IDRH at the University of Kansas is hosting 24 scholars and community partners to participate in a program designed to strengthen collaborative projects in the public and digital humanities

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the statement, the Public Digital Humanities Institute is aimed at fostering successful projects that use digital technologies to bridge the divide between the academy and the community.

The intensive institute, which takes place June 6-11 at the Hall Center for the Humanities, will provide foundational knowledge, skills and resources to advance 12 public humanities projects, increasing their longevity, visibility and impact.

Officials also said that the projects include a Minnesota-based Black Church Archives Project and an Indigenous Media Portal headquartered at the University of Oklahoma.

The institute will be followed by a year of online training, support and discussion, with a final symposium and showcase in June 2023.

The 24 participants are attending in teams of two, with one academic and one community partner representing each project.

The cohort will see many examples of public digital humanities projects and receive training in digital humanities framed with a community-engagement perspective.