Hollywood Goes To War


Screenshot of the exhibit

Hollywood Goes to War is an online exhibit created by public history students in the HIST 4426: Documentation and Interpretation (capstone) course in spring 2013.  I instructed the course and guided student research and curatorial choices in writing text, choosing images, and balancing interpretation.  Because the course was digitally inflected, students gained practice in presenting history on the web (most of them for the first time).  They learned Omeka software (created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at Georgia Mason University) and engaged with critical readings on digital history practice.

John Sbardellati served as consulting historian and Zoila Torres, graphic designer of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, designed the site’s banner.