Upcoming Events

Digital Archives and the Future of Research

Wednesday, February 15 from 3:30 to 5:00 in LAB 203

The A&L Digital Archives Research Group invites you to a roundtable discussion on digital archives and the future of research at Southern Miss.  Faculty from the College of A&L will speak about the increasing role of digital humanities in their research, exploring how archives and digital collections challenge scholars to develop new methods, ask new questions, and experiment with new technologies.

Celebrating the Archives: Presentations and Reception

Friday, March 31 from 2:00 to 4:00 in Cook Library Art Gallery

The A&L Digital Archives Research Group invites you to our final reception in which students, faculty, and community members share their archival work in short presentations as we celebrate the Save our Stories projects selected as most impressive by the A&L Digital Archives Research Group.


Past Events

Archives and Digital Humanities 101

Wednesday, September 14 from 3:30 to 5:00 in LAB 203 

This was the first in a yearlong series of events designed to introduce educators, students, and community members to the creative and collaborative possibilities of working with archives and special collections at Southern Miss.  In this kick-off event, USM faculty and staff spoke about the current state of the digital humanities from a variety of different angles, sharing their experience and expertise on topics such as organizing digital collections, developing digital projects, curating special collections, and incorporating archives and digital assignments in the classroom.

Special Collections Open House

Wednesday October 12 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. McCain Library & Archives, Room 305

In celebration of National Archives Month, the A&L Digital Archives Research Group, in collaboration with USM Special Collections, hosted a Special Collections Open House. The Open House featured a range of different artifacts from Special Collections and provided a wonderful opportunity for faculty and students to learn more about the collections available for further research, study, and use in the classroom.

Teaching with Archives: A Pedagogy Workshop

Friday, November 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 in LAB 203

This pedagogy workshop focused on how to create, design, develop, and organize archival and digital-based projects in the classroom.  Faculty and staff from a range of different disciplines shared assignments, projects, goals, and practical advice on how to facilitate and organize digital projects, engage students in archival research, and work with the library and Special Collections to create innovative assignments. Workshop participants walked away with a handful of sample assignments, projects, and other ideas to expand their pedagogical toolkit.

Curious George Goes to the Archive

Wednesday, April 20,  from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building

At this event, Dr. Craig Carey in the Department of English introduced his research on the production of “Curious George” and his efforts to involve students in the making of a digital project related to its publishing history. Dr. Carey’s students also presented and showcased materials from the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, sharing their archival discoveries from the papers of H. A. and Margret Rey, creators of Curious George. The event also featured a short talk on the history of Curious George by Shane Hand, a Ph.D. candidate in History, as well as an open discussion on the possibilities and challenges of involving students in digital and archival projects.