Undergraduate Internship in European and Digital History

George L. Mosse Program Undergraduate Intern in European and Digital History

Each year the Mosse Program selects 1-2 UW-Madison History Department undergraduate students for the George L. Mosse Program Undergraduate Internship in European and Digital History. Selected students gain experience in digital humanities, public history, and the library sciences. They work with units across campus, including UW Archives, Special Collections, the Oral History Program, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Mosse Digital Intern Blog Posts:

2019.11 – Claire Hitter, “Memories of Memorial Union: The Preservation of Campus History at University Archives
2019.10 – Nicholas O’Connell, “The Fry Collection: Life in Early Twentieth-Century Italy
2019.01 – Claire Hitter, “Listening to the Past: How Oral Histories Keep Legacies Alive
2019.01 – Piper Brown-Kingsley, “Learning the Importance of Personal Histories

Right: Claire Hitter, Left: Piper Brown-Kingsley working on cataloging oral histories at the Wisconsin Historical Society
Right: Claire Hitter, Left: Piper Brown-Kingsley working on cataloging oral histories at the Wisconsin Historical Society
Emma Strenski

Emma Strenski was the 2017-2018 George L. Mosse Program Intern. She graduated in May 2018 with majors in History and International Studies.

In the fall of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, I oversaw the creation of a digital history exhibition to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I in partnership with the Wisconsin State Historical Society. The photographs were taken by Eduard Frankl, a press photographer based in Berlin, Germany, taken during World War I from 1914 to 1916. The photographs concern the German war effort, and include scenes in and around Berlin, Poland, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Allied prisoners of war, refugees, and the battlefront throughout Europe. This archive has approximately 1,500 photographs. I scanned each photo separately, added it to the Wisconsin Historical Society Database, translated the caption from German to English, and tagged the search criteria for the image. This process took approximately six months to complete and the images are currently hosted on the Wisconsin Historical Society website.

 

Former Mosse Interns:

2020-2021 Emmaline Soderholm

2019-2020 Nicholas O’Connell

2018-2020 Claire Hitter

2018-2019 Piper Brown-Kingsley

2017-2018 Emma Strenski