Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Apr 14, 2014
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Jamie Monson, History, Christopher Schommer, ITS,  Yuzhu Xiang, Yezi Yang, Mengdie Wang and Jingjing Yang, Macalester Students, will present  “Mao's Model Railways." Our digital humanities project focuses on two railways developed by Chairman Mao during the Cold War, one in Africa and one in China. Using oral history narratives alongside visual objects and literary works, our online book and archive tells the stories of these two trains -- including the unexpected connections between them. Our team has been doing historical fieldwork during the last two years, most recently in Sichuan, China with the support of a Digital Humanities Research Grant.  All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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