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Caribbean Diaspora: Panorama of Carnival Practices aims to explore migration and the Caribbean diaspora through the lens of cultural practices related to Carnival.

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Caribbean Diaspora: Panorama of Carnival Practices aims to explore migration and the Caribbean diaspora through the lens of cultural practices related to Carnival.
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Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: NEH Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute
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Ríos-Villarini, Nadjah
González, Mirerza
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Miami, FL
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Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)
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Presentation for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Caribbean Studies Digital Humanities Institute.

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Caribbean Diaspora: Panorama of Carnival Practices aims to explore migration and the Caribbean diaspora through the lens of cultural practices related to Carnival. 1 PI: Nadjah Ros Villarini Co PI: Mirerza Gonzlez University of PR Rio Piedras

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GoalsTo design and develop an interactive webpage with curated content about mobility (of people, culture, ideas etc.) in Caribbean carnival. 2 To engage scholars from Linguistics, Performance, Music, History, Communication, Library Studies and Digital Humanities in the planning of reliable and affordable archiving, preserving and disseminating practices.

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Digital Humanities Thinking SessionsThe workshops effectively promoted critical thinking and participatory experiences in the planning of the website contents and DH tools. Moreover, the team achieved effective networking among Caribbean scholars, DH experts, Library Science practitioners, graduate and undergraduate research assistants. 3

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Our TeamSally Everson University of BahamasLaurie Taylor University of FloridaLowell Fiet University of Puerto RicoJennifer Guiliano Indiana University Purdue University IndianaNora Ponte University of Puerto RicoMila Aponte, University of Puerto RicoCarlos Corrada, University of Puerto RicoJoel Blanco, Universidad Autnoma de MxicoPablo Defendini, Web DesignerGabriela Rivera, Universidad de Puerto RicoFaviola Martnez, Universidad de Puerto Rico4

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Digital Humanities Thinking LabsSince January 2018 we have engaged in four (4) working sessions using the structure of what we conceptualize as a digital humanities thinking labs. March, August, October 2018 and March 2019 5

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Session #1 : From data to knowledge March 2018 a.What is digital humanities?b.Identify DH projects similar to oursc.dLOC technological supportd.Assessment of our materials What do we have available? OUTCOME: MICROPROJECTS6

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Session #2 : SHAPING THE PROJECT August 2018Assessment of technical aspects such as: 1.Information architecture 2. Users 3.Interactivity level 4.Open source platforms 5.Website narrativeOUTCOMES: OUTLINE MICROPROJECTS DLOC Caribbean Diaspora Digital Humanities Center Collection VISUAL IDENTITY OF THE PROJECT PROTOTYPE with 5 GALLERIES : mapping, timeline, photo, video and sound7

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Designing ideas documenting visual concepts 8

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Session #3: SUSTAINABILITY FUNDING October 2018Meeting to assess funding options to move forward with the project: FIPIFPHBrainstorming session for NEH proposalIdentifying workshops on sustainability and data preservation NEH Workshop at Georgia Tech OUTCOMES: T w o (2) funding proposals developed and submitted and website prototype9 http://www.caribbeandiasporaproject.org/

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Session #4: MOVING FORWARD March 2019 Working session with mentor and consultant Dr. Jennifer Guiliano Development of a two year work plan that includes: curricular development training / capacity building dissemination sustainability

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Deliverables11Collections added to DLOC :1. Catanzaro Photo Collection Vieques/US NAVY relationship 2. Lowell Fiet Photo Collection of Caribbean Masks 3. Fiestas Patronales PR (78 munipalities )

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Commitment to keep collaborating with:1. Fundacin Culebra 2. Archivo Histrico de Vieques12

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Oral Histories Project Fundacin CulebraMemory and community historiesThree (3) workshops on digitization of materials using minimal technologiesWriting of oral histories based on family trees exercise.13

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Linking Community Memory with Family Histories14 Abigail Abuela Nere Culebra PR

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To learn more about these projects visit:Facebook The Diaspora Project www.caribbeandiasporaproject.org Contact us at Nadjah Rios Villarini, nadjah.rios@upr.edu Mirerza Gonzlez, mirerza.gonzalez1@upr.edu 15