This has been quite the year of changes and opportunities for Digital Holland! With the 2016-2017 school year drawing to a close, let’s look back on some of this news and excitement.
Digital Holland 3.0
The website that you are viewing now is the restructured 3rd version the Digital Holland project. Though the site had many fantastic elements before our February revamp, it is our hope that this organizational and aesthetic revision better showcases our more in-depth, interactive exhibit-style articles while allowing for easier navigation of the encyclopedia-style articles that most interest you! The mission of Digital Holland — to provide our visitors with the history of Holland, Michigan in a way that truly features its unique culture — has not changed. Digital Holland still seeks to be a work of public scholarship, created by students but thriving because of community engagement and contributions from visitors like you. For more detailed information on the revision you can read our update here.
National Conference for Undergraduate Research
From April 6-8th, the Digital Holland Committee attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee. This conference was an amazing chance to share the most recent version of Digital Holland, meet researchers from all over the country, and support some of our own Hope College student colleagues in their research endeavors. A project like Digital Holland is unique, and it was our privilege to be able to present it on such a large scale!
Hope College’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance
Opportunities to present Digital Holland didn’t end in Tennessee! We also exhibited our site and its changes at Hope College’s own Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance (CURCP) on April 21. For a project based on culture and community, this event really reinforced the importance of sharing Holland’s history with its community and was a moment to yet again share Digital Holland on our home turf!
This year of change and opportunity has reaffirmed for us the significance of Digital Holland as a work of public scholarship with the Holland community. We would not exist without our contributors and visitors and continually look forward to making other improvements and additions to the site. If you want to be a part of this future growth, please contact us. We can’t wait to work with you!
As always, we encourage you to browse the site’s exhibits and encyclopedia, reach out to us, and follow us on social media!
Thanks for a great year,
The Digital Holland Committee