The Refugee Project: An Outreach and Digital Humanities Student-Faculty Initiative at Hamilton College

Digital Humanities projects can take on many forms and involve many people with different skill sets and perspectives to contribute. The multilayered quality of these projects is what makes them rich and compelling for a wide range of individuals with multiple interests, hobbies, and areas of expertise.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is sponsoring an event that brings awareness to a digital humanities project that combines collaborative pedagogy and outreach to a refugee community in Utica, New York.

Professor John Bartle, a specialist on Dostoevsky and Book Review Editor for Slavic and East European Journal, will be speaking about the Refugee Project and his involved collaboration between Hamilton College faculty and students, colleagues from Utica College and Mohawk Valley Community College, as well as refugee communities and organizations serving them. The Refugee Project received funding from a Mellon grant through the Digital Humanities Initiative at Hamilton.

The presentation will also include comments on the faculty-student collaboration on interviewing and film-making involved in the project, as well as the screening of two short films, Geneese Lights (about the Bosnian refugee community in Utica) and The Newcomers (featuring Karen refugees from Southeast Asia and other recent arrivals).

When: Monday, February 16th, 4pm

Where: Lincoln Hall, Room 1092
702 South Wright Street, Urbana, Illinois


Event Cosponsored by: Office of Public Engagement, Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (I-CHASS), and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)

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