Digital Humanities and the Community

The round-table discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Richard Peters (Business) and Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir (History), who are both developing a community-centered Digital Humanities projects.

Dr. Peters' project is based on the use of social media as a vehicle for administration, advertising and advocacy. It is service-based and will pair teams of first year students with local community entities, who presently lack significant social media presence. Students will work with these organizations to identify themes, develop content, and curate important content to disseminate to important stakeholders. Students will learn to leverage the popular platforms for social justice, while organizations will discover the importance of contemporary media to communicate and relate to those that matter.

Dr. Sinegal-DeCuir's project will engage Xavier students in the university’s mission by allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of strong traditions in the black community and Xavier’s commitment to social justice. Students will conduct oral interviews of the Gert Town community members. They will be responsible for setting up interviews, transcribing interviews, and integrating interviews in a digital source, preferably a website.

  • Led by: Dr. Richard Peters (Business); Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir (History)
  • Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Time: Noon - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mellon Seminar Room - LRC 532B
  • Sponsor: CCE
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Tags: cce, digital humanities
Format: discussion
Event ID: 01640

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