I was lucky enough to present at the DH@MSU Colloquium Series my presentation on "Making History: Podcasts as Digital Humanities Projects" allowed me to sketch out the logic around building a more DH centric structure around the Reframing History podcast. My central point was to consider how a podcast could be structured to make the outcome more closely aligned with DH projects. This involved thinking about the sources, process, and presentation with a mind toward the standard associated with DH project. I examined Miriam Posner’s post on reviewing and understanding DH projects and looked at the Journal of American History digital review guideline to thinking about this problem. The result is a set of goals around building the new web home for Reframing History that include transcription, resource pages and links to supplemental material.
You can watch Hilary Green’s entire presentation below. It was a great talk and I hope it will be a model for future engagements around black experience and digital humanities I wanted to develop at MSU.
As part of the my appointment I’m core faculty the Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR). This is an evolving conversation as we haven’t defined the mission (beyond the title), so there is an opportunity to stimulate conversation. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to bring Dr. Hilary Green (University of Alabama), who Hallowed Ground project explores the history of race at UA. Inviting her to MSU, which has a vibrant digital humanities community, provides a way to explore the intersection between black experience and DH. This focus, which aligns with my own DH work, opens the door to a broader conversation. Stay tuned.