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Presentation
The Practical Historian: Uniting Digital History and Service Learning
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting (2012)
  • Kathryn Shively Meier, University of Scranton
  • Kristen A. Yarmey, University of Scranton
Abstract

Professors Meier and Yarmey will discuss their students’ project, “Any Victory Would Be Dear.” Groups of students partnered with the Lackawanna Historical Society, Scranton Public Library, and university library to conduct archival research on the Antebellum/Civil War Era, which they then preserved, catalogued, transcribed, digitized, and curated in an online exhibit. Not only did the project allow students to gain professional training and experience, but the Lackawanna Historical Society benefited from free digitization of previously uncatalogued materials now available to the public via the Scranton Public Library website.

Keywords
  • Civil War,
  • digital humanities,
  • digital history,
  • digital collections,
  • digitization,
  • collaboration,
  • public history
Publication Date
Summer July 21, 2012
Citation Information
Kathryn Shively Meier and Kristen A. Yarmey. "The Practical Historian: Uniting Digital History and Service Learning" Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristenyt/32/