I am embarking on a project to create a digital repository of World Regional Geography textbooks for OU DGES undergraduates to work on for Capstone projects. The goal is to gather and digitize World Regional Geography textbooks from World War II to the present-day. With this we will create guides and examples for students who are intersted in how environmental issues and geopolitical issues are framed by textbook authors over time. Students will be shown how text analysis techniques can be part of a geohumanities-focused capstone project that answers important questions.
There is funding for two assistantships to assist in research and setting up the repository. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.