University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

Digital Scholarship

USF St. Petersburg faculty are leaders and collaborators on a diverse array of digital scholarship projects. If you have a project that you would like highlighted, please email tburress@usf.edu.

Digital Weekly Challenger Archive

The Weekly Challenger has documented the history of St. Petersburg's African American community since 1967. The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library became home to the Digital Weekly Challenger Archive in 2013 to provide access to researchers and community members alike. Link to additional information about the project here: https://lib.stpetersburg.usf.edu/weeklychallenger

Early Visions of Florida

A digital anthology of early Florida literature created by a USF St. Petersburg faculty-student collaboration led by Dr. Thomas Hallock. For more information about the project, see https://digital.usfsp.edu/early_visions/

la Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas

Led by Dr. J. Michael Francis, La Florida is a collaborative initiative that combines innovative historical research with cutting-edge technology. The site offers users a multidisciplinary perspective of colonial Florida’s rich history, a history that extends far beyond what we think of as ‘Florida’ today. 

The New Work of Composing

This edited collection created by Drs. Morgan Gresham and Roxanne Kirkwood Aftanas explores theoretical and practical questions about multimodal, digital production through lenses of rhetoric/composition, digital writing studies, English studies, and the humanities.

Phet: Interactive Simulations for Science and Math

Dr. Karina Hensberry is a collaborator on this University of Colorado Boulder initiative that creates free interactive math and science simulations based on extensive education research. Phet simulations engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment of exploration and discovery.

Rosengrant STEM Lab

The STEM Education laboratory led by Dr. David Rosengrant hosts projects including: Video Game Physics, Physics and STEM Heroes, and the augmented reality Merge Cube web application.

A Tour of 1920s St. Petersburg with the Photographs of Francis Wagner

This ongoing Story Map project, authored by Assistant Librarian David Shedden, tells a story of the history of St. Petersburg, Florida, through the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library’s Earl R. Jacobs III collection of Francis G. Wagner photographs. 

The Trayvon Martin Project

The Trayvon Martin project is a collaborative student project led by Dr. Julie Armstrong at USF St. Petersburg campus. The website includes an unbiased collection of information regarding the incident and case, rhetoric and media coverage, and artistic responses surrounding Trayvon Martin’s death.

Neighborhood News Bureau

The Neighborhood News Bureau (NNB) covers the historic African-American neighborhoods of St. Petersburg, Florida. Undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Journalism and Media Studies staff the newsroom under the supervision of a faculty member.