DARC Event Series

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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.


Fall 2019


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”


End-of-semester Talk. TBA

The DARC Team is also currently working on a Wiki that congregates information on resources and initiatives that revolve around Digital Archival work at the Graduate Center. The wiki will include information about institutional resources, groups, and ongoing projects at the GC, tutorials and methods for digital archival work, and internal and external funding opportunities.

Spring 2020


February 5 – Filipa Calado: “Getting Started with TEI” February 10 – Stefano Morello: “Tropy: Archival Research Photo Management” TBD – Stefano Morello, Stephen Klein, and Jeremy Boggs: “Advanced Omeka/Theming with Omeka” March 4 – Di Yoong: “Using Audacity for Oral History” March 30 – Param Ajmera: “Working with HathiTrust Data”


Late February – “Digital Archival Ethics” A panel on Rights & Sustainability for Material Object and Living Subjects. Speakers TBA

Late March – “Defining Digital Archives” 5-Minute Talks & Moderated Roundtable. Speakers TBA

Working Group Monthly Meetings

DARC group to host monthly working group meetings (on February 12, March 18, April 22, May 6) open to all constituencies from the GC community. 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.