MTSU history students who are combining shoe leather with cyberspace to reveal downtown Nashville to the public were the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Molly Taylor-Poleskey, an assistant professor in MTSU’s Department of History, first aired Nov. 28 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
Taylor-Poleskey took her cue from a website called “Cleveland Historical,” which enables users to access curated historical walking tours and map-based, multimedia historical presentations about the Ohio city.
Her digital history class at MTSU has been working on a similarly focused website that will promote walking tours of downtown Nashville that target specific historical areas of interest.
“We’re trying to bring out histories that maybe the average tourists wouldn’t anticipate when they come to visit Broadway, for example,” said Taylor-Poleskey. “Hopefully, it will help people have a deeper understanding of the many layers of Nashville history.”
Taylor-Poleskey’s students will test their work by taking their own walking tours beginning from the state Capitol at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, and at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11. When the webpage is finished, it will be accessible at www.mtsu.edu/digital-history.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.