College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Introduction

The first BBIP Scholar Program Webinar, hosted in the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center at KU (EGARC). From the left: Brian Rosenblum (Director, IDRH), Erin Wolfe (Metadata librarian, IDRH), Hamza Rehman (GRA, BBIP), Arnab Chakraborty (Project Manager, BBIP), Dr. Maryemma Graham (Director, HBW) and Dhanashree Thorat (Postdoctoral Researcher, IDRH).

The BBIP Scholar Program is an opportunity for us to expand our reach and make our corpus accessible to fellow scholars both inside and outside the digital humanities (DH). We do this with the help of webinars, which are hosted at KU and remotely attended by the scholars. The webinars are roughly an hour and a half each, and are meant to introduce scholars to the fundamentals of DH and its various intersections with African American Literature.

We have fourteen scholars from across the country who have successfully applied to the program, and who are presently involved in a variety of projects associated with African American literature, focusing on geographical, biographical, bibliographic and linguistic elements and utilizing our digital archive and metadata. The scholars are encouraged to work closely with the BBIP team, including our DH consultants, in making use of our collection and furthering their own unique visions, as both individuals and teams.


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