Writing Race and Education History on the Web: Three Digital Book Projects

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Date/Time: Friday, November 04, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Rockefeller Library - Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab

This panel contrasts how three historians of race and education are authoring digital book on the web, which raises provocative questions about the future of scholarly communication. Ansley Erickson 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. Historian Matthew Delmont created open-access companion websites to accompany both of his recent books published by the University of California Press: The Nicest Kids in Town (http://NicestKids.com/) and Why Busing Failed (http://WhyBusingFailed.com). 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 (http://OnTheLine.trincoll.edu).