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Professor Ansley Erickson and graduate assistant Esther Cyna participated in two panels to present the Educating Harlem project in November 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island for the History of Education Society and the Brown Univeristy Library.
Writing Race and Education History on the Web:
Three Digital Book Projects
Panel for History of Education Society
November 4, 2016
This panel contrasts how historians of race and education are authoring three digital books on the web, which raises provocative questions about the future of scholarly communication. Historian Matthew Delmont created open-access companion websites to accompany both of his recent books published by the University of California Press: The Nicest Kids in Town (http://NicestKids.com/) and Why Busing Failed (http://WhyBusingFailed.com). Jack Dougherty and his contributors are creating On The Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs, a digital-first, open-access book with interactive maps and oral history videos, under contract with Amherst College Press (http://OnTheLine.trincoll.edu). Ansley Erickson and her colleagues are producing Educating Harlem, a digital history project in two interconnected parts that mix elements of traditional publishing with web-based open-access scholarship.