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  • Tomorrow 5/31: Archiving Catastrophe: Digital Humanities & Times of Disaster
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    Charlie Edwards

    Hi everyone,

    Hope you’ve survived the semester! Just wanted to let you know about this event, it should be fascinating, and it would be great to see you there. Please do pass the info along to anyone who you think would be interested.

    The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative invites you join us on Thursday, May 31, 2012:

    Archiving Catastrophe: Digital Humanities & Times of Disaster
    with Paul Millar (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), Tom Scheinfeldt (George Mason University), and Steve Brier (CUNY Graduate Center)

    Three leading Digital Humanists will take part in a panel discussion that addresses DH-related efforts to archive and preserve materials after catastrophic events. They will discuss the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, and the September 11 Digital Archive.

    These projects seek not only to preserve the digital record of the events, but to foster positive legacies by allowing the people affected to tell their stories in their own words, which as part of the historical record will remain accessible to a wide audience for generations to come.

    About the panelists:
    • Paul Millar is Head of the Department of English, Cinema, and Digital Humanities at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
    • Tom Scheinfeldt is Managing Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University.
    • Steve Brier is Senior Academic Technology Officer, Coordinator of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, Co-Director of the New Media Lab, and faculty member in the PhD Program in Urban Education at CUNY Graduate Center.

    Time & place:
    Thursday May 31, 2012, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    CUNY Graduate Center
    Room 6496

    To RSVP and share this event with your friends and colleagues go to:

    For more on this event and the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative go to

    Thank you,
    The CUNY DHI team

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