Today: Dr. Julian Chambliss, “A Hybrid Graphic Space: Thematic Explorations of Digital History Practice” LibraryPress@UF presenter, Feb. 23, 2-3:30pm, Smathers Library, room 100

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Julian Chambliss, the first invited speaker for the new LibraryPress@UF which is bringing in experts on the changing nature of academic publishing. The presentation is today, Feb. 23, from 2-3:30pm, in the Smathers Library, Room 100.

Dr. Julian Chambliss Presentation:

Dr. Julian ChamblissA Hybrid Graphic Space: Thematic Explorations of Digital History Practice
This talk will explore the intersection of digital practice and history in order to discuss how collecting, preserving, and presenting history within the broad landscape of digital humanities can be used to enhance teaching, service, and scholarship. Deeply informed by the ideas of critical making and generative scholarship, the talk will explore the differing mode of engagement linked to the integration of digital tools and techniques in and out of the classroom. From interdisciplinary projects that blend curatorial and research practice to immersive evolving classroom based projects, the opportunity for the modern humanities scholar to teach, learning, and engage across platforms offers unique opportunities and challenges.
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About Julian Chambliss
Dr. Chambliss is Professor of History at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and scholar of the real and imagined city.  He teaches courses in urban history, African-American history, and comic book history in the United States. As a teacher-scholar concerned with community and identity, he has designed numerous public digital history projects that trace community development, document diverse experience, and explore the cultural complexity in Central Florida. He is member of the executive committee of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium. He is co-recipient of an Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) & Research 1 University Mellon Foundation Collaborative Project grant to explore the creation of digital collaborative ventures to enhance undergraduate engagement with diaspora topics and texts, co-recipient of an ACS Mellon Foundation Faculty Renewal Grant for Project Mosaic: Zora Neale Hurston: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of African-American Culture, a digital project exploring African-American experience. He has been recognized for his community engagement work with a Cornell Distinguished Service Award (2014-2015) and Florida Campus Compact Service Learning Faculty Award (2011).  Dr. Chambliss serves as coordinator of the Africa and African-American Studies Program at Rollins, and Coordinator of the Media, Arts, and Culture Special Interest Section for the Florida Conference of Historians. Website: