03_Empowering Citizen Scholars: Lessons Learned from the History Harvest

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2019-01-14 (Creation date: 2018-07-23)
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Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities; Rebecca Wingo
The History Harvest is a community-centered, student-driven archival project that empowers community voices through material-based oral histories. Over the course of a semester, History Harvest students partner with a community to run an event in which community members bring artifacts of significance. Students record community members as they tell stories about their objects and digitize the artifacts for a shared online archive. The community members then take their items back home; there is no acquisition. This one-day event is a bit like Antiques Roadshow, except everything is valuable. More than a singular event, however, the History Harvest can be a litmus test for the success of a community partnership. 
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