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
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!

Job Opportunity: Digital Communications Coordinator

SourceLab is seeking a current U of I undergraduate student to serve as Digital Communications Coordinator.  Please see below for job description; the position will pay $15 / hour for 5 hours of work per week, through the end of Spring semester 2017.  We would love to hear from candidates with skills and interests in public history, new media, and electronic communications.

To apply, please send a short letter of interest and a resume to Professor John Randolph, care of .  We welcome questions about the position at this same address.

Review of applications will begin on Friday, October 28.

Job Description:

Undergraduate Hourly Position: Digital Communications Coordinator

  • Creates promotional materials for SourceLab events, and advertises them using Webpress, Twitter, and other social media platforms, as well as print posters.
  • Works with SourceLab to research and implement plans for electronic communications throughout SourceLab.
  • Attends and takes minutes at SourceLab Forum meetings, archiving them.
  • Helps coordinate SourceLab Forum sessions.
  • 5 hours a week, $15/hour.

Electronic Communications: Doing it Right in 2016

What’s the right way to use electronic communications today, when you want to get a group of people together to do a project? What information technologies can we use in our work here at Illinois, to build out a multi-faceted Digital Humanities lab, with classroom, publishing, and R&D dimensions?  Come join us for a session that will be part lightning presentations on various technologies, and part hacking session.  Get tips, think big, help us all work better.

What: SourceLab Forum
Who: Everyone
When: 3:30 p.m., Monday, October 17
Where: IPRH Conference Room, 4th Floor, Levis Center



Leading Documentary Editors Visit SourceLab: Monday, September 26

Editing Historical Documents: A Conversation with Theodore J. Crackel and Mary-Jo Kline

When: Monday September 26, 3:30 p.m.

Where: 311 Gregory Hall

Please join us for an informal conversation with U of I students about the present and future of the craft of documentary editing.  Theodore J. Crackel and Mary-Jo Kline are two of the most experienced editors and investigators of historical manuscripts in the United States.  Theodore Crackel served as Professor and Editor in Chief of the Papers of George Washington from 2004 to 2010.  Mary-Jo Kline is formerly Vice President of Sotheby’s Books and Manuscripts Department and a Past President of the Association for Documentary Editing.