Building Bridges with Data


Apr 12 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B
Building Bridges with Data

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 interest 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.

Please R.S.V.P. by April 10, 2019.


  • Alberto Manguel, Former Director of the National Library of Argentina
  • Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, Librarian for Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, and Iberian Peninsular Studies, Princeton University
  • Gabrielle Winkler, Special Collections Assistant for the Latin American Ephemera Collection
  • Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Libraries
  • Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian, Rutgers University
  • Luiza Wainer, Metadata Librarian, Spanish/Portuguese Specialty, Princeton University
  • Marcy Schwartz, Professor of Spanish, Rutgers University
  • Rubén Gallo , Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor in Language, Literature, and Civilization of Spain, Princeton University
  • Jessica Mack, Postgraduate Research Associate in History and Digital Humanities, Princeton University
  • Robert Karl, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University
  • Nora Benedict, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Welcome

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM - Panel 1: Accessing Materials and Data

Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, Gabrielle Winkler, and Alberto Manguel

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM - Coffee Break

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM - Panel 2: Creating and Curating Data for Change

Alex Gil, Francesca Giannetti, and Luiza Wainer

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM - Lunch Break

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM - Panel 3: Maintaining Materials for the Future

Rubén Gallo, Marcy Schwartz, Robert Karl, Jessica Mack, and Nora Benedict

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM - Coffee Break

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM - Closing Remarks & General Discussion