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October 5, 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. Navigating the Archive: The Digital History Lab is hosting Part II of the Navigating the Archive series! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear presentations from current graduate students on the software they have used to organize their archival research and ask any questions they might have. We hope to see you next Tuesday, October 11th!

2. Locating Slavery’s Legacies: The University of the South, Sewanee created the Locating Slavery’s Legacies database to document the history of Civil War and Confederate monuments, specifically on college campuses around the country. They hope this work “… will help us analyze and understand the impact of Lost Cause movements on higher education in the United States in the 160 years after emancipation.”

Visit the LSL website here.

3. Dartmouth Black Lives: Dartmouth College’s Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies have collaborated to preserve oral histories of the black experience on their campus. The Dartmouth Libraries and Digital History Initiative intend to take the interviews collected by students and create an archive of black history among their students. One student told the Dartmouth News, “It was cool to learn about oral history interviewing and the right way to speak to someone—not to interject or frame questions very narrowly—and how to listen.”

Read more about the project 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 podcast!

Thanks for reading,

The DHL Team (Cameron, Dustin, Madeleine, & Sarah)

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