Building Bridges with Data


Apr 12 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B

How do we ethically engage with physical (print) archives in the twenty first century? How do we access, create, and maintain archives for global change? In short, how do we build transcontinental bridges across cultures and institutions through a shared interested in archival data? “Building Bridges with Data” addresses these issues with a series of roundtable discussions around how archives — and archival data — allow for the creation of powerful cross-continental conversations. This symposium will invite conversations from renowned global scholars about sustainable methodologies and strategies for engaging with archives and material.

The event will consist of three panels on “accessing data,” “creating/rescuing data,” and “sustaining/maintaining data.”  Following the presentations,  participants will be invited to view a small selection of items from Princeton’s Ephemera collection (RBSC), curated by students enrolled in a course on “Introduction to Digital Humanities: Global Encounters and Perspectives.”


    1. Alberto Manguel, Director of the National Library of Argentina
    2. Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Libraries
    3. Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian, Rutgers University
    4. Luiza Wainer, Metadata Librarian, Spanish/Portuguese Specialty, Princeton University
    5. Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, Librarian for Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, and Iberian Peninsular Studies, Princeton University
    6. Marcy Schwartz, Professor of Spanish, Rutgers University
    7. Rubén Gallo, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor in Language, Literature, and Civilization of Spain, Princeton University
    8. Jessica Mack, Graduate Student  in Department of  History, Princeton University
    9. Pablo Domínguez, Graduate Student in Spanish & Portuguese, Princeton University