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Friday, March 26 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship

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An opportunity to further conversation from that session as well as provide open discussion opportunities for members working in DH / DS.

Katherine Howells, "Enriching user engagement with digitised and non-digitised image collections through digital research and online exhibitions" This paper offers tangible and practical approaches to using catalogue data and digitised archival image more effectively to engage audiences online. It suggests how innovative research methods and software can be applied to different image collections so will be of interest to any attendee responsible for managing an image collection and improving public engagement.

Presenter: Jeannine Keefer, University of Richmond
The East End Cemetery Archive, a searchable repository of records and research related to East End Cemetery, a historic African American burial ground in Henrico County and the city of Richmond, Virginia.
The archive serves as a knowledge hub for descendants, students, scholars, and members of the public who are conducting genealogical and historical research, as well as people with more general interests—late 19th- and 20th-century Richmond and Virginia history, African American narratives, Jim Crow, and other topics.
Created by the East End Cemetery Collaboratory, the archive brings together a wide range of primary sources—portraits, death certificates, marriage records, draft registration cards, obituaries, newspaper articles, and more—and data drawn from the cemetery itself, such as GPS coordinates, gravestone photographs, and written descriptions of markers and plots. It is linked to the Collaboratory’s spatial map of the cemetery, memorial records on Find A Grave, and eastendcemeteryrva.com, a website by Erin Hollaway Palmer, Brian Palmer, and Jolene Smith that places the cemetery in its historical context.


Brian Shelburne

Head, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Jeannine Keefer

Visual Resources Librarian, University of Richmond
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Katherine Howells

Visual Collections Researcher, The National Archives of the UK

Friday March 26, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
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  • Lifecycle Category USE