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November 9, 2022
UNC History Community,

Happy November! As the end of the semester approaches, we hope everyone is taking some time for themselves and to socialize. Nevertheless, this is a great time to learn some new digital humanities skills to incorporate into those final assignments!

1. Final 2022 Working Group: Join the Digital History Lab at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15for our Pedagogical Software Workshop! This is a great opportunity to learn how to incorporate digital tools into the classroom or share your own experience with using software to teach. Email with any questions. We hope to see you next Tuesday in Pauli Murray 510!

2. StoryTrails: “StoryTrails harnesses the magic of immersive storytelling to bring to life untold stories from the past, through the wonders of the 3D internet using augmented and virtual reality,” according to the StoryFutures Academy website. The project, a collaboration between Royal Holloway, University of London and the National Film and Television School, allows audiences to learn history at their own pace through guided tours on their phone. StoryFutures combines these new technologies with artifacts from media archives to tell the undiscovered history of the United Kingdom. Visit StoryTrails here.

3. Roots of Resistance: Dr. Anne Parsons, Associate Professor and Director of Public History at UNC – Greensboro, collaborated with graduate students on the digital project “Roots of Resistance.” The project documents the history of Tuchyn, Ukraine during World War II, specifically Nazi occupation of the territory. “As both a digital library and a physical installation, the exhibit will deliver an immersive and interactive experience for the students,” according to UNCG News. You can read about their efforts here or visit 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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