Students Create Scalar Project Titled, "Voting in 2020: A Historical Perspective on Elections"


Screenshot of History 295 Scalar project

The work of students enrolled in Dr. Leslie Butler's HIST 295: The Contested Ballot in American History (Fall 2020) culminated in a Scalar project titled, "Voting in 2020: A Historical Perspective on Elections." Dr. Butler and the students collaborated with Oxy's Center for Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA) and library Special Collections and and used the college's F. Ray Risdon Collection of Lincolniana and American Political Life. Leslie Butler is Oxy's 2020-2021 Ray Allen Billington Visiting Professor in U.S. History.

What is Scalar?

Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways (About Scalar. The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture: https://scalar.me/anvc/scalar/