Completed or Ongoing Projects
Zapruder World is both an Open Access History journal and a global network of historians and political activists. The journal aspires to “transform the way we look at history, the way historical research is organized, and the way historical knowledge is transmitted from one generation to another.” In addition to my ongoing responsibilities as a Managing Editor, I oversaw the development of the journal’s Drupal-based CMS (Content Management System) website and our typesetted print-version template.
The #NewFascismSyllabus is a crowd-sourced collection of writings on the history of fascist, populist, and authoritarian movements and governments during the 20th and 21st centuries. The syllabus is intended as an entryway into the scholarly literature for those seeking deeper insights into how past societies gravitated towards and experienced varieties of right-wing authoritarianism.
Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History (Oxford University Press, 2011)
A promotional website for Trevor Getz’s Abina and the Important Men. In addition to providing users with a collection of scholarly book reviews of Abina, media coverage of the book’s publication, and a general description of the book’s contents, Abina‘s companion website features an interactive timeline, a collection of additional primary sources on the topic of slavery in West Africa, high-resolution maps, PowerPoint presentations, and sample lesson plans for any professor interested in using Abina in his or her own classroom.
* Note: This website is no longer online (in its original form).
An Omeka-based digital collections website featuring a collection of neo-fascist posters I personally “harvested” from the walls and poster boards of Rome between the fall of 2018 and the early summer of 2019. In addition to providing hi-resolution images of each of the 50 or so posters I collected, the digital collections website will feature information on each of the Eternal City’s neo-fascist groups, their organizational histories and, in some cases, connections to Benito Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship and to one another, and a handful of interactive maps and other multimedia tools showing when and where each poster was harvested.
Ruth Williams Ricci – a Fascist sympathizer from New York City who served both as a volunteer nurse in the Italian Red Cross and, later, as a freelance journalist during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War – toured throughout East and North Africa, participated in or witnessed many of Fascist Italy’s military and colonial campaigns, and had personal contacts among the regime’s highest generals and officials. Once completed, this “digital volume” will feature the (un)published book chapters, essays, speeches, and letters that Ricci composed between 1935 and 1941 in defense of both Fascism and Italian colonialism for a largely American readership. Additionally, the volume will feature a range of other relevant primary sources, such as transcripts of Ricci’s recently discovered FBI files and documents from Fascist Italy’s Ministry of Popular Culture pertaining to Ricci’s pro-Italian propaganda campaigns in Italy and the United States. Finally, the volume will include a variety of digital tools and resources, such as interactive maps of Ricci’s travels, a comprehensive timeline, and a photo gallery, each of which will serve as “portals” into the collection of Ricci’s writings. Following contemporary trends in Digital History, the volume’s resources will be hyperlinked together as a “web” of connectivity and interactivity, allowing the reader to move seamlessly, and in a non-linear fashion, between interactive companion resources, primary source documents, and secondary (or editorial) vignettes.
An interactive virtual model of the regime’s Mostra della rivoluzione fascista.