Freedman fellow John Grabowski to discuss advancement of online Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

On Friday, Oct. 19, Freedman Fellow John Grabowski will lead a discussion titled “The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History – Rebuilding a Digital Humanities Platform for a New Century” on the motivation to move the online Encyclopedia of Cleveland History to a new level of utility and technical variability.

The online edition has expanded and evolved over the past 14 years, currently containing more than 4,400 articles. Hear about Grabowski’s venture to determine the best means to add to it new, media-rich material; how to open that material to a system of “tagging”; and how to adapt the infrastructure to be sustained and expanded in the 21st century.

Additionally, Grabowski and co-presenters Kirsten Nagel (marketing, communications and training manager, Information Technology Services) and Katie O’Keefe (web developer, University Marketing and Communications) will discuss the university’s progress toward creating a centralized web creation and hosting environment, and how projects such as this can be incorporated into this new vision for faculty support.

This event will take place on Oct. 19 in Clark Hall 206 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. It is free to attend, and pizza and beverages will be provided.

To learn more about the Freedman Fellows Program and its recipients, click here.