The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians seeks submissions for its first Digital History Laboratory. The Digital History Lab, co-sponsored by the UMass Public History Program and the UMass Digital Humanities Initiative, aims to showcase projects
pertaining to women's history or feminist studies and the practice of digital humanities.
We invite you to propose projects to share with the Conference; we will assemble submissions in a user-friendly format that will allow conferees to drop into the UMass Teaching Commons at the top of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library and browse the universe of digital women’s history as it stands in June 2011. Wondering how to launch your own digital project? The Lab will also provide attendants to answer questions about commonly-used software used in web-based projects, the ins and outs of social networking, digital tools that serve oral historians, and other topics of general interest. The lab will be staffed on Friday June 10th and Saturday June 11th, from 10 am to 2 pm. Discussions about commonly-used tools in oral history, website creation, and other related topics will also take place at specific times.
The Digital History Lab committee strongly encourages students, faculty and professionals of all levels to submit their digital work to be considered for inclusion in the showcase (projects should be able to be viewed without the presence of the project creators). Works in progress and all types of academic and public history projects will be welcomed. If you are involved in a women's history website or web exhibit, online oral history initiative, podcast, blog, or other type of digital project and would like it featured in the Lab, please contact Kate Freedman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The submissions for the Digital History Lab should include the following (please submit your proposal in PDF format) :
- A 300-words abstract describing the project
- A brief 1 page CV containing your name, affiliation, contact information
- A list of the requirements in order for your project to be viewed (these include but are not limited to OS, Applications, additional equipment)
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