Public humanities

Collage of public memorial sites including George Floyd mural, "Say Their Names" graveyard event, and Martin Luther King memorial


American Identities in Public Memorials hosts memory studies projects for the introductory American Studies course at the University of Kansas, "American Identities." For these projects, students research public memorials in their communities, considering how these memorials work to serve or counter hegemonic identity formation. In the summer of 2019, students wrote blog posts based on in-person fieldwork. In the summer of 2020, students completed a mapping project and a similar blog project based on digital research.

Project on the History of Black Writing


The Project on the History of Black Writing is a research unit in the Department of English within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. HBW has been in the forefront of research and inclusion efforts in higher education since its founding in 1983 at the University of Mississippi, Oxford. HBW is committed to literary recovery work in Black studies; innovative scholarship, book history and digital humanities; professional development and curriculum transformation; and public literacy programming.

The Emmett Till Memory Project


The Emmett Till Memory Project is your complete guide to the legacy of Till’s murder. The app takes users to the most important sites in the Mississippi Delta and beyond. At each site, the app provides expert-vetted narratives, access to relevant archival documents, and a collection of historic and contemporary photographs. The ETMP teaches users what happened at each site in 1955 and how the sites have been commemorated since 1955.