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Youtube: Ariel Beaujot on DH and Social Justice Work

Ariel Beaujot
"The Fight to Take Down 'The Big Indian":


Digital Humanities and its use in social justice work."  This was the DH@Guelph Winter 2020 DigiCafé contribution to our virtual lecture series with CRIHN at the Université de Montréal and The Humanities Data Lab at the University of Ottawa.A Visiting Associate Professor at Western University and Associate Professor of Public History at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Ariel Beaujot discussed how her classroom-based DH work in Wisconsin contributed to a campaign to take down a racially insensitive statue, addressing how public history and digital humanities helped to change municipal policy. Ariel is the Executive Director of Hear, Here, designed to enhance narratives in public history. 
www.hearherelacross.org //  www.hearherelondon.org.

In Memory of Alan McKenzie (1936-2020)

Many wonderful things have been written about Alan McKenzie’s life and legacy, and there is no doubt he leaves behind a hole in the hearts of all those who knew him, especially his loving family and friends. Alan will also be remembered here at Guelph with no small degree of fondness. As a founding member and former President of the Scottish Studies Foundation, he has been instrumental in the development and success of Guelph’s Centre for Scottish Studies. He played a key role in organizing the endowment for the university’s Chair of Scottish Studies, without which there would be no Centre and likely no Scottish Studies at the University. As a result of Alan’s dedication and unceasing support, our Centre has been firmly established as the foremost research centre of its kind in North America. Our activities are the legacy of Alan and his fellow SSF members, who believe in our purpose and mandate to research, write, and instill others with our love of Scottish Studies. [continue reading full memorial]