Event on campus Speaker Series

Tom Keegan to speak on September 21

We are pleased to announce a second University of Iowa guest speaker this month.

Monday, September 21, 2015
Alumni House
Lunch provided. Please register.

tom keegan

Participatory Archives: Collections to Classrooms and Communities

Tom Keegan
Head, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio
The University of Iowa Libraries

This talk highlights new developments in the University of Iowa Libraries’ DIY History initiative. Begun nearly five years ago as a public, crowdsourcing project to transcribe the UI Libraries’ Civil War manuscript archives, DIY History has grown into a robust participatory archives platform that engages students, scholars, and the public. With new projects that address the Libraries’ Hevelin fanzine collection, the Keith Albee vaudeville collection, and a cache of 105,000 athletics slides from the UI’s Center for Media Production, DIY History continues to grow in interesting ways. Tom Keegan will discuss how and why the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio takes on these projects as well as the ways in which participatory archives are making their way into undergraduate classrooms at Iowa.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a Dean of the College Cohort Grant.

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