Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is in session this fall with flexible in-person and remote learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.



Digital Harrisburg Initiative

Digital Harrisburg

The Digital Harrisburg Inititative is a series of collaborative projects produced by students and faculty from Messiah College, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, and community partners to record the history, population, and culture of Harrisburg in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through geographic information systems, federal census data, oral histories, and historical records.



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 and the Commonwealth Monument Project, 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.