Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Two spring events hosted by our Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry: A Grinnell College/University of Iowa Partnership funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Save the dates for next spring

February 2 & 3: How to Harvest History 

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 (University 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.

This event occurs at Grinnell College. For more information, contact Grinnell Digital Bridges Postdoctoral Fellow Jen Shook at

February 22 & 23 

Literary GIS—workshop, seminar, and public presentation by Michael Gavin, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of South Carolina, British Restoration and 18th-century English Literature and Culture, digital scholar, and author of The Invention of English Criticism, 1650-1760 (Cambridge University Press, 2015).