Faculty Web Projects

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Digital ArchiveJoshua Lawrence Chamberlain Digital Archive: Provides users the opportunity to explore Chamberlain's life and legacy. It draws primarily from Bowdoin College's generous Chamberlain collections, offering a digital archive of documents, images and biographical information. Project was a collaboration between Professor Patrick Rael, Honors Student and Gibbons Summer Fellow David K. Thomson '08, The Department of Archives & Special Collections, and David Israel of The Bowdoin Design Group (Communications).


Flight to FreedomFlight to Freedom: This interactive website permits users to experience the plight of enslaved African Americans who "stole themselves" and escaped to the North. Players adopt the persona of an actual fugitive slave, and encounter experiences drawn from primary historical sources. Project designed by Prof. Patrick Rael, in conjunction with the Office of Educational Research and Development.