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CCE: Digital Humanities and the Core Curriculum

Mary Niall Mitchell is Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Chair in New Orleans Studies, Joseph Tregle Professor in Early American History, and Associate Professor of History at the University of New Orleans where she co-directs the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies. She is the author of Raising Freedom's Child: Black Children and Visions of the Future after Slavery (NYU Press, 2008). Her latest book project, The Slave Girl in the Archive, is a study of race, photography, slavery and memory in the nineteenth century. Prof. Mitchell is one of three lead historians for, a collaborative database of fugitive slave advertisements housed at Cornell. She has written for the New York Times Disunion blog, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, and She has received fellowships and awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and J. William Fulbright Foundation. She is also a member of the Nola Digital Humanities Consortium.

Vicki Mayer is Professor of Communication at Tulane, where she researches media production and consumption in relation to economic and political transformations in media and creative industries. Her students act as co-researchers of cultural labor and creative expression in a variety of community-based settings. She also directs the MediaNOLA project, which aims to provide public access to locally-based research via a website and internet database. This project serves and stores the research and class projects generated by over 100 Tulane students yearly. Her collaborative research is available on MediaNOLA and has been distributed through in international publications such as Jump Cut, The Columbia Journalism Review, and Public Culture; she is also a member of the Nola Digital Humanities Consortium. Noting the alarming disconnect between research conducted on communities which then never have access to that information, Dr. Mayer’s work focuses on open access digital archives that enable students and faculty to share and preserve information with and for researched communities.

  • Led by: Dr. Mary Mitchell (University of New Orleans); Dr. Vicki Mayer (Tulane University)
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
  • Time: Noon - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mellon Seminar Room - LRC 532B
  • Sponsor: CCE
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Tags: core curriculum, digital humanities
Format: seminar
Event ID: 01547

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