Mapping Historic Scranton, a digital mapping project using GIS technology
At Misericordia University, we are working with our students to provide quality professional development alongside rigorous academic training in history and the humanities. Students in the humanities have the opportunity to work on a variety of community projects, service-learning courses, practicum experiences, and paid & unpaid internships throughout the region.
Recent student work includes a collecting project documenting the plague year, an exhibit on photography at the Anthracite Heritage Museum; an exhibit on the peace activism of the American Friends Service Committee in the 20th century; oral history projects; online exhibits on 20th-century life in the Wyoming Valley; and research essays featuring local history source materials and narratives. Visit our Past Projects menu above for more information on these and all our efforts to document local history.
Be sure to check out our students’ blog in the Interns’ Corner, and read about their experiences interning at the National Federation for the Blind (Baltimore, MD), the Anthracite Heritage Museum (Scranton, PA), and Eckley Miners’ Village (Eckley, PA).