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January 26, 2022

Happy Monday! We hope everyone has had a good start to the second semester and is staying warm and safe. Today’s newsletter focuses on the digital history work being done within North Carolina, specifically by other UNC system schools.

1. Graduate Student and Faculty Survey: “The DHL wants your input to help guide our events and programs in the future. Please fill out this survey by Monday 1/31! Your help will enable us to support the department as well as we possibly can.

2. Exploring Digital Tools: N.C. State history professor David Ambaras recently published a digital history project in collaboration with UCLA professor Kate McDonald. Bodies and Structures 2.0: Deep-Mapping Modern East Asian History is an interactive platform with topics ranging from colonialism to disease. Furthermore, Ambaras and McDonald hope that this project acts as an inspiration and model for other’s digital history pursuits. You can read more about it here.

3. Digital Preservation at Appalachian State: The work done by Appalachian State’s Digital Scholarship and Initiatives group has received the 2021 National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Organization Excellence Award. ASU’s preservation efforts are centered on the history of the Appalachian region, such as a project focused on preserving the history of a historically black school in Wilkesboro, NC. Read the whole story here.

The DHL has a new co-director. Maddie McGrady, MA Student, is joining Craig, Ash and Cameron. Special thanks to Emma Rothberg who worked as a co-director for the last two years!

Make sure to contact the Digital History Lab if there are any skills you want to learn, need support with your own digital history projects, or are interested in our blog and/or podcast!

Thanks for reading,

The DHL Team (Ash, Cameron, Madeleine, & Craig)

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