Please join us in Special Collections & Archives on Thursday, February 8th at 3pm to learn about our most recent project. Follow along as we describe the discovery and donation of a WWI journal, the processing and transcription of the contents, and experience the final product an interactive map of the unidentified WWI soldier’s movement through Europe and back to North Carolina.

Digital humanities tools offer archivists new ways to share their collections with the public. In 2017, Nancy Sullivan donated a World War I soldier’s journal to Special Collections & Archives, and volunteering for SCA allowed her the opportunity to explore the Storymap tool to visually share a soldier’s journey. The speakers will share their experiences working on this project, and how this collaboration demonstrates future possibilities for making history more immediately accessible to everyone.

Refreshments will follow the program.

Welcome & Introduction
Tanya Zanish-Belcher – Director, Special Collections & Archives
  • Nancy Sullivan – Donor and Volunteer, Special Collections & Archives
  • Stephanie Bennett – Collections Archivist, Special Collections & Archives
  • Dr. Carrie Johnston – Digital Humanities Research Designer, Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication
  • Rebecca Petersen May – Public Services Archivist, Special Collections & Archives

For more information about Storymap, a visual storytelling tool, please see StoryMapJS (created by Northwestern University’s Knightlab).

Testaments of War: World War I in Literature, Art, and Memoir will be on display in Special Collections & Archives (Room 625, ZSR Library) through March 30, 2018.