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A partnership between YCCC & seven collaborating institutions funded by a Digital Humanities Advancement Planning Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Go Local: Expanding Capacity for Public History in York County

An NEH-funded partnership between YCCC and seven partners

The main goals of this planning grant are to develop curricula, to expand expertise in technologies related to digital humanities, and to build relationships with our seven partner organizations. (Clicking the image will take you to the organization's website).



Activities funded by the NEH grant

Over the course of the 2017 – 2018 academic year, the ""Go Local"  funded two day-long professional development workshops for faculty and staff and professionals and volunteers from Maine's museums, archival institutions, and historical societies, as well as a needs assessment of the seven partner organizations.  The workshops, led by Scholar Consultants Dr. Candace Kanes and Dr. Jessica Parr, were aimed at expanding local expertise in digital technologies useful to the humanities. The grant will also fund development of an entry-level course at YCCC aimed at teaching students to use digital tools to present public history projects based on local history.  The grant also funds the development of a resource website.