Digital History Workshop at UHA 2014: Apply Now

The UHA’s web and digital initiative has organized a number of digital history panels for the 2014 conference in Philadelphia, but there is one in particular that may be of interest to scholars, grad students, and professionals with a digital history project in mind but who might be uncertain of how to get it off the ground.

Digital Projects from the Ground Up is a session at 8:30 am Friday morning during the conference. Scholars will work with a Philadelphia-area digital and data professional who will advise on how digital capabilities can help facilitate research or communication, how to organize and phase a project, what technologies and tools are available, and where to look for support within a university or in external grant funds.

Space is limited and will be capped at 20. Applicants should submit a 150-word description of the project idea as it currently stands by September 15 to lwinling[at]vt.edu.

In the project description include

1. Basic information on yourself, including program/department/institution and your research area in urban history.

2. What your research question and/or communication goal is that led to your interest in a digital project.

3. 2-3 links to other projects or digital works that you find interesting or are relevant to your research project.

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About LaDale Winling

LaDale Winling is assistant professor of history at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His book project, Building the Ivory Tower, examines the role of universities as urban developers in the 20th century. Learn more about him at Urban Oasis.

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