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September 28, 2022

UNC History Community,

Happy Wednesday! We hope everyone is having a great week so far and was able to enjoy their wellness day. Here is the latest news in digital history and some updates from the DHL!

1. DHL Working Group: Join the DHL Working Group for a GIS Mapping Basics Workshop on Oct. 4th at 5 p.m.

2. Native Bound Unbound: Under the direction of Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez, and with funding from the Mellon Foundation, “Native Bound Unbound” seeks to digitally preserve the history of native enslavement in the United States. “The stories of enslaved Native Americans have been quieted over the years by whispers as much as by silence, even by their heirs,” said Dr. Rael-Gálvez in an interview with the School for Advanced Research. “Recovering these stories is especially imperative for descendants endeavoring to see themselves reflected in history and to recover a sense of self and heal from the past.” The project can currently be found on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can read more about the project here.

3. Mau Mau Uprising: In recent years, digital research methods have shed light on the Mau Mau Uprising of 1952 against British settlement of Kenyan land. The ensuing military response, including the establishment of detention camps has received relatively little attention until now. Researchers at the Africa Digital Heritage Program have created a collection of digital literature and archives to preserve this piece of anti-imperialist history. Learn more about the program here.

4. Newspaper Digitization: Interested in the labor movements and developments of socialism at the turn of the twentieth century? Historians are making efforts to locate and preserve social democractic newspapers from the turn of the century! Read press from a variety of countries for free at the link below.

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)


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