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November 2, 2022

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UNC History Community,

We hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed their Halloween! Today’s newsletter features information on internships at the Southern Oral History Program, new methods of digital publishing, and digital history projects.

1. SOHP Internships: Apply to join the Southern Oral History Program this spring! Selected interns will register in HIST 593 and receive 3 credit hours for the semester. Interning at the SOHP offers experiential education in the intellectual, organizational, and practical work of oral history. You will learn to do oral history interviews, contribute to a collaborative research project, and help this esteemed research center with programming, processing interviews, communications, and digital projects. Applications close November 4th at noon.

2. Futures of Digital Publishing: This past August, Brown University Digital Publications and the MIT Press released a new, interactive study of Islam. MIT Press claims the books format “allows readers to enter Islam through a diverse set of doorways, each leading to different time periods across different parts of the world.” Shahzad Bashir, author of the piece, hopes that this new approach to reading will open doors for a deeper understanding when readers can directly engage with the material. Read more about the book here

3. Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade Online Tour

On November 15th, University of California – Riverside’s Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Daryle Williams, will give a virtual tour of Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade. The website seeks to preserve the stories and lives of enslaved persons, utilizing series of data and digital projects to educate visitors on the slave trade. Williams will explain how to use the website to its full potential for research. You need to preregister for the event, which can be done 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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