About the Grant


This project is funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Award. The project aims to develop a prototype for a location-based game centered on historical events surrounding orientation sessions at Western College for Women in preparation for the Mississippi Summer Project, in which students trained for civil rights activism in Mississippi in June 1964.

Read and share our project’s NEH White Paper (PDF).


A video summary of the work by a group of Computer Science capstone students.

This video presentation provides a case study of the NEH Digital Humanities Start Up Project “Orientation for the Mississippi Freedom Project: An Interactive Quest for Social Justice.” The discussion focuses upon the use of the open source software, ARIS (Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling) and the process of developing a location-based game. It was presented July 7, 2015 at the ARIS Summit of the Games Learning and Society Conference in Wisconsin, Madison.



Freedom Summer Conference at Miami University

50 Years After Freedom Summer: Understanding the Past, Building the Future



ARIS is the open source platform used for the Freedom Summer 1964 Game. Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling (ARIS)


NEH Office of Digital Humanities

Sponsor of Digital Humanities Startup Program


Facebook Page for Freedom Summer Game

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