DARC Event Series
The Digital Archive Research Collective (DARC) offers centralized and dedicated support to the emergent community of students, faculty, and staff who are working on digital archival projects throughout The Graduate Center. Over the 2019-2020 academic year, DARC will hold a series of workshops and events, as well as create an online resource guide. Through the workshops and event series, we aim to foster community among the researchers and groups that are already pursuing digital archival work at the Graduate Center. Through the online guide, we will collect technical, academic, financial, and institutional resources to scaffold future digital archival projects at The Graduate Center. By developing awareness around archival work and facilitating access to sustainable technical and academic support, DARC will help to crystallize the digital archival community at The Graduate Center.
DARC is a project of GC Digital Initiatives (GCDI) at The Graduate Center, CUNY. GCDI is a community of students, staff, and faculty distributed across centers, labs, initiatives, and academic programs who share an interest in digital scholarship and research. We offer events, workshops, office hours, faculty consultations, week-long institutes, and community-based working groups. Learn more about GCDI, our upcoming programming and how you can get involved on the GCDI website.
- February 4 – "The Social Backend: Community-Driven Digital Archives and Exhibits," a talk with Mary Rizzo (Rutgers University). 7-9pm. Skylight Room.
Do you want to connect the public with digital archives? In this talk, public historian and digital humanist Mary Rizzo will use her work on community-driven digital archives and exhibits to help you make those connections. Through case studies of exhibits on police reform and LGBTQ history, she will discuss how to work with communities and bring students into these projects.
Mary Rizzo is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Come and Be Shocked: Baltimore Beyond John Waters and The Wire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). She tweets as Rizzo_pubhist.
- February 5 – Filipa Calado: “Getting Started with TEI.” 6:30-8:30. Room 9207.
- February 10 – Stefano Morello: “Tropy: Archival Research Photo Management.” 6:30-8:30. Room 9207.
- TBD – Stefano Morello, Stephen Klein, and Jeremy Boggs: “Advanced Omeka/Theming with Omeka.” 6:30-8:30. Room TBD.
- March 4 – Di Yoong: “Using Audacity for Oral History.” 6:30-8:30. Room 9207.
- March 30 – Param Ajmera: “Working with HathiTrust Data.” 6:30-8:30. Room 9205.
- TBD – “Digital Archival Ethics.” A panel on Rights & Sustainability for Material Object and Living Subjects. Speakers TBA.
Working Group Monthly Meetings
DARC group to host monthly working group meetings (on February 13, March 18, April 22, May 6) open to all constituencies from the GC community. Our first meeting will take place at 2:30pm. Future meetings times will be agreed according to the community's needs. It is an opportunity for those interested in Digital Archives to come to the GC Digital Scholarship Lab to work together and find support. DARC is open to people of all skill levels, disciplines, and backgrounds. Come, and let’s learn together.
- October 8, 2019 – Kristen Hackett: “Cultivating a Digital Academic Identity with WordPress, the CUNY Academic Commons &/or Reclaim Hosting.”
- October 15, 2019 – Stefano Morello: “Introduction to Omeka.”