Nov 28, 2017
The Gail Project: An Okinawan-American Dialogue is a multi-year public history project involving professors and undergraduate student researchers. As the project director, UC Santa Cruz Professor Alan Christy spoke about the extent of military occupation of Okinawa today, about Charles Eugene Gail (the namesake of the project) and about the extensive labor involved in creating a digital public history project. He explained the ways in which students played a key role as project collaborators. Alan Christy is an associate professor of history and provost of Cowell College at UC Santa Cruz.