In 2016, the University of Florida digitized Hélène’s great-grandfather’s diary of his experience and life as a soldier during World War I in France. On Hélène’s website, users will find the diary accompanied by a transcription of the text as is, a standardized French version of the text, and an English transcription for each page.
In the summer of 2020, Hélène expanded the project and created a digital map using the tool StoryMapJS from Knightlab. This map is based on Albert’s diary, in which he recollected his war experience. Each location connects to a specific page in the diary and for each entry, Hélène provides short explanations in both French and English.
For more information on the project you can check the article Hélène wrote for SOURCE: The Magazine of the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
Additionally, on 22 April 2021, Hélène gave a presentation on the project’s development, from its conception to its incorporation in course curriculum. Joining Hélène were Dr. Lynn E. Palermo and Dr. Amanda Shoaf Vincent, who discussed how they used the diary for a translation project (now part of Hélène’s website) and in the classroom. Here is the link to that recorded virtual presentation, titled The WWI Diary of Albert Huet: From Digitization to Implementation in the Classroom.