For a second year, the Greenfield Digital Center will be supporting history programming for the 2016 Bryn Mawr College Community Day of Learning, In/Visible: Class on Campus, Class in Our Lives. Can new archives and historical research expand our notion of campus histories? Join us on Tuesday, February 23 during the first two sessions (room locations and session times will be updated online, here) Continue reading “Community Day of Learning 2016”
I’ve been invited by the Bryn Mawr College Pensby Center to kick off this year’s Diversity Conversations programming with a look at the past, present, and future of the Black at Bryn Mawr project. During 2015-2016, I will continue to manage the project, providing new research and integrating it with my teaching and the work of the Greenfield Digital Center. I feel the loss of the project’s creators, Emma Kioko ’15 and Grace Pusey ’15 greatly — their energy and expertise made Emma’s idea for a Black history walking tour real, and far more successful than we ever could have imagined at this time last year. Our students graduate, and move on in their research and careers; talk of sustainability for campus history projects in the small liberal arts college environment must reflect this.
For those who can not attend the conversation, I am making my slides available via Slideshare, and welcome comments and further questions. Today’s presentation also dovetails with the work I am just beginning as a co-organizer of the 2016 NCPH Working Group “Campus History as Public History,” which is taking applications through October 15, 2015. Can we create best practices for these kinds of projects?
cross-posted from Black at Bryn Mawr
It’s September, and with the last of my summer travel behind me, I’m starting to refocus on the mission of the Greenfield Digital Center and getting our work out into the world. So there’s a new page on this site: Upcoming Engagements. I might be talking about oral history, social media, and/or the digital humanities in a city near you over the next year, so let’s connect!
As fall quarter approaches, I’m preparing to teach an undergraduate seminar at the University of Chicago. Sex + Sexualities in Modern U.S. History (GNSE22704|HIST27205) will kick off the second full year of the Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles project at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, in partnership with the University archives at Special Collections Research Center.
Interested in hearing more on our progress? I’ll be speaking about the project at the University’s Humanities Day (October 19) and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop (October 29), and with the Digital Humanities Caucus at the American Studies Association annual meeting (November 22).
In addition, I’m thrilled to be named a Junior Fellow of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School for the 2013-2014 academic year. As a Marty Fellow, I’ll be completing my dissertation and teaching a course on U.S. women’s history in Spring 2014.
Fall quarter starts in 18 days. Are you ready?!