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The second annual Conference for High Impact Research will be held on May 14, 2018, specifically to help faculty prepare for the summer research break and will offer distinct sessions and a plenary luncheon. Share knowledge with external experts, information professionals from AU Library, and colleagues at this day-long event. Connect with your Library subject specialist and enjoy learning about furthering your impact with your peers. Sign up to attend the conference and create your custom schedule HERE!

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Monday, May 14 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
The Power of Online Exhibits in High Impact Research: Omeka and Preserve the Baltimore Uprising 2015 LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Preserve the Baltimore Uprising is a digital repository that seeks to preserve and make accessible original content that was captured and created by individual community members, grassroots organizations, and witnesses to the protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, 2015. This digital archive, built on the Omeka platform, represents a powerful collaboration between university scholars, the Maryland Historical Society, and the public. This session will explore the capabilities of Omeka and the experience of researchers in creating this innovative and consequential project.

Moderators
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Gwendolyn Reece

American University
Chair WRLC Steering Committee 2012-2017, Chair WRLC Shared Collections Vision Task Force

Speakers
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Megan Brett

Digital History Associate at the Roy Rosenszweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Megan R. Brett is a doctoral candidate in the department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Her scholarship examines family strategies and the formation of national identity of Americans abroad in the post-revolutionary period. Ms. Brett is the Digital History... Read More →
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Denise Meringolo

Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Denise Meringolo is a scholar-practitioner in the field of public history. She teaches courses in community-based public history practice, material culture, and visual culture. Her book Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History (University of Massachusetts, 2012) won the 2013 National Council on Public History prize for the best book in the field. She is currently working on several projects. She is leading a collaborative study, Radical Roots: Civic Engagement, Public History, and a Tradition of Social Justice Activism, designed to broaden the accepted genealogy of public history. The project aims to identify new historical precedents for core values and practices that define the field, particularly those associated with civic engagement. The project is also designed to advance new critical perspectives on the ways in which those values and practices have been put to the task of advancing social justice, in the past and today. In addition, Dr. Meringolo established a digital collection project... Read More →
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Joe Tropea

Curator of Films and Photographs and Digital Projects Coordinator, Maryland Historical Society
Joe Tropea earned a Master’s in Historical Studies with a concentration in Public History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is currently the Curator of Films & Photographs at the Maryland Historical Society, where he creates exhibits, writes and edits the bl... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Graduate Research Center Classroom, B-60, Lower Level

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