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*Summer 2015: new book chapter published: Underberg-Goode, N. (2015), PeruDigital: Ethnographic Storytelling through Iterative Design. In A. Gubrium, K. Harper, and M. Otanez (Eds.), Participatory Visual and Digital Methods in Action (pp. 213-226).

*Summer 2015: Dr. Underberg-Goode accepted to participate in National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute on "Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites" (one of 20 participants selected internationally).

*Summer 2015: Dr. Underberg-Goode's article "Cultural Heritage Tourism on Peru's North Coast" is selected by editors of Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes as Oustanding Paper of 2015.

*Spring 2015: Dr. Underberg-Goode appointed to the Department of State Florida Folklife Council.

*Fall 2014: new article published: Underberg-Goode, N., & Adams, J. (2014) Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peruvian Culture through Visual Design and Website Development. Media Education Research Journal v5 (1): 60-72.

*Fall 2014: Dr. Underberg-Goode presents paper entitled "PeruDigital: Iterative Design in Cultural Heritage" at the American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington, DC.

*Fall 2014: Drs. Underberg-Goode, Hopp, and Ulfe receive Research Incentive Seed Funding Grant, UCF College of Arts and Humanities, $6,689 for the project "Investigating Cultural Learning in Interactive Environments" focused on testing and revising the PeruDigital curriculum.

Spring 2014: conference paper presented: Underberg-Goode, Natalie M. (2014) “Ethnographic Storytelling and New Media.” Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Albuquerque, NM, March 18-22, 2014.

*Spring 2014: new article published: Underberg-Goode, N. (2014). Cultural Heritage Tourism on Peru’s North Coast. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes v6 (3): pp. 200-214.

*Spring 2013: new book published: Underberg, N., & Zorn, E.  (2013)  Digital Ethnography:  Anthropology, Narrative, and New Media.  Austin, TX:  University of Texas Press.

*Spring 2013: blog for PeruNorteDigital created: http://www.perunortedigital.wordpress.com.

*Spring 2013: new research article published: Underberg, N., & Zorn, E.  (2012). “Exploring Peruvian Culture Through Multimedia Ethnography.”  Visual Anthropology v26 (1):  1-17.

*Fall 2012: new book chapter published: Underberg, N.  (2012)  Between Fact and Fiction in Cultural Heritage.  In E. Champion (Ed.), Game Mod Theory and Practice  (pp. 51-66).  ETC (Carnegie Mellon).

*Spring 2012: Dr. Underberg teaches in the Visual Anthropology M.A. program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru-Lima. As part of the course she teaches, graduate students create a design document, Web page mockups, and a curriculum based on Underberg's Fall 2011 ethnographic fieldwork.

*Fall 2011: Dr. Underberg conducts ethnographic research on cultural heritage tourism on Peru's North Coast

*Spring 2011: Dr. Underberg receives a sabbatical for 2011-2012 at 3/4 pay to conduct research and teach in Peru.

*Spring 2011: Drs. Kim and Underberg deliver a paper on PeruDigital at the HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) conference in Orlando, FL. The proceedings are later published.

*November 2010: Dr. Underberg presents a paper on the PeruDigital SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) project co-authored by Professors JoAnne Adams and Norma Ledesma at the Society for Amazonian and Andean Studies conference in Gainesville, FL..

*Fall 2010: The PeruDigital Website is re-designed based on feedback from advisory board, cultural consultants, and digital media students. Graduate student Beth Hallman leads the re-design implementation.

*May 2010: PeruDigital projects resulting from SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) research conducted by Adams and Underberg featured at the Digital Creativity Showcase at the Center for Emerging Media downtown.

*March 2010: Anthropology Department and DEL host lecture by Dr. Kaarsten Paeregard, expert on Peruvian migration and religious brotherhoods

*December 2009: Underberg and Zorn presented on PeruDigital at the American Anthropological Association conference in Philadelphia, PA.

*November 2009: PeruDigital is becoming trilingual with the addition of Prof. Norma Ledesma to the project team.  A Spanish teacher and native Quechua [Inca] speaker, Prof. Ledesma has graciously lent her language skills to the project.

*September 2009: DEL co-hosted second visit by cultural consultant Flora Zárate, including a gallery exhibition of her arpilleras (appliqués) organized by the UCF Women’s Research Center.

*May 2009:  Pilot site for PeruDigital completed and premiered at the May 2009 Digital Media Premiere Gala at the Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando

*April 2009:  Publication of reviewed short essay on "Multisensory Immersion in Virtual Spaces" in a special topics issue (April 2009) of Anthropology News (the monthly publication of the American Anthropological Association).

*December 2008: Drs. Underberg and Zorn receive $1,000 grant from the UCF Center for Humanities and Digital Research and a $500 grant from the UCF Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies program to support Phase II development of PeruDigital project.

* November 2008: Dr. Underberg delivers paper on PeruDigital (focusing on collaborative methodology and digital media) at the American Anthropological Association conference in San Francisco, CA.

* October 2008: Drs. Underberg and Silver deliver papers at the Puerto Rican Studies Association conference in San Juan, PR.

* September 2008: Drs. Underberg and Zorn's paper on PeruDigital delivered at the first Southeast Conference on Amazonian and Andean Studies in Boca Raton, FL.

* Fall 2008: PeruDigital developments include initial site walk-through development, which will be revised based on consultation with humanities and cultural consultants, cataloging and storing materials duplicated from project partner Institute of Ethnomusicology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Lima, Peru, Directed Research with UCF student to create framing text for the section on the Piura, Peru festival, and hiring of web designer to begin development of the pilot site.

* Fall 2008: Drs. Silver and Underberg lead a team including Anthropology and History students in the completion of dozens of oral history interviews supplemented by numerous photographs that document the Puerto Rican experience in Central Florida. The project is featured in news media venues including EFE radio (Latin American press), local Univision television news, and the Orlando Sentinel.

* Fall 2008: DIG 3024: Digital Cultures and Narratives is taught in Fall 2008 for the first time. This is a course on major digital culture and narrative theories from an interdisciplinary perspective.

* June-July 2008: Dr. Underberg participates in NEH Summer Institute on "Andean Worlds"

* April 2008: DEL receives $22,236 grant from the Florida Humanities Council for the project "Puerto Ricans in Central Florida from 1940s-1980s: A History."

* April 2008: DEL receives $3,000 grant from the UCF Center for Humanities and Digital Research to support Phase II development of the PeruDigital project.

* March 2008: Dr. Underberg receives a NEH Summer Institute grant to participate in the "Andean Worlds" institute in Peru Summer 2008.

* February 2008: DEL hosts PeruDigital cultural consultant Flora Zárate for a roundtable talk about and exhibit of her arpillera (appliqué) art. The event was co-sponsored by the UCF Women's Research Center and supported by the UCF Center for Humanities and Digital Research and the UCF Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies program.

* December 2007: DEL website launched.

* October 2007: Dr. Underberg travels to Lima, Peru to conduct research in the Institute of Ethnomusicology archives and discuss the PeruDigital project with the Institute's director.

* June 2007: Drs. Underberg and Zorn travel to Lima, Peru to establish collaborative partnerships with Peruvian colleagues for the PeruDigital project.

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