Eric Gonzaba, a PhD student in the history program, has been awarded a research fellowship with the African American AIDS History Project and the Wilcox Archives in Philadelphia. The position, generously funded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation and in collaboration with the Point Foundation, will allow Eric to index oral histories and build online museum exhibitions documenting the history of black AIDS activism in the United States.
The African American AIDS History Project was founded by Dr. Dan Royles of Florida International University in 2013. The online digital archive includes materials gathered from the personal collections of AIDS activists and interviews from the related African American AIDS Activism Oral History Project. “I'm thrilled to have Eric working on the African American AIDS History Project,” explains Royles. “His experience with digital public history, and with Omeka in particular, will help us to build out the project in exciting ways.”
February 20, 2018