Roots of Resistance: The Tuchyn Story is a hybrid exhibition about a Jewish uprising in the Tuchyn Ghetto against Nazi occupiers in Tuchyn, Ukraine, during World War II. When nearby refugees arrived in Tuchyn, they warned Jews of the dangers coming towards the town. Read More
The Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project, discovered in the silent archives of Northwestern University Libraries Special Collections repository (Part one) and digitally developed through collective effort (Part two), now features a fully-searchable, open-source online archive and a digital exhibit that introduces themes and materials to aficionados and newcomers alike. Read More
Editor’s Note: This the second post in a two-part series inspired by the challenges and opportunities associated with creating a virtual version of NCPH’s Digital Public History Lab (DPHL). You can read the first part by clicking here.
My first co-organization of DPHL was meant to happen in March 2020. Read More
In 2019, I was lucky enough to attend my first National Council on Public History (NCPH) annual conference and act as a facilitator for the Digital Public History Lab (DPHL). It was an important experience that helped to cement what I have been searching to do in my career.Read More
The Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project began with silence. The question became how to activate its noisy past for a broader public when its history only remained in the quiet corners of the archive. The path forward would require not one solitary scholar in the stacks, as with a traditional historical research project, but many participants bringing out the voices, music, and sensory experiences from the repository. Read More
This three-part series proposes that digital public history can deepen our study of the American folk music revival and cultural history in the United States. Conversely, it also contends that the folk music revival—with its hootenanny sing-alongs and sense of collective action—offers intriguing democratic models for digital public history. Read More
Editor’s note: This is the first of two posts about the Sanders-Bullitt Digital Collection at the Filson Historical Society.
The core component of The Filson Historical Society’s latest digital collection featured a reworking of the Bullitt Family Papers to highlight the people they enslaved, including the Sanders, Green, and Taylor families, among others. Read More
Clio is a nonprofit humanities organization that connects users to nearby history and culture through a free educational website and mobile application that hosts individual entries, tours, and trails. Clio is also designed for instructors to use in the classroom to teach the skills of doing history and to promote the work of scholars to a public audience. Read More
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