Capstone students will:

  • Design a public and/or digital humanities project that builds on their M.A. coursework

  • Develop a bibliography and synthesis of the relevant research that informs their project
  • Apply critical and creative methods to articulate scholarly ideas in a non-traditional form for specific public and/or academic audiences

  • Connect their curricular work with their professional interests and goals

Students design their projects and conduct most of their research during the fall semester seminar, and throughout the year, they consult regularly with a faculty mentor as well as the capstone instructor and their peers. While most students build their projects using digital tools, most do not need previous technical expertise.

In practice, students have developed a wide range of projects. Here are some ideas, with links to recent capstones:

Image of Investigating the Book Develop a digital guide that helps readers think critically about books
Image of The Annotated Darkroom Create an online exhibit with critical commentaries
Screenshot of SignstuckProduce a podcast or video series (view video series #1, or video series #2)
Image of Georgetown University VeteranWrite a grant proposal for a project they want to develop
Screenshot of Feminism, Poetry and Poetics WebsiteCompose a creative piece or sequence in conversation with your academic interests