Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities

Jennifer Coggins, 2017

Jennifer Coggins

What work are you doing now?

I am currently the Collections Management and Engagement Archivist in the University Archives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My work focuses on preserving and providing access to materials documenting the history of the university and promoting engagement with that history.


Why did you choose to pursue the certificate in Digital Public Humanities?

I wanted to expand my repertoire of skills and tools for engaging the public with history through digital media. My work includes developing online exhibits and guides, and I wanted to make these resources more meaningful and engaging to the communities I serve. 


What knowledge or skills from the program have been particularly valuable to you?

The principles of digital public history I learned through the program have been fundamental in shaping my approach to presenting historical materials and information online. The program also introduced me to a number of new tools and methods that I have since been able to apply or recommend to colleagues.