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This site shares news about the Humanities in a Digital World fellows and digital humanities events at USC.

Immersive Technologies and Cultural Heritage Symposium



The Ahmanson Lab, third floor Leavey Library, USC

The USC Mellon Humanities in a Digital World Program and the Ahmanson Lab invite you to join the Immersive Technologies and Cultural Heritage (ITCH) Symposium. This two-day event will bring together humanities researchers working with immersive technologies to showcase innovative projects, engage in feedback, and build community. The sessions will elucidate benefits of working at the intersection of digital technologies and the liberal arts.


View the schedule and list of speakers on the symposium webpage.

Learn more about our 2022–2024 Fellows.

Julia Brown-Bernstein

Julia Brown-Bernstein is a Ph.D. candidate in the USC Van Hunnick Department of History. Her dissertation is a history of the Eastern San Fernando Valley as it underwent demographic shifts and economic restructuring from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

Grace Franklin

Grace Franklin is a Provost Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in English at USC. Her dissertation is titled “Power Play: Gas Infrastructure in Literature and Culture.”

Featured Projects



Booksnake lets you explore digitized archival items in the real world. Just aim your iPhone or iPad at a flat surface, tap the screen to place your item, and move to explore.

Capitalism’s erasure of Tayrona culture in 21st-Century Colombia


Will Young, Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, USC

Using Virtual Reality to Explore 15th-Century Illuminated Manuscripts


USC Dornsife’s Sabina Zonno and Lynn Dodd receive a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop an immersive experience around a Renaissance-era manuscript.