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Fostering Community and Collaboration in the Digital Humanities within and beyond CUNY
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST| Free
The CUNY Academic Commons is a WordPress/Buddy platform that connects students, faculty and staff across CUNY’s 25 campuses, acting as a hub for various DH activities across the university. The Commons facilitates the teaching of DH courses, sharing and hosting events, creating spaces for working groups to collaborate, and developing websites and digital projects. The flexibility of the Common’s WordPress/BuddyPress framework offers opportunities to work privately with a specific group or to host public-facing projects and events that invite participation from wider audiences.
The session will demonstrate how the CUNY Academic Commons framework offers a space to build community and foster collaboration for working in the digital humanities within and beyond CUNY. We will share examples of DH courses, working groups, projects, and events hosted on the platform. Drawing on our experiences supporting the CUNY Academic Commons, we will offer strategies for using WordPress/Buddypress platforms, such as the Humanities Commons, to facilitate collaboration and develop accessible, public resources beyond a university setting.