About jaygrabiec

I'm a photojournalist located in Mattoon, Illinois. I drink way too much coffee and have a passion for photography (which is fueled some times by the caffeine).

Digital Humanities Teaching Talk: The Printed Wor(l)d before 1700

In this DH teaching talk, EIU historian, Newton Key, demonstrates how to navigate the challenging typeface and orthography of Early English Books Online (EEBO), a vast repository of books in English, 1473-1700, to search for words and images of the non-English speaking World. Maps, engravings, portraits, and even ephemera can be used relatively quickly to foster expertise in the Manchus, Mughals, Safavids, Ottomans, and beyond. EEBO (and other databases) can be integrated with other computer apps (Zotero, Wordle, Google Ngrams) even at the introductory level by students and professors across disciplines.  Talk is Wednesday, 2 March, noon, 1166 Coleman Hall (HA seminar room, SW corner Coleman).

Freedom/Unfreedom in the Black Atlantic

Free/Unfreedom in the Black Atlantic,” Center for Translational Humanities Speaker Series, Charles Foy, February 7, 5 pm, Lecture Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center. Dr. Foy will address the shape of freedom in the eighteenth century Atlantic through an analysis of how European powers treated black mariners, free and enslaved. These seamen moved about the Atlantic and in crossing national, cultural, ethnic and legal boundaries provide, perhaps like no other group of individuals, a window into attitudes concerning race and freedom in the Atlantic.

Raising Citizens

Lynne Curry’s chapter entitled “‘Special Relationships’: Children, Social Workers, and the State, 1950-1990,” has been published in the volume, Raising Citizens in the Century of the Child, edited by Dirk Schumann and published by Berghahn Books.

Humanities Forum

The history department and the Center for Translational Humanities co-sponsored the historic preservation panel “Natural Disaster and Senseless Sprawl: On the Front Lines of Preserving Culture and Community” on Oct. 12. Three guests from the National Trust for Historic Preservation discussed their experiences with salvaging, restoring, or protecting historic and cultural resources in the face of various sorts of natural and man-made destructive forces.