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February 9, 2022

Happy Wednesday! We hope everyone is having a great week so far. Here is the latest news in the digital history world.

1. Anti-Racist Digital Research Initiative: Six research groups in the University of Michigan system received grants from Anti-Racist Digital Research Initiative for “early-stage digital scholarship projects that advance anti-racism and social justice in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences.” Research includes topics from violence against Southeast Asian populations to development around the Detroit River to student activism at Florida A&M University. Read the whole story here.

2. Preserving Digital Work: “…What happens when websites, software, and computers evolve—and the technologies underpinning this work are no longer viable,” was a question for historians, archivists, and journalists seeking to preserve their digital work for generations to come. Researchers in the libraries of New York University have decided to tackle this dilemma with funding from the Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Read more here.

3. Digital Preservation in Charleston, SC: “Harborside History,” or the Historic Charleston Foundation’s new digital preservation project, “will cover a range of topics and historical time periods in the form of video series, blogs, and more.” The goal of the project is to bring the city’s history to those that my never be able to visit. Read more about the project here.

New Podcast Episode! In the newest episode of the Cutting Room Floor, Chad Bryant, Associate Professor of History at UNC – Chapel Hill, tells the story of Jiři Smichovský. Smichovský was an interwar Czechoslovak occultist turned Nazi informant. And then Communist informant. Chad tells us why this individual did not make it into his recent book, “Prague: Belonging and the Modern City. You can listen to the episode here.


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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