Digital Humanities (DH) at KU – Being a HASTAC Scholar

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Last month, our HASTAC scholars presented our work in the Digital Scholars’ Showcase.  Please check the following link for the presentation I gave:

In my brief talk, I shared how I came to DH via happenstance when a classmate of mine shared their engagement with DH on campus.  After meeting with the staff at the KU Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, I became even more interested, and have since learned a lot about what DH is and have worked to incorporate it into my studies and future career.

I will include here how I envision my DH project unfolding, and my “DH journey” over the past 2 years.  My work collects original oral histories of women warriors who contributed to the anti-apartheid struggle.  This past fall, I applied for a National Geographic storytelling fellowship to refine a digital archive featuring the oral history narratives of Namibian women freedom fighters.  The project will provide an enduring testimonial to women’s contributions to the struggle.

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