Two new student-produced history tours

Drawing from oral histories and archival materials, Anne Hollmuller, a junior who has a minor in the Krieger School's Program in Museums and Society, developed two Hopkins history tours on the mobile app.

One tour, Homewood Histories, builds on Museums and Society's 2014 Sense of Place project to expand and diversify its stories of the people who have lived and worked on the site of today's Homewood campus from the days it was a farm up to the present. Hollmuller's Archaeology of Knowledge tour digs into the stuff that populates artist Mark Dion's cabinet of wonders installation in the Reading Room of the Brody Learning Commons. It shares stories of collaboration and service as well as conflict and challenge—between Hopkins and Baltimore and in the wider world.

These mobile tours are hosted on the app and were developed as part of the MuseWeb Foundation's Be Here: Baltimore mobile storytelling project. The project aims to use stories to connect Baltimore neighborhoods, people, businesses, and cultural institutions, not only to each other but to other towns and cities. Using location-aware apps, storytellers place their stories in the Baltimore landscape, allowing smartphone users to discover the hidden histories and culture of Baltimore while exploring the city.

To listen to the guides, download the free app from your smartphone or view it on the web.