Storytelling with Maps to Understand Community Challenges

The Indian River State College is presenting a talk that will explore how communities can harness mapping tools (e.g., Google Maps, StoryMaps) to better center the individual stories of people facing community challenges. Many of today’s challenges are place-based, such as economic struggles and environmental issues. Interactive spatial tools give digital humanities researchers and creators rich possibilities for archiving, connecting, and contextualizing individuals’ stories that are linked to local concerns.

Writing Community College Students Into the Digital Landscape

In this third session hosted by the Indian River State College, Dr. Anne McGrail, Lane Community College, will explore how she has adapted and used digital humanities methods, and the importance of digital humanities work in a community college setting. Beginning with the role that precarity plays in students’ lives, she will outline how she teaches digital humanities and is influenced by community college contexts. The frame she uses has

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