Exploring the Caribbean in DH: Delving into Newspaper Data
Foundations: Delving into Newspaper Data
June 4, 11am-12:30pm EDT
Facilitated by Dr. Schuyler Esprit
This workshop uses the DLOC Newspaper collection to explore the critical role of primary source data in archival research. The session will help participants think through the following questions:
- What unique approaches and insights does newspaper data offer about the Caribbean?
- What broader research questions about the Caribbean’s sociopolitical and cultural complexity emerge from analysis of the countries and histories represented in the DLOC collection?
- What are the strengths and challenges of the user interface of the DLOC newspaper collections?
- Who/what is the story in the archive? Who owns the narratives and/or the histories? How do we account for the presence or absence of these distinctions in reporting, editorials and reader contributions represented?
The workshop will employ theories of close and distant reading (broadly defined) to help participants explore select titles in the DLOC newspaper collection and will also analyze digital projects using DLOC newspaper resources as primary data to evaluate the collection’s strengths, gaps and possibilities for telling Caribbean stories.
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