Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Digital Scholarship Workshop: "Crowdsourcing or Collaboration? Using Digital Tools to Promote Interdisciplinary Work”

Mon, March 27, 2017 | Hackett Room, SRH 1.313

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A little help goes a long way, especially in digital scholarship. In this session, historian Laura Matthew will share her experience partnering with information technology staff to develop "Nahuatl/Nawat in Central America," a forthcoming portal that facilitates the collaborative compilation, interpretation, and transcription of Nahuatl-language documents. She will discuss the project’s management, crowdsourcing/collaboration issues, and their experimentation with various digital platforms, among them Scripto, an open-source tool that enables community transcriptions of primary sources.

An associate professor at Marquette University, Laura Matthew is a historian of southern Mesoamerica during the Spanish colonial era. Currently, she is researching Indigenous trade and migration along the southern Pacific coast from Oaxaca to El Salvador during the violent sixteenth century, and continues to investigate the use of Nahuatl, the language of the Aztec empire, in Central America as director of the "Nahuatl/Nawat in Central America” digital project. She serves on the editorial board and is reviews editor of the Asociación para el Fomento de los Estudios Históricos en Centroamérica.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Albert Palacios. To RSVP and receive event updates via Facebook, visit Digital Scholarship Workshop.

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  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
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    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712