Title

Re-Envisioning Japan: Recuperating Ephemeral Histories through Collaborative Digital Curation, DH Pedagogy, and Web-Based Publication

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge

Session

#s3a: Learning through Building: Engaging Students with Digital Collections, moderator Matt Gardzina

Start Date

29-10-2016 3:30 PM

End Date

29-10-2016 5:00 PM

Description

Re-Envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in Visual and Material Culture (REJ) is a faculty-library collaboration that models scholarship realized and communicated through creative curation and a multimedia digital archive. This digital archive represents an original collection of tourism, travel and educational ephemera documenting changing representations of Japan and its place in the world in the early to mid 20th century. Grounded in a uniquely syncretic relationship between material and digital worlds, REJ is also a powerful pedagogical tool. We are now finalizing a new Omeka-based site in order to maximize REJ’s scholarly impact with enriched metadata, innovative pathways for interpreting objects, and an open-access, web-based publishing platform promoting multimodal digital scholarship. Our experience designing the digital archive, its use as a teaching tool, and our plans for REJ’s sustainable future provide a useful case study for colleagues working on similar projects in the context of a library digital humanities center.

Comments

Original project Re-Envisioning Japan, new site launched February 2017

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eng

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Oct 29th, 3:30 PM Oct 29th, 5:00 PM

Re-Envisioning Japan: Recuperating Ephemeral Histories through Collaborative Digital Curation, DH Pedagogy, and Web-Based Publication

Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge

Re-Envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in Visual and Material Culture (REJ) is a faculty-library collaboration that models scholarship realized and communicated through creative curation and a multimedia digital archive. This digital archive represents an original collection of tourism, travel and educational ephemera documenting changing representations of Japan and its place in the world in the early to mid 20th century. Grounded in a uniquely syncretic relationship between material and digital worlds, REJ is also a powerful pedagogical tool. We are now finalizing a new Omeka-based site in order to maximize REJ’s scholarly impact with enriched metadata, innovative pathways for interpreting objects, and an open-access, web-based publishing platform promoting multimodal digital scholarship. Our experience designing the digital archive, its use as a teaching tool, and our plans for REJ’s sustainable future provide a useful case study for colleagues working on similar projects in the context of a library digital humanities center.