co Organized around the theme of Building Digital Portfolio, the Institute was directed by Sharon Leon and Sheila Brennan. The GMU team included included faculty, staff, and graduate student mentors from RRCHNM and Mason’s History and Art History Department. Mentors Gretchen Burgess, Jannelle Legg, and Spencer Roberts shared the responsibility for preparing for the institute, and also each led tutorials as well as offering one-on-one assistance to participants. RRCHNM Digital History Associate Megan Brett taught students how to use Omeka. Faculty members Michele Greet, Lincoln Mullen, Lisa Rhody, and Stephanie Westcott each shared their areas of expertise throughout Building a Digital Portfolio.
Each participant left with their own web domain and a new suite of digital methods and platforms for experimenting with their own research. Participants blogged about their experiences, which were collected on the institute’s website using the PressForward plugin for WordPress.
August 18, 2015