In this Project Lab, students will create a digital walking tour of London that supports the study abroad program, Victorian London’s Underworld. To create this product, students conduct primary, archival, and secondary source research on Victorian literature, history, and culture. Based on their findings, students will write and build the tour using the OpenTour.site, available through the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. The tour will contain geolocated sites with accompanying written descriptions/analyses, images, video, and/or voice-recorded transcriptions. The descriptions and analyses will consist of “counter-mapping,” an examination of space/place that offers alternative or nuanced perspectives of preconceived and established narratives on places and people.
Students will be able to
· Use digital mapping tools
· Research using a variety of digital techniques and sources
· Understand the role of place/space in human development and social/political relations
· Synthesize information from a variety of research sources
· Write concisely for various audiences (academic and public)