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Exploring AADHum: Schedule of Events 
AADHum seeks to broaden the conversation among digital humanists and African Americanists to prepare the next generation of scholars with new methods, archives and tools that extend the digital humanities into disciplines related to African American history, literature and visual culture. Participants will engage in a series of dialogues on digital mapping to learn how the digital humanities shed light on pervasive facets of systemic inequality in America. These events will introduce participants to the varied resources at UMD, including the upcoming AADHum’s Spring Digital Humanities Incubator to reveal new possibilities for developing research.
 

Free and open to the public. Click the banner images below for PDF's of events.
For more information, visit www.aadhum.umd.edu.
An act of Congress on March 3, 1865 created the Bureau of Refugees, Freedom and Abandoned Lands (the Freedman's Bureau). The records produced by the bureau are the richest source of information on the African American experience post-Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Most documents have been digitized, yet few have been transcribed. Help Contribute to our nation's understanding of this critical period by participating in these events.

Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology, Room 4213
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. 
Documenting the Road from Slavery to Freedom:
The Freedmen’s Bureau Records


Laura Coyle, Head of Cataloguing and Digitization at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) and Leslie S. Rowland, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project at the University of Maryland will discuss the importance of the Freedmen’s Bureau Records. Participants will also learn about the ongoing project to transcribe the bureau’s papers from Meghan Ferriter, Project Coordinator at the Smithsonian Institution Transcription Center.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Freedmen's Bureau Papers Transcribe-a-thon


Join us online or in-person as we work to transcribe documents from the Freedmen’s Bureau Records. First we’ll learn about transcription conventions, and then we’ll start transcribing.  In-person participants should bring a laptop.


 
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016 | 12:30 p.m.
 "'Looking for the Perfect Beat:' African American Literary History--Technology and Texture"


 
#mithdd @digdialog
MITH CONFERENCE ROOM HORNBAKE LIBRARY

African American cultural & literary studies scholars Dana Williams & Kenton Rambsy of Howard University will present a talk on how data management (technology) can be an essential tool for constructing a substantive literary history with a texture reflective of the period's ripe content and contexts.
 
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Space, Place and Digital Mapping
Dialogue & Reception
THE MICHELLE SMITH COLLABORATORY FOR VISUAL CULTURE
PARREN J. MITCHELL ART-SOC ROOM 4213
12:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE Mapping Police Violence
                  Samuel Sinyangwe
                  Policy Analyst and Activist
        PARREN J. MITCHELL ART-SOC ROOM 2203
 
Presented by
2  - 3:30 p.m.
PROJECT DEMO Mapping Inequality
                              The Human Face of Big Data
 
DIGITAL CURATION INNOVATION CENTER
HORNBAKE BUILDING SOUTH 4110 
The African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities initiative has been made possible  in part by a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
CO-SPONSORS

Arts & Humanities Center for Synergy
College of Arts and Humanities
Critical Race Initiative
Digital Curation Innovation Center
Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Michelle Smith Collaboratory 
for Visual Culture

MITH
PepsiCo





 
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