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Building a National Digital Humanities Project: A Conversation with the Founders of Frederick Douglass Day’s Transcribe-a-thon

Frederick Douglass Day

Join Denise Burgher and Jim Casey to learn about how they built a national digital humanities project. This talk is held in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Humanities Center’s Digital Humanities Initiative. 

Denise Burgher is Co-Director of Douglass Day, a Colored Conventions Project and African Americans in the Public Humanities Fellow, and a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Delaware. Her work examines literature written by Afro-Protestant African diaspora women in North America engaging issues of agency, mobility, theology, race, gender, and class. Burgher has led CCP's Historic Church and Community Engagement and Curriculum Committees. 

Jim Casey, Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Colored Conventions Project, is an assistant research professor of African American Studies at Penn State University. He is the managing director of the Center for Black Digital Research, #DigBlk. Casey was part of the inaugural group that launched the Colored Conventions Project and since then has been involved in all aspects of the project, including Transcribe Minutes, Digital Archives, the Convention Database, exhibits, curriculum, grants, project management, public outreach, campus talks, and CCP’s social media. He is co-editor of Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age

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Thursday, January 27 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Humanities & Social Sciences, Diversity & Inclusion


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English, Humanities Center
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Anne Langendorfer

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