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April 2012

The 1940 Census: A Public Roundtable Discussion

April 10, 2012 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina Select a Country:

Join us for this lively discussion of the uses of the 1940 census from the perspective of genealogists, historians, and computer scientists. We’ll explore the challenges of handling millions of digital records, and how those records can be used with other types of historical data. Panelists: Constance Potter, National Archives and Records Administration Kenton McHenry, National Center for Supercomputing Applications Stephen Robertson, University of Sydney and co-author of “Digital Harlem” Emily Stanford Schultz, FamilySearch.org

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Using the 1940 Census: A Hands-On Workshop

April 10, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina Select a Country:

In this afternoon workshop we’ll explore different approaches to accessing and using the 1940 census. Constance Potter will provide historical and interpretive context about the census, and Robert Allen will share some pedagogical applications for using census data alongside other sorts of historical data. Participants will also have the opportunity to try out FamilySearch’s crowdsourcing tool for indexing and transcribing census enumeration files (laptops encouraged).   Participants include: Constance Potter, National Archives and Records Administration Emily Stanford Schultz, FamilySearch.org Robert…

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October 2012

Valuing and Evaluating Digital Humanities Practice

October 2, 2012 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina Select a Country: + Google Map

Bobby Allen, Co-PI of the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) and John McGowan, Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) will host an informal conversation on valuing and evaluating digital humanities practice.

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