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Digital Scholarship Research Symposium

Digital Scholarship Research Symposium

Friday, May 28, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
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2021 marks our 5th year of the Digital Scholarship Research Symposium hosted by the University Library at UC Santa Cruz.  Each year, the symposium provides an opportunity for students on campus to present the work they’ve done that uses a variety of digital scholarship techniques.  We’re excited to provide that opportunity again for 2021!  


Our 2021 symposium will be a virtual symposium.  Once you register using our library system, you’ll receive an email with the Zoom Webinar that you can join any time during the event.  The Zoom Webinar link will give you access to the presentations and a Q&A feature. When you join, you will be anonymous to other attendees and your audio and video settings will be set and locked to off to focus the event on our speakers.

This year also features exciting work by our 2020–21 Undergraduate Digital Research Fellows. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Symposium Schedule:

Opening Remarks

Elizabeth Cowell, Richard L. Press University Librarian Presidential Chair

Lightning Talks
 (3-7 min talks)
"How the News Remembered UCSC Anti-Apartheid Organizing (1977-86)"
Presented by: Thomas Sawano

"Documentary as Social Database History"
Presented by: Daniel Rudin

"Okinawa Memories Initiative Project History Timeline"
Presented by: Sage Michaels
Project Collaborators: Mary “Miki” Arlen, Alyssa Davis, Sam Garbus, Sage Michaels, Jared Guzman, and Nicholas Ruiz

The Empty Year: An Oral History of the Pandemic(s) of 2020 at UC Santa Cruz
Presented by: David Duncan, Isabella Crespin, and Aitanna Parker
Project Collaborators:  Kathia Damian, Maryam Nazir, Irene Reti, Cameron Vanderscoff

Q&A Session for previous talks


Lessons from Lockdown: Researching Gender and Labor in Ancient Egypt

Presented by: Elise Benton, Elena Castaneda, Rodolfo Christopher Gil, Bailey Van Tassell

New Tricks for Old Persian

Presented by: Leighton Smith, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

Q&A Session for previous talks

Speculative Futures: An alternative present

Presented by: Saul Villegas, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

CollageDance: an Interactive Web Lesson on Media Theory
Presented by: Will Bortin, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

Q&A Session for previous talks


Sustainability in the Theater

Presented by: Maya Mathews, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

What Cinema Could've Been... Gender and sexual ambiguity in Pre-Code Hollywood and the Motion Picture Production Code of 1934 

Presented by: Ira Irvani, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

Remember Us: Holocaust Representations in European-Jewish Émigré Film, 1942-1944

Presented by: Maya Gonzalez, Undergraduate Digital Research Fellow

Q&A Session for previous talks