The BAC HistoryBot is an automated Twitter account that randomly posts images taken from digitized copies of The Spire, Belmont Abbey’s college yearbook series. Accompanying these random tweets will be specialized tweet threads focused on particular aspects of BAC’s history. The project’s chief goal is to help share and promote the 143-year history of Belmont Abbey within the college community and beyond it.
The data used in the project was obtained by students enrolled in the Introduction to the Digital Humanities and the First Year Symposium in fall 2019. Information about the creation of this project can be found here.
The BAC HistoryBot directs readers to the BAC Digital Archive, a searchable exhibit of the image collection created by the student researchers.