Hear from 2015 Freedman Fellow Gillian Weiss on her project involving digital scholarship

Gillian WeissKelvin Smith Library will host 2015 Freedman Fellow and Associate Professor of History Gillian Weiss for a talk on her project “The Jewish View on CWRU: Campus Activism, 1967-1973.”

During her talk, held Wednesday, April 6, at noon in the library’s Freedman Center, she will discuss how her project aims to uncover the historical role of Jewish students, faculty and administrators in the physical infrastructure, social movements and intellectual life of CWRU from the founding of its constituent parts to the present.

Weiss plans to produce and disseminate knowledge through an interactive website, publications, exhibitions and talks.

At the event, she will discuss her findings and the process of developing this digital scholarship project, which launched in spring 2014.

The Freedman Fellows Program is an annual award allowed for full-time CWRU faculty whose current scholarly research project involves some body of data that is of scholarly or instructional interest (e.g., data sets, digital texts, digital images, databases), involves the use of digital tools and processes, and has clearly articulated project outcomes.

The Freedman Fellows Program began in 2005 with funding from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kelvin Smith Library and the Freedman Fellows Endowment established by Marian K. and Samuel B. Freedman. The aim of the program is to support the integration of new research methodologies and digital tools in faculty scholarship to enhance understanding, examine questions in new ways, broaden perspectives, and fundamentally redefine how research is conducted and disseminated. The 2016 call is currently in place and will close April 8.

For more information on the program and how to submit a proposal, visit library.case.edu/ksl/freedmancenter/digitalscholarship/fellows/2016/.