March 30, 2022
UNC History Community,
Happy Wednesday! We hope everyone’s week is off to a great start. Here’s your update on digital history news.
1. Preserving Architectural History: The libraries at the University of South Florida began a project through the The Center for Digital Heritage and Geospatial Information to create an archive of Tampa’s architectural history. The project involves both 3D imaging and GIS mapping technologies to “help to not only preserve Tampa’s past before additional loss but … to share and create lasting records that will be archived by the USF Libraries for our community” according to USF Associate Professor Lori Collins. Read the article here.
2. Land, Wealth, Liberation: At Indiana University, the Lilly Library published a new digital resource, “Land, Wealth, Liberation: The making and unmaking of Black wealth in the United States,” last Thursday. The digital timeline includes a collection of interviews and visual resources from IU professors’ research. “Some of the topics discussed in the collection include predatory lending and the history of lynching,” according to the Indiana Daily Student news. Read the article here. Visit the project here.
3. Interview with Digital Anthropology Student: University of Central Florida graduate student Alexander Nalewaik combined his love of anthropology and technology in his most recent research project “Historical Archaeology and Multimodal Digital Technologies to Capture and Record the Past.” A reporter at UCF Today News interviewed Nalewaik about his research and how he incorporates tech into his studies. Read the article here.
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Thanks for reading,
The DHL Team (Madeleine, Cameron, & Craig)