focusing on relations between states and citizens in the 20th century. His research concentrates on the political history of mid-20th century Colombia, particularly practices of peace and violence. Karl's other interests include U.S.-Latin American relations, international history, and the application of GIS and other approaches in the digital humanities.

Learn more about Karl's work.

The Roaring 'Twenties

Emily Thompson is a historian of sound. By offering a website dedicated to the sounds of New York City circa 1930, her aim is not just to present sonic content, but to evoke the original contexts of those sounds, to help us better understand that context as well as the sounds themselves. The goal is to recover the meaning of sound, to undertake a historicized mode of listening that tunes our modern ears to the pitch of the past.

Learn more about The Roaring 'Twenties.