Story+ Project

Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Voz: Latinx at Duke

(2022)

Over the past two years students in classes taught by Prof. Cecilia Márquez and Prof. Joan Munné have worked to create the first-of-its-kind exhibit in the Chappel Family Gallery in Perkins Library entitled “Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Voz: Latinx at Duke.” This exhibit documents the long history of Latinx students at Duke University. The Story+ team will continue the important work started by this exhibit. Together, the team will produce a pilot website that documents the physical exhibit and use materials within the exhibit to create new digital content. This website will be used in future courses and for future researchers. This project will weave together public humanities and digital humanities skills to produce a dynamic hub for the continued exploration of the rich history of Latinxs at Duke University and the region more broadly. 
 
Preferred Skills for Undergraduate Students:
  • Interest in racial justice and Latinx histories
  • Interest in historical methods and archival practices
  • Interest in digital humanities methods and using the power of technology to tell Latinx stories
  • Willingness to commit to working in a group committed to racial equity and social justice
 
Preferred Skills for Graduate Students
  • Experience directing a team
  • Training in racial equity or understanding of culturally inclusive team management 
  • Interest in racial justice and Latinx histories
  • Knowledge of or interest in digital humanities methods and digital pedagogies
  • Interest in public humanities
Project Sponsor(s): 

Cecilia Márquez, Hunt Family Assistant Professor of History
Joan Munné, Senior Lecturer of Romance Language

The 2018 Latinx Heritage Month mural was defaced, and Mi Gente painted this phrase over it.

Topic(s)

  • Oral History
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Archives