Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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Digital Archives in the Commonwealth Summit

University of Virginia • 13 October 2017

All events are in The Multipurpose Room of the Rotunda, on the campus of University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Welcome Remarks
Panel 1 • Rethinking Public Engagement and Access to Archives in the Digital Age

Maureen Elgersman Lee, Hampton University, If We Build It, Will They Come: Reflections and Strategies on University/Community Collaboration in the Digitization of Black History Documents

Ivey Glendon, University of Virginia, Metadata Librarians “Take Back the Archive” at the University of Virginia Library

Chandler Wickers, Washington and Lee University, Rediscovering Special Collections: Washington and Lee University

Mackenzie Brooks, Washington and Lee University, Beyond Primary Sources: Digital Archives in the DH Classroom

Panel 2 • Digitally Recovering Hidden Voices

William Kurtz, University of Virginia, Black Virginians in Blue: Exploring Albemarle African American History through Digital Archives

Brian Neuman, University of Virginia, Unconditional Unionists: Recovering UVA’s Union Soldiers

Stephanie Seal Walters, George Mason University, Forgotten, but not Lost: Digitizing the Virginia Loyalist Claims

Panel 3 • Building and Publishing Digital Archives

Susan Perdue, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Getting Started: Strategy and Knowing Your Digital Audience

Erica Cavanaugh, Papers of George Washington, Drupal as Digital Publication Solution for Documentary Editions

Loren Moulds, University of Virginia Law Library, Scotland’s Court of Session Digital Archive as Digital Research Platform

Lunch and Workshop, Abigail Mullen and Stephen Robertson, George Mason University. (Workshop will run from 12:35 to 1:20 )

Panel 4 • A Colonial Virginia Merchant’s Ledger in an World

Ann Smart Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eleanor Breen, Office of Historic Alexandria, VA

Morgan Lemmer-Webber, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Panel 5 • How Big Data Can Support Little Data: The Digital Humanities at William and Mary

Deborah Cornell, College of William & Mary, The Georgian Papers Programme

Leisa Meyer, College of William & Mary, The William & Mary LGBTIQ Research Project

Ari Weinberg, College of William & Mary, The Lemon Project

Arthur Knight, College of William & Mary, Making Big Data/Little Data Connections through Regional Partnerships

Lightning Round Presentations

Joshua Eckhart, Virginia Commonwealth University, British Virginia

Carolyn Parsons, University of Mary Washington, Preserving Virginia’s Local Architectural Legacies: A Case Study

Tristan Nelson, James Madison University, Exploring Rockingham’s Past


5:00 p.m.
Sponsored Happy Hour at 3 Notch’d Brewery, IX Pavilion 522 2nd Street SE in Charlottesville, Virginia

Drinks and Snacks courtesy of UVA Law and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities