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Edward J.K. Gitre

A cultural and intellectual historian of the modern United States, Gitre is directing a Virginia Tech-based, interdisciplinary digital initiative, The American Soldier in World War II. With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Social Science Research Council, and National Archives, this project is using crowdsourcing and advanced computing to make available to the general public a remarkable collection of WWII documents that vividly captures the everyday experiences of American soldiers. The University has recognized Gitre's integration of digital literacy and the digital humanities into his course offerings with an xCaliber Award.

A cultural and intellectual historian of the modern United States, Gitre is directing a Virginia Tech-based, interdisciplinary digital initiative, The American Soldier in World War II. With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Social Science Research Council, and National Archives, this project is using crowdsourcing and advanced computing to make available to the general public a remarkable collection of WWII documents that vividly captures the everyday experiences of American soldiers. The University has recognized Gitre's integration of digital literacy and the digital humanities into his course offerings with an xCaliber Award.