• Biography/Digital Curation Assignment

    Author(s):
    María Cotera
    Editor(s):
    Anne Cong-Huyen
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Identity (Psychology)
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Gender, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Practice, Open, Archive, Digital pedagogy, Identity
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/qfe4-t391
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: A major hurdle for digital humanities projects, especially those documenting marginal communities and using feminist and community-centered practices, is sustainability. María Cotera, the director of the Chicana Por Mi Raza digital archive of Chicana feminism, tackles this problem by incorporating the archive into her class in the form of a Biography and Digital Curation Assignment. In the “Biocuration” assignment, Cotera asks students to engage directly with the archive and create new content based on its collections. As part of the project, students conduct research in the closed archive and then create biographical and historical content for a Web site that publically represents the archive. According to Cotera, the public site therefore acts as a “staging zone for knowledge produced using materials from the archive.” Students therefore become important contributors to a public digital history project and produce public scholarship accessible to larger communities and publics.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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