Kick Off: Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture Project

You are invited to join the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland for the project launch of “Synergies: Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture (#AADHum),” sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This convening of African Americanists and Digital Humanities scholars from around the greater Washington D.C. region is designed to generate lively conversations about opportunities to utilize new methods, archives and tools of the Digital Humanities to ask and answer intriguing questions in African American history and cultural studies, as well as ways to broaden the reach of the Digital Humanities in these areas. During this half-day meeting participants will learn about the range of research materials available to them at Maryland for the study of African American life. They will later break into subgroups and start to identifyto generate questions that touch on the thematic focus of the project, including African American labor, migration and artistic expression. Join featured speaker Mariët Westerman, vice president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and colleagues from across the greater Washington D.C. region to learn how you can play a part in this major new initiative. The event is free and we’re asking that you register online by Friday, May 5. Please join the conversation on social media using #AADHum.


Mariët Westerman
Vice PresidentAndrew W. Mellon Foundation