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25 Apr 2012

5/1 MITH Digital Dialogue: Carla Peterson and Seth Denbo, “From Print to Digital: The Black Gotham Digital Archive”

By | Wed, Apr 25, 2012|Digital Dialogues, Events|

Tuesday, May 1, 12:30-1:45pm 6137 McKeldin Library, Special Events Cosponsored by the Departments of African-American Studies, American Studies, and English "From Print to Digital: The Black Gotham Digital Archive" by CARLA PETERSON Co-presenter: SETH DENBO I’ve spent my MITH fellowship year working on “The Black Gotham Digital Archive.” My goal is to link an interactive [...]

23 Apr 2012

Taking Stock

By | Mon, Apr 23, 2012|Faculty Fellows|

This will be one of my last blog entries prior to the launch of the Black Gotham Digital Archive so it seems like an appropriate moment for me to step back and take stock of all things Black Gotham. Looking back. By my count, since the publication of Black Gotham in February 2011 I’ve given [...]

16 Apr 2012

Carla Peterson Wins 2011 NYC Book Award for Black Gotham

By | Mon, Apr 16, 2012|Faculty Fellows, News|

We are thrilled to announce that Carla Peterson, professor of English at the University of Maryland and MITH Faculty Fellow has won a 2011 New York City Book Award from the New York Society Library for her recent book Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, [...]

6 Apr 2012

Carla Peterson Interviewed by Brian Lehrer

By | Fri, Apr 6, 2012|Faculty Fellows, News|

On Monday, April 9th CUNY TV show host Brian Lehrer will interview Carla Peterson on her book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, 2011) and the Black Gotham Digital Archive. Black Gotham is a riveting account of Peterson’s quest to reconstruct the lives of her [...]

14 Mar 2012

The Black Gotham Digital Archive: The Draft Riots of July 1863

By | Wed, Mar 14, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Research|

I found this note in the Harry A. Williamson Papers at the Schomburg Center while doing research for Black Gotham.  It’s a central document in my “cluster” on the New York City draft riots and uncovers a fascinating story.  The first part of the story relates to Williamson’s identity.  He turns out to be the [...]

5 Mar 2012

MITH Faculty Fellow to Speak at UM Libraries’ Campus Author Series

By | Mon, Mar 5, 2012|Community, Faculty Fellows, News|

Wednesday, March 7th at 4:30pm Carla Peterson, Ph.D, professor of English, MITH Faculty Fellow, and director of the Black Gotham Archive, will be giving a talk as part of the University of Maryland Libraries' Speaking of Books... Conversations with Campus Authors series. Carla will be speaking on her recently published book, Black Gotham: A Family [...]

22 Feb 2012

MITH Faculty Fellow Carla Peterson in the News

By | Wed, Feb 22, 2012|Community, Faculty Fellows, News|

In celebration of Black History Month, this week the University of Maryland is profiling Carla Peterson, professor of English and MITH Faculty Fellow, on her research project, Black Gotham Archive. In "Online Archive to Share Stories of 19th Century Free Blacks," Karen Shih, University Editor, interviews Peterson on her family history, 19th century black New [...]

20 Feb 2012

Part 2: MITH Faculty Fellow Answers Readers’ Questions on Times’ “Taking Questions”

By | Mon, Feb 20, 2012|Faculty Fellows, News|

Last week, Carla Peterson, professor of English and a MITH Faculty Fellow, was featured by The New York Times City Room "Taking Questions" series on her book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, 2011). Over the course of the week, readers submitted their questions to [...]

15 Feb 2012

MITH Faculty Fellow Answers Readers’ Questions on Times’ “Taking Questions”

By | Wed, Feb 15, 2012|Community, Faculty Fellows, News|

Carla Peterson, professor of English and a MITH Faculty Fellow, is being featured this week by The New York Times City Room "Taking Questions" series on her recent book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, 2011). Black Gotham is a riveting account of Peterson's quest [...]

30 Jan 2012

Storytelling

By | Mon, Jan 30, 2012|Faculty Fellows, Research|

I ended my last blog entry with the suggestion that one possible virtue of virtuality might be that a digital archive inverts the book's relationship between word and image (in the case of Black Gotham, portraits of people as well as depictions of places—maps, streets, buildings, etc.).  "In my book," I wrote, "word was the [...]