This is a version of a paper I presented at the University of Kansas Digital Humanities Seminar, Co-Sponsored with the Hall Center for the Humanities on September 17, 2018. … So this is great. We’re doing very important work making data about manuscripts available to the world, in ways that make it easy to reuse them,…

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This past weekend, AADHum (African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities) held its first national conference, Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black, on the University of Maryland. The conference’s “Keynote Conversation,” held on Saturday, October 20th, featured Dr. André Brock (Associate Professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology) and Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson (Assistant Professor,…

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Revolutionary dreams erupt out of political engagement; collective social movements are incubators of new knowledge.  Robin D.G.  Kelly, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination This presentation traces the arc of Museums Respond to Ferguson and #BlkTwitterstorians–two born digital projects that emerged at the height of the Movement for Black Lives. The chats started with queries that…

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This is a slightly extended version of a talk I presented at the Digital Library Federation 2018 Forum, held in Las Vegas in October 2018. Thanks to students in my Fall 2017 “Digital Public Humanities” course; the Providence Public Library Special Collections department; Diane O’Donoghue; Julieanne Fontana, Angela Feng, and Jasmine Chu; Monica Muñoz Martinez; Susan Smulyan;…

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In today’s post, Keisha N. Blain, Senior Editor of Black Perspectives, interviews Nelson Mundell about the new online database, Runaway Slaves in Britain: Bondage, Freedom and Race in the Eighteenth Century. Mundell is a former History teacher with a MEd in Education and is finishing his history PhD thesis, “The Runaway Enslaved in Eighteenth-century Britain,” at…

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