RECOVERY WORKSHOP

$20.00$50.00

Introduction to Using Digital Tools in Recovery Research

University of Houston Downtown
Thursday, February 20, 2020
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Spaces limited. Please bring your laptops.

For information regarding the XV Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference, please visit click here.

 

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Workshop: Introduction to Using Digital Tools in Recovery Research

University of Houston Downtown
Thursday, February 20, 2020

This workshop explores analog and digital methodologies to create scholarship and knowledge around the experiences of US Latinas/os. This workshop will provide an overview of how to use US Latina/o archival material to create digital projects and assignments in order to contest the historical record. Drawing from the rich collections at the University of Houston’s Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, we will demonstrate free, easy-to-use software that can be used to create historical timelines, online exhibits of historical photographs and documents, and dynamic story maps. We will emphasize methodologies that center US Latina/o experiences and ask participants to consider how the digital space can function as a site of resistance.

Some of the questions that this workshop will include, but are not limited to are the following:

  • How to identify materials for future projects (research, copyright issues, etc.)?
  • How do we create meaningful and respectful data?
  • How do we work with the community owners of the knowledge?
  • How do we create knowledge and scholarship based on these materials?
  • How do we engage local communities?

Participants will take part in a guided activity in which they brainstorm potential digital projects and assignments based on their own research interests. Participants will leave the workshop with knowledge of how to use Recovery’s databases, a list of digital resources, a digital bibliography, a list of free software, and draft idea for a potential digital project. No prior technical knowledge is required in this course. Anyone with an interest in US Latina/o studies and digital studies is welcome. Participants must bring their own laptop.

This course is based on the work of the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage program located at the University of Houston, one of the premier research programs for US Latina/o scholarship with a trajectory of more than 26 years of locating, preserving, and making available the written legacy of Latinas/os in the US from colonial times until 1960.

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