NEW PROJECT TO DIGITIZE RARE MAGAZINE FOCUS OF TALK AT SAINT ROSE
Two Professors Aim to Fill Gap in Digital Archives of Periodicals
“The Annotated Colored American: A Collaborative Digital Humanities Project,” a new project by two College of Saint Rose professors to fill a gap in digital archives of periodicals and pioneer new methods of digital presentation, will be introduced in a talk by Dr. Eurie Dahn and Dr. Brian Sweeney at The College of Saint Rose.
Dahn and Sweeney will deliver their lecture, “Digital Pedagogy and African American Print Culture,” Monday, October 20, at noon in the Saint Rose Events and Athletics Center (Standish Conference Rooms, second floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y.
The program is free and open to the public.
Glance Through The Pages:
- Full viewv.3-4 1901-1902 (original from Cornell University)
- Full viewv.1-2 (1900-01) (original from University of California)
- Full viewv.3-4 1901-02 (original from University of California)
- Full viewv.5 1902 (original from University of California)
- Full viewv.6 1903 (original from University of California)
- Full viewv.7 1904 (original from University of California)
- Full viewv.8-9 1905 (original from University of California)
- Full viewv.10-11 1906 (original from University of California)
- Full viewv.12-13 1907 (original from University of California)
- Full viewv.14 1908 (original from University of California)
- Full viewv.15-17 (1909) (original from University of California)
ABOUT “THE ANNOTATED COLORED AMERICAN”
Over the past two decades, digital archival projects have made available on the “freeweb” printed materials that previously could be accessed only in the reading rooms of rare book libraries or behind the firewalls of proprietary digital databases. This expansion of access has helped advance periodical studies, an emerging interdisciplinary field that examines the cultural, social, literary and historical significance of periodicals and periodical forms. While digital archives have been successful at making available full runs of mainstream American periodicals, periodicals aimed at non-mainstream readerships have generally been neglected.
One such publication is The Colored American Magazine, published from 1900 until 1909. The magazine is of great cultural, historical and literary significance: its editors and publishers included such prominent African American figures as Booker T. Washington and novelist Pauline Hopkins; it was one of the first periodicals to address itself to an aspirational and genteel African American readership; and its content included short stories, essays, serialized novels and other writing by some of the preeminent African American authors of the day.
Working from original copies of the periodical housed in rare book libraries, Dahn and Sweeney intend to digitize the entire run of The Colored American. In the process, they also intend to pioneer new methods of digital presentation.
Dahn and Sweeney are assistant professors of English at Saint Rose. Dahn’s research and teaching focus on modernism, African American literature and periodical studies. Sweeney specializes in early and 19th-century American literature and print culture.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CITIZENSHIP, RACE AND ETHNICITY STUDIES
The October 20 talk is a presentation of the Saint Rose Center for Citizenship, Race and Ethnicity Studies (CREST). CREST serves as a place for scholarly discourse and research on the vital issues of citizenship, race and ethnicity at The College of Saint Rose and across the region. Through the sponsorship of four Residential Fellows chosen from the Saint Rose faculty, CREST brings together a group of scholars that furthers this burgeoning area of research and teaching and draws upon a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, cultural studies, anthropology, Africana Studies, Latino Studies, Asian Studies, American Studies, women’s studies, critical race studies, urban studies, legal studies and communication studies.