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Literary hero fought to build library and preserve Black history Literary hero fought to build library and preserve Black history https://mms.tveyes.com/MediaView/?c3RhdGlvbj0zODY1JlN0YXJ0RGF0ZVRpbWU9MDIlMmYyNiUyZjIwMjQrMTIlM2EyMCUzYTA5JkVuZERhdGVUaW1lPTAyJTJmMjYlMmYyMDI0KzEyJTNhMjAlM2EzNCYmJmR1cmF0aW9uPTI5ODY1OSZtb2RlZGl0b3JvcmRlcnBsYWNlZGNhbGxiYWNrPWh0dHBzJTNhJTJmJTJmdHZleWVzLWFwa2024-02-27T05:00:00ZWVVA (NBC)West Virginia-based TV station interviews Laura Helton, assistant professor of history, who dedicated a whole chapter of her book to Virginia Lee. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2265
UD professor helps organize transcribe a thon UD professor helps organize transcribe a thon https://mms.tveyes.com/MediaView/?c3RhdGlvbj02NDQwJlN0YXJ0RGF0ZVRpbWU9MDElMmYyNiUyZjIwMjQrMDclM2EwNiUzYTExJkVuZERhdGVUaW1lPTAxJTJmMjYlMmYyMDI0KzA3JTNhMDYlM2E1OCYmJmR1cmF0aW9uPTI5NzkyMCZtb2RlZGl0b3JvcmRlcnBsYWNlZGNhbGxiYWNrPWh0dHBzJTNhJTJmJTJmdHZleWVzLWFwa2024-01-26T05:00:00ZWNYCLaura Helton, assistant professor of english and history, organized a transcribe a thon for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem and was featured. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2251
The work of a Black studies pioneer is preserved at 'Transcribe-a-Thon' The work of a Black studies pioneer is preserved at 'Transcribe-a-Thon' https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/the-work-of-a-black-studies-pioneer-is-preserved-at-transcribe-a-thon2024-01-26T05:00:00ZGothamist“There would be no field of Black studies had it not been for these earlier generations who built the collections, saved the materials, documented what was going on,” said Laura Helton, an assistant English and history professor at UD and a co-organizer of the event. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2257
Schomburg Center celebrates namesake's 150th birthday with Transcribe-A-Thon Schomburg Center celebrates namesake's 150th birthday with Transcribe-A-Thon https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/schomburg-center-namesakes-150th-birthday-transcribe-a-thon/2024-01-24T05:00:00ZCBS NewsLaura Helton, assistant professor of English and history, is interviewed in this piece about the massive undertaking to transfer the words of historian Arturo Schomburg from print to web. "There are 11 million items in this building, and only a fraction of those old books and papers are digitized because it takes a lot of work." https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2249
Judge Clears the Way for Confederate Memorial at Arlington to Come DownJudge Clears the Way for Confederate Memorial at Arlington to Come Downhttps://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/19/us/confederate-memorial-arlington-cemetery.html2023-12-20T05:00:00ZThe New York TimesProfessor Alison Parker said there’s a misconception about the notion that monuments that romanticize the Confederacy need to be preserved as a representation of history. “In some cases, I think it’s OK to take down these kinds of monuments because they still carry hurtful meanings today,” she said.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2232
New Trials Aim to Restore Hearing in Deaf Children — With Gene TherapyNew Trials Aim to Restore Hearing in Deaf Children — With Gene Therapyhttps://www.wired.com/story/new-trials-aim-to-restore-hearing-in-deaf-children-with-gene-therapy/2023-10-20T04:00:00ZWIREDJaipreet Virdi, associate professor of history, told WIRED that gene therapy is an extension of the debate that began in the 1990s over cochlear implants, which some Deaf people view as a threat to the Deaf community. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2198
UD professor and Ph.D. student discuss “Legacies of Slavery and Dispossession”UD professor and Ph.D. student discuss “Legacies of Slavery and Dispossession”https://www.delawarepublic.org/show/the-green/2023-05-12/the-green-may-12-20232023-05-12T04:00:00ZDelaware Public MediaDael Norwood, history, discusses “Legacies of Slavery and Dispossession”, a research project covering UD’s historical relationship to slavery, unfree labor, land dispossession and racism.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2148
Archaeologists Unearth Buddha Statue in Ancient Egyptian Port CityArchaeologists Unearth Buddha Statue in Ancient Egyptian Port Cityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/buddha-statue-found-berenike-egypt-180982075/2023-05-01T04:00:00ZSmithsonian MagazineUD historian Steven Sidebotham is co-directing a team of researchers that discovered a two-foot-tall Buddha statue in Berenike, an ancient Egyptian port city. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2143
The Long Tenure of an Unceasing MilitantThe Long Tenure of an Unceasing Militanthttps://www.kuaf.com/show/ozarks-at-large/2023-04-12/the-long-tenure-of-an-unceasing-militant2023-04-12T04:00:00ZKUAF-FMAllison Parker, history, was featured on NPR station KUAF. https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2134
African American Public Humanities Initiative (AAPHI) featuredAfrican American Public Humanities Initiative (AAPHI) featuredhttps://www.nhalliance.org/training_report2023-03-19T04:00:00ZNational Humanities AllianceAfrican American Public Humanities Initiative is a five year, cohort-based program that provides year-round training, tuition and summer stipend support for Ph.D. students in history, English and art history interested in grounding their publicly engaged scholarship in African American contexts. The program’s interdisciplinary training focuses on collections based research, material cultural studies, and digital humanities, with students gaining experience through coursework, internships, and independent projects.https://www.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2100

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