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April 13, 2022

UNC History Community,

Here’s your weekly dose of digital history before the long weekend!

1. Working Group Meeting: Join the DHL Working Group on Monday, April 18 at 2 PM!. Open to historians of all digital skill backgrounds, the DHL Working Group is a space to discuss and workshop digital pedagogical and research methods. Hope to see you there!

2. Sharing Research Digitally: The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s April 2022 newsletter focuses on translating research into a digital format for general audience. Dr. Danielle Bainbridge, assistant professor at Northwestern University, has created an eight step process for publishing accessible digital work. She is teaching this plan in a webinar on April 19 at 2 p.m. Read the newsletter here.

3. Preserving Ukraine’s Digital History: When Russian forces began a series of cyberattacks against Ukraine, archivists around the world sought to preserve the country’s digital records. “We’re trying to save as much as possible,” Bucknell University librarian Carrie Pirmann said in an interview with the Washington Post. “Otherwise, we lose that connection to the past.” The efforts of Pirmann and other librarians and historians have saved over 2500 collections digitally. Read the article 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 (Madeleine, Cameron, & Craig)

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