On Friday, November 4, 2016, Brown University Library will host a discussion about digital book projects entitled, “Writing Race and Education History on the Web.” The presenters include Esther Cyna (Teachers College, Columbia University), Matthew Delmont (Arizona State University), and Jack Dougherty (Trinity College). This panel is part of the Library’s ongoing series, The Future of Scholarly Publishing, and will take place at 1 p.m. in the Digital Scholarship Lab on the first floor of the Rockefeller Library. A reception will follow the talk. This event is free and open to the public.
This panel contrasts how three historians of race and education are authoring and contributing to digital books on the web.
Esther Cyna and her colleagues are producing Educating Harlem, a digital history project in two interconnected parts that mix elements of traditional publishing with web-based, open-access scholarship.
Jack Dougherty and his contributors are creating On The Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs, a digital-first, open-access book with interactive maps and oral history videos, under contract with Amherst College Press. The panel raises provocative questions about the future of scholarly communication, not just in the history of education, but across the whole of the university.
The Future of Scholarly Publishing series is sponsored in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and its grant to fund digital scholarship at Brown.
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, 10 Prospect Street, Providence