The Immigration History Research Center Expands Immigrant Stories Digital Storytelling Project
The Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota (directed by OAH Member Erika Lee) is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to expand its Immigrant Stories Digital Storytelling Project nationally! This extremely competitive grant provides $324,121 to the IHRC over two years to foster humanities research, technological innovation in the digital humanities, and public dialogue around immigration. It empowers recent immigrants and refugees with digital storytelling tools to document, preserve, and share their own experiences with the wider American public. These multimedia stories - which are preserved and made publicly available through the IHRC Archives, the Minnesota Digital Library, and the Digital Public Library of America - are rich sources that help us understand how immigration is changing America today. The 150+ stories already collected represent over 40 groups and are great resources for teaching, research, and community engagement.
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Posted: July 29, 2015
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