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Thursday, May 28 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
The Devil is in the Details: Behind the Scenes: Using DH Press to Create Projects like Digital Portobelo

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Brief Description:
This is part two of a two-part proposal focused on the “front stage” and “behind the scenes” processes that created Digital Portobelo, an interactive online collection of ethnographic interviews, photos, videos, artwork, and archival material that illuminate the rich culture and history of Portobelo -- a small town located on the Caribbean coast of the Republic of Panama best known for its Spanish colonial heritage, its centuries old Black Christ festival, and an Afro-Latin community who call themselves and their cultural performance tradition “Congo.” The first part is a twenty-minute presentation/discussion. The second is a two-hour interactive workshop.

Workshop Description:
In this maker session workshop we will uncover the process of creating Digital Portobelo — from the technical requirements to the workflows the team developed. Building from the example of Digital Portobelo, we will illustrate how participants might undertake similar digital humanities projects using DH Press. The session will cover preparing content and data for a DH Press project, and the requirements and workflows for project creation. Participants will have the chance to work with a sample data set containing multiple media types, including oral histories, in a DH Press test environment. Users with their own WordPress installation are encouraged to install the DH Press plugin in advance: http://dhpress.org/use-dh-press/.

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Renee Alexander Craft

Associate Professor, UNC Department of Communication, Curriculum in Global Studies
UNC alumnus Renée Alexander Craft is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a joint appointment in the Department of Communication and Curriculum in Global Studies. Broadly, her research and teaching examine the relationship among colorism... Read More →
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Pamella Lach

University of Kansas Libraries
Pam Lach is the Head of the Center for Faculty and Staff Initiatives and Engagement at the University of Kansas Libraries. She has a PhD in U.S. Cultural History with an emphasis on gender and film history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007). She also has a... Read More →

Thursday May 28, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm EDT
Room 105 Kellogg Center

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