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Digital Harrisburg Initiative

City Social Project

The Digital Harrisburg City Social Project is a collaborative project of students and faculty from Messiah College, Harrisburg University, and Jump Street to record the dynamic history, population, and culture of Harrisburg in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century through geographic information systems and federal census data.


Cinemablography is a collaborative enterprise of students and faculty in the Department of Communication that offers review, discussion, analysis, and critique of recent film, short films, and digital media. The dynamic site includes a weekly blog and new video posts each semester.

Film student

CPH Fellows

Working with faculty mentors, Center for Public Humanities Fellows participate in a project that brings together campus and community partners in Harrisburg. These have included the Digital Harrisburg Initiative as well as documentary films about the Harrisburg Giants, an historic baseball team in the American Negro League.

The City Beautiful Movement in Harrisburg

City Beautiful

Created by faculty and students in a course called "Digital History," the City Beautiful website curates and presents historical records of the turn of the 20th century related to Harrisburg's famous City Beautiful movement. The website is built with Omeka and follows Dublin core metadata standards.