Events

Website as Archive for the Public Humanities

Public Humanities, Humanities in Practice Workshops

November 16, 2022 Wednesday, 2:00pm–4:00pm EST The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
Organizer
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
Notes
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.

This workshop explores our current undertaking: creating an accessible, enduring website that collates, showcases, and sustains the highs and lows of the last three years.

More often than not, sharing public humanities projects with larger audiences depends on the distribution and preservation of information online. And yet, when we are looking to memorialize these projects for future cohorts and community members, how should we imagine the design and role of the website itself? In the Zip Code Memory Project’s final active year, our objectives are not only to continue the larger, outstanding effort of remembering COVID-19, but to memorialize ZCMP itself.


Workshop Leader

Meg Jianing Zhang (PhD Candidate, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures)
Project:
Zip Code Memory Project

The Zip Code Memory Project (ZCMP) seeks to find community-based ways to memorialize the devastating losses resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic while also acknowledging its radically differential effects on Upper New York City neighborhoods. Through a series of art-based workshops, public events, social media platforms, and a performance/exhibition at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, community members re-imagine zip codes not as zones of separation, but as interrelated spaces for connectivity and mutual care.

This workshop is presented as part of the Public Humanities Skills Workshops, a series of sessions that connect graduate fellows and the public with skills, methods, and strategies to engage in the interdisciplinary field of the Public Humanities. These workshops are hosted by the Public Humanities Initiative and open to all. Advanced registration is required.

Please email [email protected] to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.