Building off of the success of the Black Digital History event this spring, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center will be continuing their DH Pop In series throughout the year to show the potential and accessibility of the digital humanities for research and classroom use. Spearheaded by the MHC’s Humanities Specialist Karen Sieber, each event will showcase a different tool or digital project, and teach users how to use similar methods in their own research or creative work, including mapping, textual analysis and digital exhibits.
The next DH Pop In will be Tuesday, August 18, at 1PM. Sieber will show virtual attendees how to build quick, easy, free interactive maps and guided tours using the tools StoryMapJS, GoogleMaps and Clio. No experience is necessary. Possibly uses include building interactive maps to help students make sense of jam-packed survey classes, harnessing the power of maps to organize research notes, and breaking down big ideas spatially for a general audience. These tools also allow for collaborative remote work for classrooms meeting virtually.
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Sieber’s own digital humanities work has received national attention in recent years. The site Digital Loray (www.digitalloray.org) received the National Humanities Alliance’s “Humanities For All” award. The map, timeline and digital archive on the race riots of 1919 that she built (www.visualizingtheredsummer.com) is used in classrooms around the country and has reached hundreds of thousands of users.