|Altered Henry Box Brown image from our Great Escape Project|
On April 25, we spent the last week of our Digital Humanities Club meeting discussing what we had accomplished over the course of the semester and taking suggestions about what we want to do moving forward.
I'm still processing the feedback, but I sensed that the high school students enjoyed the experience of spending time for the program on a college campus. Early on, transportation from East St. Louis to SIUE posed a challenge. However, we eventually resolved that issue.
The use of the Eugene B. Redmond Learning Center in the library was really important for us this semester. In the future, though, we'll utilize more of the campus. In retrospect, I think we may have gotten stuck behind the computers a little too much, which isn't so strange for a DH club I suppose. Next year, I want to make sure we're walking around a little more.
We'll also continue working on our Great Escape Project. Having a set project, as opposed to only freestyling, gave us a necessary focus and a sense of purpose. We'll build on that.
• The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club Spring 2018