About this Event
The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) at KU is proud to announce a virtual symposium on the Public Digital Humanities.
The Symposium’s keynote speaker is Tsione Wolde-Michael, former Curator of African American Social Justice at the Smithsonian’s National History Museum and the founding director of the Smithsonian’s Center for Restorative History.
The symposium is the final event of the Public Digital Humanities Institute (PDHI). Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by the IDRH, the PDHI provides networking, technical resources, and public-humanities training for public-facing digital projects across the country. From black archives to food justice programming; from Covid organizing to community remembrance; and from oral histories to digital storytelling—the partner projects of the PDHI are united in their commitment to using digital tools and academic/community collaborations to invest in the public good.
Held via Zoom at 3pm CDT on June 20, 2023, the Symposium is open to everyone interested in using digital tools for public interventions. The program features brief comments by KU Assistant Professor of Sociology Fithawee Tzeggai, a featured address by Tsione Wolde-Michael, and project reports from the PDHI partners. Join us!