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FLDH 2023 Webinar Series: “Mapping Puerto Rico’s Hurricane History 1899-Present.”

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The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium is pleased to invite you the first webinar of its 2023 Webinar Series: Latin America & Caribbean Edition.

Mapping Puerto Rico’s Hurricane History 1899-Present

Friday, April 21, 2 p.m EDT

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Ian Seavey, PhD Candidate in the Department of History, Texas A&M University

Hurricanes are an important category of analysis in the study of the Greater Caribbean and specifically Puerto Rico. Most recently, in 2022, Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Maria in 2017 reminded Puerto Ricans and U.S. government officials that storm preparedness and disaster relief represent a critical part of the colonial relationship. Since the United States acquired Puerto Rico from the Spanish in the War of 1898, 47 hurricanes have battered the island. This amounts to about one every two years, the most out of all the islands in the Greater Caribbean. However, after World War II, the number of hurricanes which hit Puerto Rico began increasing and from 1980 to the present, that number expanded out to at least one every year. The sheer volume and frequency of hurricanes has long warranted a study which visually represents these metrics. This digital environmental history project showcases how prominently hurricanes impacted Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States. Using the program ArcGIS, this study maps each hurricane that hit Puerto Rico during the American period. Each pinpoint on the map, when clicked on, includes a brief description of the effects of storm, available pictures, and how each storm fits into the broader discussions of Puerto Rican history and U.S. imperial policy. Chronicling each storm in this way demonstrates in tangible ways that hurricanes as a category of analysis must be consulted when attempting to understand the political, economic, and social environments of Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States. This project also attracts a wide-ranging audience both inside and outside of academia in an approachable but rigorously researched manner.

FLDH Fall 2020 Webinar Series

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With the cancellation of our 2020 conference, we lost the opportunity to meet and connect in person, but FLDH is finding new ways to share our stories across the state. Join us for our Digital Humanities in the Sunshine State (and beyond!) 2020-2021 Webinar Series. Registration for our first five webinars is now open on the FLDH website, with more coming in Spring 2020. Can’t attend? The webinars will be recorded and available on our website. 

Digital Humanities in the Sunshine State (and beyond) 2020-2021 Webinar Series.

Using an Interactive Timeline to Contextualize Art History
Jesslyn Parrish, University of Central Florida, Ph.D. student
Friday, October 23, 2 p.m.
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Don of a New Age: A Digital Exploration of Don Quixote Melissa Garr, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish & Marina Morgan, MISt., Metadata Librarian, Florida Southern CollegeFriday, October 30, 2 p.m.
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Documenting Africa: Digitally Storytelling African Cultures Through Space and Time.
Mary Anne Lewis Cusato, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of French & Francophone Studies, Co-Director, Global Studies Institute, Ohio Wesleyan University; & Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art History, Albion College.
Friday, November 6, 2 p.m.
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Primary Source Literacy: Teaching a Diverse Florida through Online Public History Collections
Molly Castro, Digital Humanities Librarian, Florida International University, Rachel Walton, Digital Archivist, Rollins College, & Christopher Davis, Professor, Florida International University.
Thursday, November 12, 2 p.m.
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Beyond “Compare”: Exploring Drafts, Translations, and Variants in a University Repository Service. 
Sarah Stanley, Florida State University, Digital Humanities Librarian
Wednesday, December 2, 2 p.m.
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