Adina Langer teaches Historic Preservation students how to create digital objects focused on the Beltline
This semester Heritage Preservation students are exploring the theory and practice of digital history in a new seminar taught by Adina Jocelyn Langer. Langer, a public historian who recently moved to Atlanta from Michigan, has designed the class around the Atlanta Beltline. Students are compiling images, documents, maps and oral histories into “digital objects” and placing them on an Omeka-based website, The Atlanta Rail Corridor Archive. During the second half of the semester, they will be developing thematic exhibits around these archived objects. Topics under their consideration range from adaptive use of industrial sites to the very different impacts of the historic beltline on adjoining neighborhoods. Students will be presenting their work at the GSU library CURVE space on Tuesday, April 28, 4:30pm. Please email Adina Langer if you are not affiliated with the university but would like to attend.
Langer brings to GSU her experience developing digital exhibits at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City. A specialist at connecting personal stories with public history, Langer is helping to bring new dimensions of learning to the Heritage Preservation and graduate history programs. In addition to her spring HIST 8885, Theory and Practice of Digital History, she will be teaching HIST 8730, Exhibition Development, in the fall.