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Digital South Panel Series: Alternatives to the Research Paper
Alternatives to the Research Paper: Reflections on Digital Pedagogy Projects on the American South

Glenn Hinson, Associate Professor of Folklore and Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Banu Gökarıksel, Professor of Geography and Chair of Global Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Lara Lookabaugh, Doctoral Candidate in Geography, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sarah Carrier, NC Research and Instructional Librarian at the University Libraries.

Glenn Hinson will discuss The Descendant’s Project, which seeks to better memorialize individuals who were killed in lynchings through student research and engagement with descendants.

A team led by Banu Gökarıksel will talk about Mapping Karen Parker’s Journal, a StoryMaps project that contextualizes major events found in the journal of Karen Parker, UNC’s first Black woman undergraduate student, in order to highlight her activism for gender and racial equity and civil rights.

The Digital South is a project of the University Libraries that aims to foster collaborative and meaningful engagement between scholars that are using digital methods to study the American South. Each panel will consist of two or more scholars sharing about their projects and answering questions from a moderator and the audience. Panel topics are concerned with histories of oppression and resistance in the South while exploring a wide range of available digital methodologies.

For more information on the Digital South, visit

Nov 16, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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