Beyond MU: ‘Humanities in 3D: Learning Beyond the Classroom through Innovative Technology’ is June 16 

Beyond MU: Lifelong Learning will host a webinar titled “Humanities in 3D: Learning Beyond the Classroom through Innovative Technology” on Wednesday, June 16, at noon. Register via Zoom. 

Hear how faculty are taking students beyond the classrooms with cutting edge digital resources that bring history, theology, languages and literatures, art and current events to life in new ways. Visual experiences often promote active learning, critical thinking, decision making, improved performance and allow students to feel more connected to the content. Digital tools are helping the college’s scholars reveal their subjects in new ways.  

The program discusses: 

  • Digital scholarship projects in Theology 1001 and Theology and the Visual Arts with Dr. Deirdre Dempsey, director of graduate studies, theology  
  • Digital Scholarship Lab projects around the COVID-19 pandemic and events during campus protests about civil rights, racial justice and the Vietnam War with Dr. Jim Marten, history professor 
  • Immersive Experiences in Spain using VR Technology with Dr. Scott Dale, associate professor of Spanish, co-director of graduate studies 
  • A 3D reconstruction of the Prado Museum in Madrid according to a 1875 photograph, as well as digital exhibits and apps developed by students for an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum “Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel” with Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, professor and chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures 
  • Virtual museum spaces, archaeology, and how the MARVL Viz Lab technology can be used in learning, research and industry with Chris Larkee, visualization laboratory technology specialist 

With questions, contact Emily Curley, engagement director for University Advancement.