My dissertation research explores the role of technology in the construction of heritage as a cultural resource at the community level. Specifically, I focus on the use of intergenerational geocaching (i.e., a type of high-tech treasure hunt) through an examination of a preservation project in the urban community of Sulphur Springs, a neighborhood in Tampa, […]
Working with the National Park Service and the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site team to make sure the community of Archery, Georgia near President Carter’s boyhood home establishes its place in history, Dr. Jackson’s work has Carter’s personal attention. The nation’s 39th president is both excited and supportive of the project and our research efforts in heritage studies.
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