Congratulations to all teams who participated in the Hackathon!

We are pleased to announce that our first place winner and HistoryHackathon award winner for Pedagogy and Digital History is The Heretics: Likhitha Butchireddygari, Christine Kinyua, Jules Frost, and Meagan Stanley. Their project is a short documentary about insane asylums in the 19th century. It explores “the motivations of mental treatment: whether it was geared towards helping patients become better or if it was a system of segregation in which people who had contrary opinions and beliefs from the social norm were separated from society.” It also considers “the various treatments given to patients and focus upon the care of women, since as a power-inferior minority they represent the clearest picture of what happened behind the closed doors of these institutions.”