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History Café: Digital WNC History (online)

May 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

In the Spring of 2021, teams of students in Dr. Ellen Holmes Pearson’s UNC Asheville “Out of the Archives: Adventures in Digital History” class worked together to create digital history projects that made slices of Western North Carolina history available online. This semester, the students’ research focused on topics that will help us to make primary sources about Western North Carolina’s underrepresented peoples more accessible to the public and to offer more complete stories about the area’s African Americans and First Peoples. At this History Cafe, a few of these students will present their websites and discuss the stories behind their topics.

Attendees will receive a zoom link to the talk.




About the Presenter: Dr. Pearson is professor of History at UNC Asheville. She is also a scholar/teacher of the Digital Liberal Arts. She is co-Principal Investigator on “Digital Liberal Arts at a Distance,” a Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) initiative supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. Recent publications on the digital humanities include “Neither Here nor There: Testing the Boundaries of Place and Pedagogy,” in Roads Taken: The Professorial Life, Scholarship in Place, and the Public Good (Truman State University Press, 2014). She has also co-authored “Digital Liberal Arts at a Distance: A Consortium-Wide Approach,” in Change Magazine (summer 2016) and a forthcoming book chapter on undergraduate research in the digital humanities as a high-impact teaching practice.


May 24
10:30 am - 11:45 am


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center