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Dr. Lindsey B. Maxwell, Assistant Teaching Professor, History  

“Places Lost and Found: 1950s Havana” is a digital humanities project that uses the latest in web-based Virtual Reality (VR) technology to reconstruct the Cuban capital’s Malecón esplanade as a three-dimensional venue for virtual visitors to engage in historical conversation. Designed with the aid of Mozilla Hubs, the VR model will incorporate visual as well as aural source material from FIU Libraries’ Cuban and Cuban American Collections and the Digital Library of the Caribbean. This ambitious project seeks to determine in what ways experiential history in social-virtual environments can enhance learning about places in the past that have become inaccessible. 

Undergraduate Research Fellow Responsibilities

The undergraduate research fellow will work with faculty to locate and digitize visual source material for the advancement of this project. The research fellow will have the opportunity to work with the paired faculty member to digitally construct a single immersive experience of 1950s Havana using FIU’s scholarly resources and cutting-edge digital technologies.

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