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Hello and welcome back to our third issue of the Barnard Digital Humanities newsletter– and to the end of the year!

The Barnard Zine Library and the Digital Humanities Center present The Collage Corner. Located on the 2nd floor of Milstein Center in the Zine Stacks, the Collage Corner provides and solicits resources for collages and other art projects. We provide art supplies, cut-and-pastables, and paper that anyone can use. We invite people to share materials, as well. Think about your fellow DIY artists when you're packing up your room at the end of the semester!

As our Barnard community reconvenes after spring break, we bring you the April 2022 issue of @barnlib. Check out what events are available to you, in addition to news from staff, departments, and centers! 

Nos Cambió La Vida is a digital edition of short autobiographical narratives written by Dominican writers of Haitian descent that have been translated into English. These stories were originally compiled into a book in 2017 and published in the Dominican Republic after a series of workshops for participating writers to share and work through their life stories. 

At the Digital Humanities Center’s 2021 Open House, students, staff, and faculty across the Barnard community came together to contribute to a collaborative collage dedicated to the memory of Ntozake Shange. This collage was directly inspired by the “Octavia Butler” and “June Jordan” collages created by Barnard alum, Alexis Pauline Gumbs ‘04, as a part of her Black Feminist Breathing Chorus series. On December 2nd, the DHC invited community members to view the opening reception for the installation of these three collages.

This week we added zines about radical Barnumbia, a retired school librarian, filing for unemployment in pandemic times, an AFAB GenXer remembering expecting to grow up to be a man, translations of Ntozake Shange's poems, the program accompanying a Barnard alum's dance installation, quarantine times in Salt Lake City, frustrations with people who don't mask/vax, exercising for health rather than beauty, and coping with the long term impacts of rape.

With this warm weather and sunshine, we bring you the April 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!

Students from Dr. Kimberly Springer's "Activism & Inquiry" course will be presenting their Encyclopedia of Pandemic Activism at the 2021 virtual Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University on April 15th.

NYCDH Week 2021: Care and Repair, Feb. 8-12, will focus on NYCDH as a community of digital humanities practice impacted by the past year. Taking place virtually, NYCDH will include open workshops, demos, DH projects showcases, and special events for those interested in the digital humanities and its diverse community of scholars and practitioners.

As we begin spooky season and reminisce Central Park in autumn, we welcome you to the September/October 2020 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news highlights from the BLAIS Staff at Milstein!

We're recognizing Professor Lozano for her innovative and collaborative 'Radio Immigrante' project! We've also named three runner-ups - Meredith Benjamin, Wendy Schor-Haim, and Cecelia Lie-Spahn - for their work with the Zine library.

The #unsilencedpast initiative has emerged directly from this moment's exceptionally muscular call for us all to mobilize whatever platforms we have at our disposal in thoughtful and immediate service to the project of racial and social justice in our local, national, and global communities. 

From our sweaty homes, where we wish we were in the MLC complaining that the AC is too cold, welcome to the July 2020 issue of @barnlib.  

The Digital Humanities Center, Center for Engaged Pedagogy, and IMATS hosted a three-day, virtual intensive for faculty to design assignments that critically engage with digital technologies. Our student worker, Miranda Jones-Davidis, reflects on the experience attending the institute and engaging with the curriculum.

The Digital Humanities Center, Center for Engaged Pedagogy, and IMATS hosted a three-day, virtual intensive for faculty to design assignments that critically engaged with digital technologies.

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of @barnlib. BLAIS full-time staff are working from as far north as Vermont and as far south as Georgia. From our homes to yours...enjoy!

Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Digital Humanities Taylor Faires will begin graduate study at the University of Michigan School of Information, (aka library school) in the fall, on a full scholarship

Alicia Peaker will join the Barnard Library Teaching, Learning and Digital Scholarship department as Digital Scholarship Librarian on March 30. 

Library Dean Jen Green's last day is Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

About 175 students visited the Milstein Center during NSOP this year.


Summer Fellow Pamela Philips explains her project, Changing the Narrative, and the importance of reframing how we think about public housing.


Get to know Summer Research Fellow Celia Naylor's project, "(Un)Silencing Slavery: Centering Enslaved People and Slavery at Rose Hall Plantation, Jamaica."

April is packed with workshops, the continuation of the Feminist Film Series, and more.


More maps! This time ones that allow you to crowd-source geographic memories.

New this month in the Barnard Library in the Milstein Center at Barnard College, Columbia University


The Barnard DHC goes to the Scholar and Feminist Conference -- and the S&F Conference comes to the DHC!


This week on the DHC blog, I'm playing with data visualization!


This week in the DHC newsletter, explore a new tool from JSTOR that allows you to find articles that relate directly to specific lines from a source text, and the potential implications of this tool for how we read the works of the canon.