Rachel Deblinger: "Making Memories/Motifs: Holocaust Memory & the Unexpected Inspiration of Digital Humanities"

Presented by the Directions in Digital Humanities Research Cluster and cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies


Rachel Deblinger 10.22.14

Wednesday, October 22, 201 | 5-7 PM | Free & Open to the Public
McHenry Library, Room 4286, UC Santa Cruz
Questions? ihr@ucsc.edu or 831.459.5655

Rachel DeblingerPlease join the Digital Humanities Research Cluster and the University Library for a series of interactive lectures focused on “Digital Humanities & Cultural Heritage.” This inaugural speaker series will highlight digital projects from across the humanities and enable lively discussion about the role of the digital in preserving, building, and making accessible cultural materials from around the world.

Dr. Rachel Deblinger is the Digital Humanities Specialist at UCSC, working with the University Library and Humanities Division to foster digital scholarship across campus as a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow. Rachel received her Ph.D. in history from UCLA, where she developed Memories/Motifs, an online exhibit that showcases the diversity of Holocaust survivor narratives in the immediate postwar period. The exhibit features three Holocaust survivors and traces the transformation of their stories through print, audio, and visual media. For this talk, Memories/Motifs serves as a case study for exploring the possibilities of knowledge making through online tools and the ethical concerns around making personal artifacts and memories publicly accessible.

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