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Digital Public History in the Library: Wikipedia and Exhibits in Action In-Person / Online

Learn about the work of U of T Libraries inaugural Digital Public History Library Assistants (DPHLA), Mobólúwajídìde (Bo) Joseph and Ioana Zamfir. Funded by a Chief Librarian’s Innovation Award, the DPHLAs wrote new Wikipedia articles and created digital exhibits based on their research that make underrepresented histories more accessible and enrich perspectives of the past and present.

In addition to presentations by the DPHLAs about their research and digital public history content, U of T Libraries staff will briefly present on resources and services that support digital public history in the classroom and for your own research.

The event is hybrid. Please register to attend, either in-person or online. We will be in the Blackburn Room (fourth floor; see directions) at Robarts Library, where light refreshments will be provided. Online event registrants will be e-mailed a link for remote participation. The event will not be recorded.

Accommodation requests can be made through the registration form, or by contacting jesse.carliner@utoronto.ca.

About the DPHLAs

Mobólúwajídìde (Bo) Joseph is an MA candidate in geography at the University of Toronto. Bo completed his BA in communications and creative writing at Glendon College, York University. His master's thesis focuses on the regulation of homeless encampments in Toronto during the Covid-19 pandemic, and his research interests include cultural geographies, community organizing, and urban infrastructures.

Ioana Zamfir is currently an MA student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, where her research concerns Queer lived experiences in Belarus and Moldova during Communism. She received an Honours BA in history and international development from McGill University in 2021 and has since been awarded the esteemed Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-Canada Graduate Scholarship and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship to support her research. This spring, Ioana will intern at Political Capital, where her work will tackle LGBTQ+ issues, the rise of the far-right in Europe, and Russian disinformation.  

Thursday, March 30, 2023
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Robarts Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus
  Digital Tools     Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion     Library Research  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Alex Jung