How to Harvest History — 2/2-2/3* note time change

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How to Harvest History — 2/2-2/3* note time change

February 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018

A talk and workshop with Dr. 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. Rather than donating the artifacts, the community members get to both share them and take them back home afterwards. The one-day event, then, is a bit like Antiques Roadshow, except that everything is valuable.


Public talk: February 2, 4-5:30pm. Burling Library, Grinnell

(NOTE TIME CHANGE): Workshop (registration required): February 3, noon-2pm. DLab, Grinnell Forum 


For more information, contact Grinnell Digital Bridges Postdoctoral Fellow Jen Shook at


February 2, 2018
February 4, 2018
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Digital Bridges Leadership Team


Burling Library @ Grinnell
1111 6th Ave
Grinnell, 50112
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