Digital and Public Durham History: Works in Progress at Duke and North Carolina Central University

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Event Contact

Chia, Christina


UPDATE! Program schedule now available

Join faculty, staff, and student researchers at North Carolina Central University and Duke University, along with their community partners, for a series of lightning talks on the history of Durham. Speakers will explore the histories of places and communities, racial segregation and social movements, and the promises and challenges of digital methods in bringing hidden and marginalized histories to light.

Lightning talks followed by responses and open discussion. Speakers include, in alphabetical order:

  • Trudi Abel, Rubenstein Library, Duke
  • Kaylee Alexander, AAHVS, Duke
  • Brett Chambers, Communications, NCCU
  • Alexandra Chassanoff, School of LIbrary & Information Science, NCCU
  • Tony Frazier, History, NCCU
  • Charles Denton Johnson, History, NCCU
  • Sara Heilman & Amiya Mehrotra, Duke / Pauli Murray Center for History & Social Justice
  • Dan Richter, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke
  • Victoria Szabo, Duke
  • André D. Vann, Coordinator of University Archives, NCCU
  • Augustus Wendell & Davienne Gabriel, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke

Hosted by the Digital Humanities Initiative at Franklin Humanities Institute (DHI@FHI), this virtual event builds upon the NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Fellowship Program (2016-present), which itself follows a longer history of research and teaching partnerships between the two institutions.

Co-sponsors: DHI@FHI, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Wired Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture, Duke University; College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, NCCU

More Information
Large text that reads "Digital & Public Durham History" on 1937 Durham city map from Dept of Public Works, showing streets
[Image: Detail from 1937 Map of Durham, published by the N.C. Dept. of Public Works, demarcating streets and businesses by race. Courtesy of Digital Durham]
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Duke Digital Humanities Initiative
Event Co-Sponsors
Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), Information Science + Studies (ISS), Visual Studies Initiative