Projects

Media Bias in Adams County: The 2016 Election — Erik Carneal ’21

This project is an analysis on biased media leading up to the 2016 election in Adams County. Digital tools like TimelineJS show the progression of the articles as the election approached. The site provides analysis of these articles through Voyant Tools text analysis to find word trends between liberal and conservative media. It also gives a background on media bias in general through citing other scholarly journals.

College and Community in Adams County — Michaela Crow ’19

College and Community in Adams County examines the evolution of service partnerships between the College and community over time. The project moves from the 60s and 70s when a limited few service projects where orchestrated by the Chapel to the present period under the Center for Public Service. Moving chronologically through time, this project is centered around a single timeline of service relationships using the tool TimelineJS and is hosted on the platform Scalar. Information for this project primarily came from Special Collections and College Archives as well as from documents kept in the Center for Public Service.

Augment Your Past — Hoang Anh Just ’21

The project focuses on the past by providing the historical facts and photos of the Gettysburg College Campus from 1890s to 1920s. It allows the audience to compare the present Gettysburg College Campus with the past by using an augmented reality mobile application developed in Unity. The project hopes to interest the College community to learn more about the College history using modern approaches of conveying the past.

Constructing the Past — Maci Mark ’21

Constructing the Past is a project that focuses on the Gettysburg College buildings Brua Hall, 227 Carlisle Street, and 250 Carlisle Street to show how buildings can reflect changes in a community. It shows how interconnected the college community is and the growth of the college. Information was gathered from Special Collections, Facilities, and Adams County Historical Society.  This project uses a website hosted on WordPress and used the digital tools TimelineJS to highlight the history of the buildings and JuxtaposeJS to show the alterations made to them over time.

Redefining Populism Beyond the West — Emma Poff ’22

This project focuses on defining populism to include countries beyond the West to show connections between populist characteristics and human rights violations. After gathering research on four different countries and their histories of human rights violations, the author used digital tools such as TimelineJS and StoryMapJS to present findings on WordPress. The website’s audience has the ability to browse countries examined in the study and learn about how governments struggling with large-scale human rights violations tend to share multiple characteristics of populism. This project hopes to bring awareness to countries rarely discussed in the news suffering from oftentimes dangerous government leadership.

Visual Novels as Digital Storytelling — Emmarie Toppan ’20

This project discusses visual novels (a type of video game) as a medium that combines literature and technology to create an interactive and immersive story experience. It serves as an introduction to what visual novels are, where they fit in, and how they embody certain Digital Humanities values. The goal is to show the scholarly value in video games and reduce the childish stigma that currently still surrounds them. The site was created using WordPress, and it includes a timeline made with TimelineJS that walks through the history of visual novels.