Digital Projects


Students in Grace Hale and Matt Hedstrom's AMST 2001 class produce Foodways projects using the Neatline platform developed by Vas' Scholars' Lab. Topics ranging from ice cream and cupcakes to beer, Thanksgiving dinner, and Mason jars provided clues about American culture. Can a Mason jar reveal insights about class, race, and gender? Find out here.

Take Back the Archive

Faculty member Lisa Goff is collaborating with Jeremy Boggs and others in UVA's Scholars' Lab to develop an online archive that addresses the history of sexual violence at UVA. Take Back the Archive (TBTA) is a work in progress, and several AMST students have worked as research assistants or interns for TBTA. Sections of the archive are now public. Contact Lisa Goff for more information;


A very early digital project, Xroads archived key American literary and historical texts and provided links to resources (texts, maps, images, etc.). Xroads continues to be a useful resource for students doing American Studies research.  

If you are an AMST student or faculty member with digital work you'd like to share, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Lisa Goff,



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