Author: Nat Zappia

Natale Zappia is one of the Project Leads at DigLibArts. Zappia is the Nadine Austin Wood Chair in American History at Whittier College. He is the author of numerous works related to Early American Indigenous and environmental history. Check out his work here: https://www.natalezappia.com.

Dig Lib Arts Co-Sponsoring Upcoming “Whittier History Orchard” Talk

DLA is co-sponsoring a day-long visit by the renown avocado grower and agricultural preservationist Scott Murray (https://berrygoodfood.org/team/scott-a-murray/) on October 10th, 2018. With over four decades of farming experience, Murray is involved in several innovative coffee-avocado intercropping projects. His method of farming combines agrarian philosophy with what he calls “microchip farming.” Utilizing tech and historic sustainable growing …

Read more

Dig Lib Arts and the Integrated Arts and Humanities Program

This August, project leaders from DLA took part in a new “Integrated Arts and Humanities” Collaboration with Connecticut College (ConColl). The partnership, a Mellon-funded initiative, includes exploring the ways that both institutions can create new programs, curricula, and collaborations that strengthen the core mission of the humanities. DLA will support several of these new initiatives as they …

Read more

Dig Lib Arts Projects featured at Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association

Two Dig Lib Arts projects “California’s Golden State Brew” and the “Open Gärden” App  were recently featured at the 111th Annual Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association Conference in Santa Clara, CA! Check out the program: https://www.pcb-aha.org/annual-meetings/111th-annual-meeting-2018 The panel focused on “Applied Histories and Digital Humanities” DigLibArts Project Lead, Natale Zappia, served as Chair and Commentator for …

Read more

California’s Golden State Brew: A New “Learning Community” Project Supported by DigLibArts

Dig Lib Arts has launched a new Leaning Community Project, “California’s Golden State Brew: Sustainable Coffee-Avocado Production in Southern California.” Led by faculty from the departments of Environmental Science, Theater and Communication Arts, and History, this multi-media interdisciplinary project aims to weave complex multi-layered narratives—agricultural, ecological, cultural, and historical—that have collided in what may be the …

Read more