The first History Hackathon involved about 20 undergraduate students in 5 teams. Their projects included two posters, two websites, and a documentary video. Topics ranged from an exploration of 19th century insane asylums, to the history of medicine, to police militarization, to the occupation of Duke's Allen Building in 1968.
- The Heretics: Behind Closed Doors: A Look Inside Insane Asylums of the 19th Century
- The Militarization of American Police
- Team Kay: Allen Building Takeover: Inherently Violent or Necessary Reaction?
Our two other teams also received smaller, unpaid awards for their projects' creativity or methodology.
- LOMA: The Many Facets of Israel through Postcards - 2015 HistoryHackathon Award for Visual History
- Historical Faction: Yellow Fever Through the Ages - 2015 HistoryHackathon Award for Originality
We are currently planning to have a follow-up event in the Spring so that students can showcase their work and discuss the Hackathon.