Internship Opportunity at NMAAHC

SourceLab students! If you’re interested in digital history, museum studies, and African-American history the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C. is offering paid digitization internships this coming spring. It would be a wonderful opportunity to engage with important collections at the phenomenal new addition to the Smithsonian. Find out more here.

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Welcome to SourceLab 2017-2018

Welcome! We’re excited to announce our upcoming events for the fall 2017 semester. Another class of undergraduates is coming aboard, our editorial board is reviewing forthcoming editions, and a new call for papers is on its way. During 2017-2018, SourceLab is a Research Cluster supported by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) and their generous help strengthens our collaborations with other students, faculty, and staff across campus as well as expands our research and organizational capabilities. So stay tuned here, our social media accounts, and email list-serve for notices on upcoming events, our call for papers, and other exciting developments in digital humanities and undergraduate history research at the University of Illinois!

Fall 2017 Calendar:
All meetings 3:30-5 p.m., IPRH Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Levis Center

September 5 (Tuesday) Welcome Back / Organizational Meeting for SourceLab

September 19 (Tuesday) SourceLab Research Cluster Meeting

October 2 (Monday) SourceLab Forum Talk: Caitlin Pollock, Digital Humanities Librarian, Center for Digital Scholarship, IUPUI: “Encoding Ida B. Wells’s The Red Record: Critical Questions in Digital Editing and Data Curation of Violence”

October 24 (Tuesday) SourceLab Research Cluster Meeting

November 13 (Monday) SourceLab Forum Talk: Amanda Gailey, Associate Professor of English, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (University of Nebraska-Lincoln); “How to Edit When the World is Burning”

December 5 (Tuesday) SourceLab Research Cluster Meeting

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April Forum: Digital Editions in Progress

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“The Conde de Montemar Letters: Opening the Vault to Andean History”
Antonio Sotomayor, Assistant Professor, Librarian of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Silvia Escanilla Huerta, PhD Candidate in History

The University Library at the University of Illinois owns a unique collection of eighteenth-century letters from the family of the Count of Montemar, Diego José Carrillo de Albornoz y Bravo de Lagunas between 1761 and 1799. This project will digitize part of the collection, presenting diplomatic transcriptions, historical essays, and an annotated bibliography. The goal of the project is to provide open access to this set of unique letters and foster the research and instruction of Andean Studies in an interdisciplinary fashion. Presenters will discuss the origins of the project and contextualize it in Latin American digital humanities. We will also discuss some of the main challenges as well as its potentials.

“Toward a Digital Edition of Proust’s Correspondence”
François Proulx, Assistant Professor of French and Italian
Caroline Szylowicz, Kolb-Proust Librarian, Associate Professor of Library Administration

We are an international team of scholars creating a fully digital, open-access edition of the letters of Marcel Proust. This collaboration brings together the University of Illinois, whose collection of nearly 1,200 Proust letters is the largest in the world; the Université Grenoble Alpes, home to faculty experts on Proust’s correspondence and in digital humanities; and the Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes, where a long tradition of scholarly research on Proust’s manuscripts is now taking a digital turn. We do not propose an online version of the existing paper edition of Proust’s letters (21 volumes, 1970-1993), which is highly valuable but outdated. Instead our long-term goal is to produce an updated and augmented digital edition, observing rigorous scholarly protocols, of this evolving corpus – nearly 5,900 letters known to date, up from 5,356 in the paper edition.

Please take a moment to browse the existing Kolb-Proust Archive database.

 

FORUM ROOM CHANGE: Lincoln Hall 1024

History Harvest Discussion with Prof. Patrick Jones (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Monday, March 13, 2017
Lincoln Hall Room 1024
3:30-5:00pm
Co-Sponsored with the Public History Research Cluster

Our next Forum, on Monday, March 13, has had a room change. The event will be held in Lincoln Hall 1024.

To foster a robust discussion, have a look at the History Harvest website, including the multimedia resources that explain the work of History Harvest. Come with questions!

Deadline coming up for Spring 2017 CFP!

We’ve got space for a couple more projects for the Spring 2017 semester! If you have a photograph, a video, textual material, or any archival find and you would like some research help with it, then submit your proposal to us.

All you need to do is fill out this one-page proposal form with necessary information and we will take it from there. The deadline of February 6 is fast approaching.

And we’ll be letting you know of our planned SourceLab Forum events coming up!