ASERL: Exploring Black Digital History
"Digital humanities, defined as the application and intersection of digital technologies with the disciplines of the humanities, offers new methods of access for intellectual inquiry. Olivia Peacock will share about her efforts to create Digital Black History, a free searchable listing of digital Black History projects that have been created by individuals and institutions. This website not only curates those projects, but also lets users use keywords to search for the appropriate resources to supplement their research. Dr. Jan Davidson (Cape Fear Museum, NC) will describe a new online map and timeline which pieces together a timeline of the events that led up to the 1898 Wilmington Massacre. Olivia Dorsey Peacock is a creative technology professional whose work focuses on African American genealogy and history. She holds BS and MS degrees in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a minor in African American Studies. In 2019, she launched “Digital Black History,” a searchable directory of Black History projects. Learn more about Olivia’s work at OliviaPeacock.com. Dr. Jan Davidson earned her PhD from the University of Delaware in 2000. Davidson worked at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (2000-2005) as the historian for the exhibit America on the Move. She has served as the Cape Fear Museum’s historian since 2005 and is particularly interested in African American history."