September 14, 2022
UNC History Community,
Happy Wednesday! We hope everyone is having a great week so far. Here is the latest news in digital history and some updates from the DHL!
1. Pathways to Toronto: Seniors at The University of Toronto – Scarborough recently published “Pathways to Toronto,” a digital history of migration patterns in the Toronto area. The website includes interactive maps, timelines, and blogs to create visual representations of two centuries of regional movement. You can visit the project here.
2. Digital Food History: A food policy group local to Guelph, Ontario, The Food System Resiliency Table, has begun research on a digital project of oral histories related to food activism in Guelph and Wellington County. “Our hope is that being able to share our stories is a more accessible medium, for not just the listener, but also the person who is offering their story to share,” said co-chair of The Food System Resiliency Table, Ashlee Cooper. Read the article about this ongoing project here.
3. Grad Student Spotlights: The UNC Digital History Lab hopes to begin spotlighting current graduate students on department social media. The profile would include a couple of your answers to the above questions and your photo (either one you provide or one made available on the department website). It will likely appear on the department twitter (@unchistory), Instagram (@unchistory), and website. If you would be happy to take part, then please complete the questionnaire that you received in an email last week or reach out to us for the link!
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 podcast!
Thanks for reading,
The DHL Team (Cameron, Dustin, Madeleine, & Sarah)