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CHCI Playdate — CHCI-The American Soldier in World War II

Based on a unique, mixed-format data collection produced by the US Army during the war, this open-access digital project is a joint venture of VT’s Department of History, Sociology, University Libraries, CMDA Program, Advanced Research Computing, and Center for Human-Computer Interaction, as well as, externally, the US National Archives, University of Virginia, National Endowment for the Humanities, Cast Iron Coding, and  The project started as a pedagogical experiment between faculty members in the Departments of History and Computer Science. It now includes thousands of volunteers from across the globe. The goal is to make available to scholars and the public the voices of tens of thousands of American soldiers, all uncensored.  The project’s interdisciplinary team is working at the forefront of human-computer interaction, from crowdsourced transcription and annotation to VR technologies that help to organize, analyze, and make sense of this large wartime data collection.

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Speaker: Ed Gitre
Date: September 18, 2020
Time: 9am est