Dr. Lorena Gauthereau, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to fund “Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Humanities Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality.” This symposium will bring together a select group of specialists to design pedagogical material that addresses critical and practical needs in higher education in the humanities. The project team will prioritize incubating projects focused on Latina/o, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies, but will also consider how 3D/XR technologies and data curation can intersect with methodologies deriving from studies of cultural heritage, minority archives, race and ethnicity, women of color feminist theory, community outreach, public humanities, and accessibility. Pedagogical material produced by the symposium participants will be made freely available to the public.
Dr. Gauthereau will serve as the PI on the grant and will work with colleagues from across the country, including Dr. Eric Kaltman (Carnegie Mellon University), Dr. Jessica Linker (Bryn Mawr College), Dr. Emma Slayton (Carnegie Mellon University), Neil Weijer (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Alex Wermer-Colan (Temple University), and Dr. Chris Young (University of Toronto). “Immersive Pedagogy” is scheduled to take place in summer 2019 at Carnegie Mellon University.
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