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February 4 – The Social Backend: Community-Driven Digital Archives and Exhibits

Do you want to connect the public with digital archives? In this talk, public historian and digital humanist Mary Rizzo will use her work on community-driven digital archives and exhibits to help you make those connections. Through case studies of exhibits on police reform and LGBTQ history, she will discuss how to work with communities and bring students into these projects.

Mary Rizzo is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Come and Be Shocked: Baltimore Beyond John Waters and The Wire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). Prof. Rizzo tweets as @Rizzo_pubhist.



The Social Backend: Community-Driven Digital Archives and Exhibits

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 7-8:30pm

Skylight Room, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016


The event is part of the Digital Archive Research Collective Event Series hosted by GCDI.

The Digital Archive Research Collective (DARC) is an initiative spearheaded by the GC Digital Fellows, offering support to the emergent community of students, faculty, and staff who are working on digital archival projects throughout The Graduate Center. Over the 2019-2020 academic year, DARC will hold a series of workshops and events, through which we aim to foster community among the researchers and groups that are already pursuing digital archival work at the Graduate Center. By developing awareness around archival work and facilitating access to sustainable technical and academic support, DARC will help crystallize the digital archival community at The Graduate Center.


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