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2022 Event Recordings

October 13, 2022

Identifying 19th Century Photographic Processes

James Gehrt

Presentation Part 1

Presentation Part 2

Presentation Part 3


September 28, 2022

Visualizing Change in Boston Using Digital Commonwealth Collections to Tell Stories of Places and Activism

Michelle LeBlanc and Megan Nally (Norman B. Levanthal Map & Education Center)

Presentation Part 1

Presentation Part 2

Presentation Closed Captioning File


July 13, 2022
Franco American Digital Archives/Portail franco-américain: Centering Franco-American Communities in Digital Discovery
Jacob Albert and Susan Pinette (University of Maine)
Presentation Recording
Q&A Recording
Slides


May 4, 2022
Facilitating Discovery: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Sacramental and Cemetery Records
Violet Hurst and Thomas Lester (Archdiocese of Boston Archive & Library)
Molly Rogers (American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society)

Presentation Recording

Q&A Recording

April 11, 2022
From Land Acknowledgement to Partnership: The Making of Pakachoag: Where the River Bends
Thomas Doughton (The College of the Holy Cross)
Colin Novick (Greater Worcester Land Trust)
The recording of this event is available on request. Contact membership@digitalcommonwealth.org
. The documentary film "Pakachoag: Where the River Bends" can be viewed here.

March 16, 2022
Can We Be Done Yet?: Trials and Tribulations of Merging Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory Archives

Jenée Force, Ashley Gray, and Brendan Higgins (Berklee College of Music)
Presentation Recording

Q&A Recording

February 9, 2022
User Perspectives on Digitizing Collections with Digital Commonwealth
Sharon Hawkes (Milford Town Library)

Arthur Carlson (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Anne Berard (Milford Town Library)

Presentation Recording

Q&A Recording


2021 Event Recordings

October 29, 2021
Francesca Giannetti, Rutgers University, NJ
"In An Alien Land: Finding Solace from Librarian-Led Digital Humanities Pedagogy in a Pandemic" - Event Recording

"In An Alien Land: Finding Solace from Librarian-Led Digital Humanities Pedagogy in a Pandemic" - Slides

October 20, 2021

Troy Smith, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Building Bridges of Inclusion

September 23, 2021

Kevin Dua and Dr. Jon M. Wargo, Boston College

Teaching Black and LGBTQ+ Inclusive Histories with Primary Sources - Event Recording

"Reclaiming John Brown", Kevin Dua - Slides

"From Picturebooks to Primary Sources: Cultivating Historical Inquiry through Children’s Literature and the Digital Commonwealth", Dr. Jon M. Wargo - Slides


May 18, 2021

Anke Voss and Jessie Hopper, Concord Public Library

"Should it stay, or should it go?", Presentation

"Should it stay, or should it go?", Q&A


March 9, 2021

MA Appeals Court Judge Peter Agnes (ret.)

"Sacco-Vanzetti: The impact on art and literature" - Part A

"Sacco-Vanzetti: The impact on art and literature" - Part B

"Sacco-Vanzetti: The impact on art and literature" - Slides

February 17, 2021

MA Appeals Court Judge Peter Agnes (ret.)

"Sacco-Vanzetti: The case that will not die" - Part A

"Sacco-Vanzetti: The case that will not die" - Part B

"Sacco-Vanzetti: The case that will not die" - Slides

January 21, 2021

Jonathan Manton

"Can I listen to that online? Expanding access to Oral History of American Music at Yale University Library"


2020 Event Recordings

October 8, 2020

Matt Amory and Lenora Robinson

Introduction to Omeka


December 9, 2020

Sam Muir

"Provenance Research: Case Studies from the Van Otterloo Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts"




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