How to Harvest History — Digital Bridges talk and workshop

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Grinnell College
1115 8th Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112
Headshot of Rebecca Wingo

A talk and workshop with Rebecca Wingo, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Liberal Arts at Macalester College (PhD, History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), author of Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History (U of Nebraska Press, 2017).

The History Harvest is a community-based, student-driven archive project. Members of a community partner group bring artifacts of significance and trained students record their stories and digitize the artifacts for an online archive. In class, students edit audio, establish metadata, and upload the items to Omeka, an archival content management system that can create online exhibits.

Public talk: February 2, 4:00–5:30 p.m. at Burling Library, Grinnell College

Workshop (registration required): February 3, 10 a.m.–1:00 p.m at DLab, Grinnell Forum
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For more information, contact Grinnell Digital Bridges Postdoctoral Fellow Jen Shook at

Hosted by Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry: A Grinnell College/University of Iowa Partnership