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Recent Examples | Overview

Below are some recent examples of geolocated digital field scholarship in the College of Arts & Sciences, suggesting its cross-disciplinary breadth; see here for our NITLE-sponsored 2012–13 DFS Sandbox. One example of a student perspective is here.

Alternative Distribution

  • Project Lead: Garrick Imatani, Studio Art
  • Developers: Anneliese Dehner and Jeremy McWilliams, Watzek Library
  • Summary (from site): Alternative Distribution is a multidisciplinary studio course focused on artworks conceived and received outside the context of a traditional exhibition venue. Students will study and explore public performance and interventions, the book as an exhibition site, as well as online collaboration and imaging. Historical frameworks will be used to contextualize projects, and range from the aesthetic and abstract to the politically and socially-engaged. 

Lewis & Clark Around the World

  • Project Lead: Overseas and Off-Campus Programs
  • Developers: Anneliese Dehner and Jeremy McWilliams, Watzek Library
  • Summary (from site): In addition to providing a window into LC Overseas experiences, the site serves as a discussion tool for the group during their time abroad. Program leaders can identify themes for study and assign projects to students. Students then post photos and descriptive analyses to meet these assignments. The group can then convene and discuss what they have posted.

Situating the Global Environment

  • Project Lead and Developer: Jim Proctor, Environmental Studies
  • Funding Support: The Andrew Mellon Foundation
  • Summary (from site): SGE promotes two innovative approaches in interdisciplinary environmental scholarship: situated research and social learning. The initiative allows Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Studies Program to expand its innovative interdisciplinary approach featuring a variety of settings spanning the Portland area to international sites….Indeed, the primary beneficiaries of this Mellon-funded initiative are our students at Lewis & Clark—the next generation of environmental leaders in academic and policy settings.

The Spiders of Lewis & Clark

  • Developers: Anneliese Dehner and Jeremy McWilliams, Watzek Library
  • Summary (from site): The goal of this project is to share information about the spiders that are generally found in Portland, Oregon, and specifically on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. The project began as part of a Fall 2010 Perspectives in Biology course that is designed to teach basic scientific inquiry to non-science majors. This iteration of the course was taught by Professor Greta Binford and focused on Biodiversity using arachnids (spiders and their relatives) as examples.