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York County Community College (Wells, ME 04090-5341)
Dianne Fallon (Project Director: December 2016 to present)
Go Local: Building Capacity for Public History in York County, Maine

A series of planning and development activities to help York County Community College and local historical societies in southeastern Maine develop their own digital public history projects.

York County Community College respectfully seeks a Digital Humanities Advancement grant to build capacity for public history in York County, Maine by providing support for professional development and training for local organizations to develop public history projects using digital tools. The grant would also support a needs assessment of committed historical organizations, two workshops focused on planning and expanding digital expertise, and the development of an entry-level course at York County Community College aimed at teaching students to use digital tools to present public history projects based on local history. The main goal of the project is to foster networking, information sharing, and collaboration between and among local organizations and with York County Community College, and to plan for future projects that might involve the College and its students.

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Project fields:
Public History

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Digital Humanities

$21,000 (approved)
$21,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2017 – 12/31/2018