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Thursday, April 6
Digital Humanities Presentations
5:00 pm--6:00 pm
Women's History and Public Television: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting as a Resource for Historians
Endorsed by the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession

This digital humanities project is an exhibition of materials from the American Archives of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). This exhibit showcases materials held by AAPB related to women's and gender history, and aims to demonstrate the usefulness of the AAPB to historians for research and teaching.
Presenter:
Andrea Hetley, Simmons College SLIS; American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Mapping the Mahjar
Endorsed by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE)
This digital humanities exhibit showcases an array of digital/public history initiatives undertaken by the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University from 2012 to present. A series of interactive iPad applications, maps, games, and digitized visual archives invite users to learn about Lebanese immigration to the United States and in the process raise questions about how we perceive wider global phenomena of migration and diaspora as both a process of mass human mobility, and highly personal experiences affected by individual circumstance and contingency. ArcGIS, Story Maps, and Tableau platforms enable viewers to interact with both macrolevel data sets as well as microhistories, simultaneously. The data mining of census and immigration records, business directories, and death certificates provides the basis for visual narratives of Lebanese Americans as a whole. Meanwhile, we also present archival research, oral history, and ethnography provide individual and family stories.
Presenters:
• Marjorie Stevens, North Carolina State University
• Akram Khater, North Carolina State University


Tropy: A Digital Image Management Tool for Humanities Researchers
Tropy is a freely licensed and open-source software tool being developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, that will allow researchers to collect and organize the digital photographs they take in their research, associate metadata with those images, and export both photographs and metadata to other platforms. Tropy will also provide a means for researchers to share their images and metadata with the institutions in which they took those photographs. The software will employ customizable metadata templates and allow individual image and bulk-editing of metadata. Users will be able to be organize images via collections and tags, and browse them as thumbnails. Tropy will also include an interface for note taking and transcription. Exporting a selection of items or a collection from Tropy will generate an archive file that includes image files along with their metadata in machine-readable format.
Presenter:
Stephen Robertson, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media, George Mason University


When We Were British: Mapping British Influence on Early America for the K–12 Classroom
Endorsed by the History of Education Society (HES)
"When We Were British" is a digital project that explores the influence and impact of British history and culture on the roots of early America through judiciously selected primary source documents of the National Archives in London. This serialized collection focuses on a variety of research questions that illustrate these connections and make them relevant for K–12 teachers and students. Once curated, each set of primary sources is visualized through mapping technology and geo-historical thinking strategies to focus on the power of place and the role of location. With this lens, this project seeks to understand where things are found, why they are found where they are, and how these things develop and change over the course of time.
Presenters:
• Andy Mink, National Humanities Center
• Chris Bunin, Charlottesville City Schools
• Mike Williams, North Carolina Geographic Alliance



Friday, April 7
11:00 am--12:30 pm Carrying History outside the Classroom

This panel will share three different projects that have taken student learning outside the classroom to expand students' historical thinking and civic participation.
The first, Autry Classroom Curators, is a partnership between the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles and southern California middle and high school students and teachers. The second, Ferguson Project Week, is a partnership between Saint Louis University and an international high school, United World College-USA. The third is a virtual museum and digital archive aimed at elementary and middle school students and teachers and centered on the landmark children's novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins. Each panelist will highlight their project's intersection with Common Core and C-3 standards and address the collaborative labor that underlies any project that carries students' historical thinking and civic participation outside the classroom.
Chair: Flannery Burke, Saint Louis University
Panelists:
• Flannery Burke, Saint Louis University
• Sara L. Schwebel, University of South Carolina
• Erik Greenberg, Autry Museum of the American West

Saturday, April 8
12:30 pm--1:15 pm Chat Room Seminar: 
A World Atlas of Urban Segregation: A Digital Humanities Project
Carl Nightingale, University at Buffalo
1:15 pm--2:00 pm Chat Room Seminar:
How to #Twitterstorian
John Fea, Messiah College; Kevin M. Schultz, University of Illinois at Chicago
9:00 am--10:30 am Games and History Learning: "Mission US"

Historically based games, especially digital ones, have proliferated in recent years, and so has their appearance in classrooms. Students prefer games to textbooks, to be sure, but can students really learn about history from video games? What will they learn? And how can we assess what they have learned? This participatory session with history educators involved with the creation of the award-winning "Mission US" series will explore these questions.
Panelists:
• Leah Potter, Electric Funstuff
• Ellen Noonan, American Social History Project and New York University