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November 16, 2022

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UNC History Community,
Thank you to everyone that joined us for the last working group of the semester yesterday! It was wonderful to see everyone and hear about what software you are using in your research.

1. Hear/Here: In Oakland, California, history is traveling on wheels in the form of a digital storytelling truck. “On Fridays, hired community engagers with roots in North Oakland drive slowly through the neighborhoods, giving people an opportunity to watch short videos of longtime Black neighbors,” wrote Oaklandside Reporter Celeste Hamilton. The videos compile oral histories and material from the local history initiative, Commons Archive. You can Hamilton’s article on the project here.

2. Greensboro Firefighter’s History: DigitalNC, in collaboration with the Greensboro Firefighters History Book Committee, have digitized a collection of material documenting the history of the Greensboro Fire Department. Artifacts range from photos to newspapers to instruction manuals and show evolutions within the department. You can visit the collection online here!

3. UNC History First Year Grad Student Interviews: The DHL staff sat down with five of the History Department’s first-year graduate students to ask about their interests in history and the program. Watch the video below to see responses from Luca Azuma, Dave Marthy, Sebastián Quiñones, Mark Thomas-Patterson, and Xinong Wang.

4. UNC History Annual Review: It’s that already that time of year! The UNC History Department is publishing the 2022 annual review, which contains updates from emeriti and alumni, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and general news from the department! You can find the 2022 review here or look at a backlist of our annual reviews 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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