University archivist David McCartney presents at AAUP conference

University archivist David McCartney presents at AAUP conference

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David McCartney

David McCartney, university archivist in University of Iowa Libraries, delivered a paper, “Documenting Activism: How the Digital Humanities Can Uncover the History of Protest,” June 16 at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) conference in Washington, D.C.

McCartney, who curated the online exhibit “Uptight and Laid-back: Iowa City in the 1960s,” launched in 2016, described how the website is used as a discovery tool for UI faculty and other scholars from a range of disciplines, including history, rhetoric, journalism, and English. The exhibit is a collaborative project involving two units within the UI Libraries—Special Collections and the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio—and members of the UI community. The exhibit features content documenting civil rights activism, the anti-war movement, and other political movements of the era.


Jennifer Masada, University of Iowa Libraries, 319-335-5960

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