Historian Receives a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship

David Trowbridge, associate professor of history at Marshall University, was recently named a 2016-2017 Public Engagement Fellow by the Whiting Foundation. The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship is designed to "amplify the voices of scholars who take up the challenge of engaging the public, build a community of faculty dedicated to this form of service, and ultimately help to restore broader faith in the value of advanced work in the humanities." This is the first year the fellowship has been awarded.

Trowbridge will use fellowship funds to expand the functionality of Clio, a mobile app that guides users to historic and cultural sites using geolinked images, video, and text.