View a New Teaching Tool for Archival Research on Women's Human Rights - Brown Bag Lunch
Tue, April 26, 2011 • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM • Gebauer 4th Floor Conference Room (GEB 4.200, left off of the elevators)
Image courtesy of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries.
Finding aids, folders, reading rooms, and card catalogs - archival research can be confusing for students and difficult to teach effectively. Amelia Koford, a master’s student in the School of Information and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, has created an online tutorial about conducting archival research on women’s human rights at UT-Austin. The tutorial guides students through five steps: finding an archival collection, preparing for research, viewing the collection, conducting research, and considering emotions and ethics. It focuses on archives on the UT campus, including the Benson Latin American Collection, Briscoe Center for American History, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and Human Rights Documentation Initiative. The tutorial supports the CWGS Embrey Women's Human Rights Initiative: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cwgs/womens-rights/Womens-Rights-Initiative.php
Please join us to learn how you might incorporate this tool for primary source research into your teaching. Bring a brown bag lunch and join our conversation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Amelia Koford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!