Title

Mining Memory: Using OHMS and Omeka to preserve the stories of the Anthracite Coal Region

Start Date

12-10-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

12-10-2019 10:30 AM

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The Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania has a rare history due to the different nationalities who immigrated to work in the coal mines. Once a booming city, Shamokin, Pennsylvania, as well as the surrounding towns, struggled when the mining and other industries left the area. The people who experienced this change have stories to tell about what it was like growing up in the coal region and the importance of their community and faith. In the spring of 2018, Bucknell University Professor Katherine Faull was approached by Father Martin Kobos of the Franciscan Friars of Mother Cabrini Friary with a project to help preserve the stories of the people from the Mother Cabrini Catholic parish. Students in Professor Faull’s HUMN 330 class traveled to Shamokin to meet with volunteers willing to be interviewed about their lives. Explore how tools like the University of Kentucky’s Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), StoryMapJS, and Omeka were used to preserve and share these important stories.

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Presentation

Session

s1c

Language

eng

Location

Elaine Langone Center, 241

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Oct 12th, 9:00 AM Oct 12th, 10:30 AM

Mining Memory: Using OHMS and Omeka to preserve the stories of the Anthracite Coal Region

Elaine Langone Center, 241

The Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania has a rare history due to the different nationalities who immigrated to work in the coal mines. Once a booming city, Shamokin, Pennsylvania, as well as the surrounding towns, struggled when the mining and other industries left the area. The people who experienced this change have stories to tell about what it was like growing up in the coal region and the importance of their community and faith. In the spring of 2018, Bucknell University Professor Katherine Faull was approached by Father Martin Kobos of the Franciscan Friars of Mother Cabrini Friary with a project to help preserve the stories of the people from the Mother Cabrini Catholic parish. Students in Professor Faull’s HUMN 330 class traveled to Shamokin to meet with volunteers willing to be interviewed about their lives. Explore how tools like the University of Kentucky’s Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), StoryMapJS, and Omeka were used to preserve and share these important stories.