The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Non-GC Events

10/9 – Tropy Grad Student Webinar on Managing Archival Research Photos

All are invited to an upcoming webinar for graduate students on how to use Tropy a free archival research photo management tool developed at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. We would like to invite the graduate students in your department to join us for this free webinar on Friday, October 9 at 11:00am EDT to talk about how to do research online in the age of covid and how to organize that research once you’ve done it.

Students may be feeling apprehensive or discouraged about doing archival research in the age of covid, and they may need to shift their research plans to rely more heavily on digital archives and resources. The webinar will provide advice on how to find sources, conduct research, manage research materials and stay organized in the digital space. Though Tropy is particularly helpful for historians managing large quantities of archival research photos, it is also useful for researchers across other disciplines.

Topics we’ll cover in the webinar:

  • How to search for research materials online
  • How to reach out to archivists
  • How to photograph materials in an archive
  • How to keep track of what you find in online and physical archives
  • How to record the right information about your sources so you can use them later
  • How to organize your sources so they make sense

When: Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:00am EDT
Where: Zoom
Who: The Tropy team + you!
Registration: Click here [].

The webinar is free but registration is required. Any questions can be directed to Jessica Mack at