This meet-up aims to discuss how urban history and collective memory can provide a bridge to link academic research with the broader public, both as consumers and as co-producers. In my opening remarks, I will discuss how my current research project on Ottoman Jerusalem is moving beyond its more scholarly framework of reliance on archival documentation, to oral history, collaboration with NGOs and student groups, and internet crowdsourcing for family history. After discussing some early crowdsourcing precedents in my own field, I will discuss the opportunities and challenges of inviting public participation in the research, documentation, and interpretive process.
The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current topics at the intersection of digital technologies and the humanities and support each other in project development. The 2016-17 meet-ups will explore the relationship between the "public" and the digital. These informal gatherings are open to anyone at any level of interest or expertise. Come join us for sharing and discussion!
For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF and to join the DHWG, see the DHWG webpage.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611