History Moves: Mobilizing Public Histories in Post-Digital Space

Scholarly and Research Communication

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Title History Moves: Mobilizing Public Histories in Post-Digital Space
Creator Wizinsky, Matthew
Brier, Jennifer
Subject History; Design
Public history; Participatory design; Digital humanities; Exhibitions
Public History
Description Similar to most cultural forms today, history is collected, edited, manipulated, stored, displayed, distributed, and otherwise produced through a complex network of post-digital techniques and media. It is often produced only by historians. History Moves is a public history project that aims to produce cogent and collective historical experiences within the cultural frame of mutable and highly distributed media forms. It does this by bringing history, design, and historical subjects into conversation to shape public space. The project uses a participatory process that mobilizes people to interpret history by mobilizing digital and analogue media. History Moves transforms historical subjects into history-makers while simultaneously and repeatedly transfiguring media into forms that are engaging and accessible to widely distributed audiences. This article recounts a case study where History Moves worked with a group of women living with HIV/AIDS to present a history of the epidemic and a women’s history of Chicago. We suggest that the example provides a model for how to build participatory digital history projects and collaborative history displays.
Publisher Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing Press
Contributor Nathan Cummings Foundation
Jane M. Saks
Women's Interagency HIV Study, Chicago
Date 2016-11-08
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Oral History/Interview; Participatory Design
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/248
Source Scholarly and Research Communication; Vol 7, No 2/3 (2016): Double Issue
Language eng
Relation http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/248/477
Coverage Chicago

Women over 18, Chicago, Participating in Women's Interagency HIV Study
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Scholarly and Research Communication

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