Symposium: Digital Humanities, Collaboration, and Creating New Knowledge

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Audience: Scholars and students of Africana Studies, History, Political Science, Media Studies and Public Policy; public historians, documentarians, digital humanists, librarians, and archivists,

Purpose: To share and discuss a model for collaboration among activists, library staff, and scholars in which those who made the history are central to constructing and disseminating new knowledge about it. To share new practices within digital humanities, "critical oral histories," and archival creation. To spark conversations with other practitioners about how to engage in this kind of respectful, collaborative digital humanities work

Structure: A series of roundtable discussions with partners of the SNCC Digital Gateway project followed by smaller breakout sessions where symposium participants and project partners further discuss aspects of, challenges, and possibilities for collaborative, digital humanities work.

NOTE: Later on March 23, there will be a Reception for "Archiving Activism," an exhibit featuring SNCC collections in the Franklin Research Center, Rubenstein Library, 7:00 p.m.

The reception will recognize SNCC veterans who have donated portions of their papers to the John Hope Franklin Research Center before and during the SNCC Digital Gateway project. Project partners, Duke and NCCU partners, and community members will be invited to celebrate the project's success in moving of movement paper

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