Innovative digital humanities project receives national recognition

Mon. Feb. 1, 2021

University of Winnipeg Classics Professor Dr. Melissa Funke is part of a group of academics from across Canada and the United States whose open-access and public outreach project Peopling the Past has been awarded an honourable mention for an Emerging Open Scholarship Award from the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI) and recognized with a Public Scholarship award by the Women's Classical Caucus.

Peopling the Past is an interdisciplinary and multimedia initiative that hosts free, open-access resources for teaching and learning about real people in the ancient world and the people who study them. It was conceived broadly, including the entirety of the ancient Mediterranean, and set out to share these diverse, multilingual, multi-religious, and multi-ethnic cultures with the public.

Read the full UWinnipeg news article to learn more about Dr. Funke's exciting project