JOTPY Workshop Series
The Journal of the Plague Year: A Covid-19 Archive (JOTPY) is seeking sponsors for its upcoming workshops. As a global curatorial consortium, JOTPY has partnered with dozens of heritage institutions, universities, and K-12 Educators in order to document the pandemic. We ask that organizations who agree to sponsor our workshops do so by advertising the events on their social media pages, list-servs, and newsletters. In return, your entity's logo will be featured on our promotional materials.
Toning Down and Tuning In: Addressing Archival Silences of Covid-19 Community Curation
Thurs. Oct. 8 at 12 noon (MST, AZ time)/ 3PM EDT via Zoom
This workshop will include short presentations by a panel of experts and JOTPY partners, such as UTSA historian Jerry Gonzalez, UW Eau Claire Historian Cheryl Jimenez-Frei, JOTPY Intern Carolyn Evans, Rochester Institute of Technology Museum Studies Director Juilee Decker, and ASU sustainability scholar Denise Bates, and Rev. Shonda Nicole Gladden whose work on underrepresented groups exposes silences in the archive and within the Covid-19 pandemic more generally. Discussion and Q&A will follow. This is a great opportunity for educational communities to discuss how Covid-related social issues are magnified and replicated by community collection and curation.
Moving from Collecting to Interpreting and Analyzing Covid-19 Oral Histories
Thur. Nov. 5 at 1 pm AZ time/3pm EST via Zoom
This workshop builds off the Oral History Association 2020 panel "Telling COVID's Stories: Implications for the Field," which will be open to the public and held online on Wed. Oct. 21 from 3:30-5pm EST and Jason M. Kelly's September 2020 article in OHR titled "The COVID-19 Oral History Project: Some Preliminary Notes from the Field" where he discusses the challenges of the Covid-19 Oral History Project launched by IUPUI in April 2020. The Covid-19 Oral History Project has partnered with JOTPY to make Covid-19 oral histories available to the public. In this workshop, academics and oral historians Kathy Nasstrom, Jason M. Kelly, and Doug Boyd will discuss the process of interpreting and analyzing Covid-19 Oral Histories after collection.
Teaching the Covid-19 Archive
Tue. Nov. 17 at 1 pm AZ time/3pm EST via Zoom
Educators from various backgrounds will gather to discuss the advantages, challenges, and methods of using JOTPY in the classroom. Historian of education, Victoria Cain and Boston Public School teacher Claire Tratnyek have developed instructional materials and tutorials for educators wishing to use JOTPY to enrich their students' learning experiences. Digital and Public History scholar Jim McGrath from Northeastern University will also be joining. This is an excellent opportunity for instructors, at both the University level and K-12, to learn how to incorporate community collecting into their syllabi and lesson plans.
If you agree to sponsor these events, please email your organization's logo to JOTPY Post-Doc Marissa Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org.