Histories of-the-national-mall

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Histories of-the-national-mall

  1. 1. HISTORIES OF THE NATIONAL MALL Uncovering the history you never see with your on the National Mall mobile Sheila A. Brennan, Associate Director of Public Projects Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media @sherah1918 | sbrennan@gmu.edu
  2. 2. MOST VISITORS SEE THE MALL AS THIS
  3. 3. MALL ONCE LOOKED LIKE THIS
  4. 4. HOW WOULD YOU KNOW? In this area of the Mall: there was a railroad station; a canal; an assassination at the train station; slaves were bought and sold.
  5. 5. WHY BUILD THIS? Saw a need for interpretation on the Mall about the Mall. Public history scholarship often never incorporated into public sites. Neutral organization, so that the site isn't about marketing individual institutions, it's about the history of a public space. Experience and interest in building better ways to deliver content to different audiences.
  6. 6. COMMITTED TO RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN FOR GREATEST ACCESSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY
  7. 7. Historical Map Layers Questions about episodes in Mall history Interesting People Significant Events
  8. 8. PEOPLE
  9. 9. Past Events
  10. 10. EXPLORATIONS
  11. 11. DETAILED EXPLORATION
  12. 12. SOURCES
  13. 13. WHAT WE'VE DONE Built in Omeka custom map layering (leaflet.js) plugin + Geolocation exhibit builder for "explorations" and Scavenger Hunt Custom responsive theme (all 2.0 themes, responsive) Created lots of content Started with public domain, open content Bringing together resources from diff institutions Testing Started with sketches-> undesigned site->current Map and filtering testing, on-site Content testing: what is of interest to diff people
  14. 14. WHAT'S NEXT? Publicity for March 2014 launch Adding more content, exploring partnerships with area institutions to focus on their stories, their sources Translations Adjusting based on feedback and use.

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