Professor Kurt Luther’s National Archives grant proposal was accepted. The project is through the NHPRC’s “Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records” program. Paul Quigley (History) is the PI. Kurt Luther (Computer Science) is Co-PI, along with David Hicks (Education).
The project titled “Mapping the Fourth of July in the American Civil War Era: A Crowdsourced Digital Archive” will use a variety of primary sources to build a website through which college and high school students, Civil War enthusiasts, and the general public can analyze and discuss how different regions celebrated the Fourth of July during the Civil War.