Strategies for Mobile Interpretive projects for Humanists and Cultural Organizations


This paper draws upon lessons learned from the “Mobile Historical” project funded by a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The white paper focuses on social and cultural changes relating to mobile technology; strategies for developing mobile location-based historical interpretive projects; and the evolution of our previous location-based publishing efforts culminating in the Cleveland Historical project, which has emerged as the basis for Curatescape, an open source mobile publishing framework for Omeka. We believe that our approach is suggestive of many of the larger considerations required for implementing mobile projects, especially using native mobile applications.