The application is now open for the Digital Atlas Design Internship for undergraduate students for the spring 2023 term. The course, taught by the World History Center Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History Dr. Nathan Michalewicz and WHC Director Dr. Ruth Mostern, is designed for students interested in performing historical research on a global scale and learning more about digital tools. Each student, guided by experts at the World History Center and Pitt faculty, will use digital tools such as ArcGIS, QGIS and ESRI StoryMap to blend writing, images, narrative, and georeferenced historical maps to create a project about some phenomenon or event in the global or transregional past. The internship supports student research and expands student skills including web based design and project management. Completed projects can be included on resumés and in portfolios. The internship counts as an elective for the Geographic Information Systems Certificate offered by the Department of Geology and Environmental Science.
For more information check out this presentation about the course!
View sample syllabus here!
Fill out the application form by October 26, 2022 for guaranteed review of your application for the spring 2023 internship.
Image from "Britain's Informal Empire in the Gulf, 1822-1914" by 2021 intern Lawson Pace. Read more about Lawson's project here!