Spring 2021 Opportunities
Journal of the Plague Year: A Digital Archive of COVID-19
Professor Catherine O'Donnell, History
This project, “Journal of the Plague Year: A Digital Archive of COVID-19,” is a crowd-sourced digital archive of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organized into thematic sites and searchable through its metadata, the archive offers current and future users insight into the way the pandemic has been experienced by people and communities across the world.
The Introduction of Trout and Salmon in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand
Professor Tobias Harper, History
This project, “The Introduction of Trout and Salmon in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand,” is part of a history of recreational angling in the British Empire. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century British anglers and colonists introduced European and American fish into rivers in Africa, South Asia, Australia, and New Zealand in the hopes of creating new sport and food sources. Many of the formal records of how this was achieved are lost, but this was frequently reported in newspapers in Britain and in the colonies where these fish were introduced.
Peace with Other: Violence, Hatred, and Possibilities of Coming Together
Professor Chad Haines, Religious Studies
This project, “Peace with Other: Violence, Hatred, and Possibilities of Coming Together,” provides assistance for a volume of essays for which Dr. Haines is co-editor. The project explores diverse ways the Other is imagined as a threat and various ways such a divisive Othering can be overcome. Chapters in the book focus on migrants and refugees, minorities, gender and sexuality, as well as non-human others. Dr. Haines’ own contribution is on Islamophobia in the United States, right-wing extremists, and conspiracy theories focused on religious minorities.
Applied Philosophy Webpage
Professor Maura Priest, Philosophy
This project, “Applied Philosophy Webpage,” seeks to be a place where the average person can enjoy an introduction to philosophical writing, thinking, and reasoning. Each month the website features a philosophical debate, an interview about philosophical research, an ethics advice column, and an award given out to a philosophically virtuous ASU associate.