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HD-51904-14

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD 21218-2625)
Franklin Knight (Project Director: 09/17/2013 to 07/22/2014)
Kim Gallon (Co Project Director: 09/17/2013 to present)
Hollis Robbins (Project Director: 07/23/2014 to present)

The Black Press Research Collective Newspaper Project: Visualizing the History of the Black Press in the United States

A two-day workshop to discuss the development of mapping and geocoding tools & data visualization authoring programs to assist scholars working with the Black Press.

In a little over a decade, historical and contemporary black newspapers have been digitized at a rapid rate. Yet a critical body of scholarship of these newspapers' impact continues to lag behind the technological developments, which have made these newspapers available to scholars and students. This dearth, in part, results from insufficient digital tools, which might assist researchers in understanding the geographic scope and social magnitude of the Black Press. The Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Black Press Research Collective (BPRC) propose to develop a two-day workshop to discuss the development of mapping and geocoding tools and data visualization authoring programs to assist scholars in producing traditional and digital humanities scholarship on the Black Press. The workshop will bring together key Black Press scholars, librarians, archivists and data visualization experts to develop plans to create data visualizations from select data on the Black Press. The workshop will result in a white paper on the state of scholarship on the Black Press and proposals to develop a set of visualizations of its history.

[White paper]

Project fields:
African American History; African American Studies; Journalism

Program:
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$29,117 (approved)
$24,459 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2014 – 5/31/2015