Digital Projects

The History Department is active in the Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) at Colorado College. Several faculty members have collaborated with students to build digital projects, which are listed below. For more information on an individual project, click the project title. For more information on the Digital Liberal Arts at CC, visit the DLA@CC Website.

inmates shown in prison garbPast, Present, Prison

Faculty: Carol Neel

This website presents the research of twenty-six Colorado College students in the Cañon City archives during the fall of 2016. The site includes essays, maps, and interactive timelines, that represent American incarceration as it has developed since the late nineteenth-century on the ground in Southern Colorado.



A map of river systems in FrancePolicing Male Homosexuality: 18th Century Paris

Faculty: Tip Ragan

This project, based on thousands of police records located in several Parisian repositories, involves the creation of a database that will allow students and scholars to analyze patterns and changes in same-sex relations from the 1720s to the 1780s and a website including explanatory essays, images, an extensive bibliography, and more. We want not only to explore, describe, and visualize the sodomitical subculture on its own terms but also to connect it with the larger society in many ways: immigration, age and class structures, employment and unemployment, gender, urban space, prostitution, public and private matters, social control and personal agency.


An image of an ottoman buildingScholarly Networks of the Islamic World

Faculty: Jane Murphy

Based on biographies written by Islamic scholar Al-Jabarti (c.1800), this project explores student teacher relationships, as well as individuals' relation to texts and subjects in the Islamic world during the 18th century.



a classic sci-fi style illustration of a spaceshipHistorifans

Faculty: Danielle Sanchez

Historifans is a a collaborative history site that ties all things pop culture to complex historical topics. The goal of Historifans is to get scholars to combine their pop culture and research interests in new, exciting, and thoughtful ways. Unlike standard academic journals, all Historifans articles are written in a way that makes the content accessible for general audiences.


"Self portrait (masked)" by Annabel DriussiColorado College 2020 Archival Project

Faculty: Jake Smith 

The Colorado College Archival Project is a collaboration between students, faculty, and staff in the History Department and the Library designed to archive Colorado College community members' experiences of the pandemic, the protests against systemic racism and police brutality, and the countless events that have shaped our lives over the course of 2020. Archival records are often distorted, favoring certain voices over others. We hope to work against that by collecting and archiving a multiplicity of different voices and experiences.
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