Research in the Era of COVID-19 II: Archives, Libraries, and the Study of the West

Friday, August 14, 2020 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Watch "Research in the Era of Covid-19" Now!

About the webinar: 

"The current pandemic has transformed the life and work of colleges and universities around the world. Institutions of higher education shifted online; students, faculty, and staff departed campuses; libraries, archives, and special collections closed. Institutions also limited or prohibited faculty, staff, and student travel for conducting or presenting research.

Many of these closures, limitations, and prohibitions remain in place, and the future of research remains uncertain. Consequently, historians face a significant challenge: how to teach and conduct research with restricted movement, limited institutional support, and unpredictable access to libraries, archives, and special collections?

Librarians, archivists, and scholars responded in June with a webinar on online resources for research centered on the West. Now, we offer a second webinar on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 430-600 PM (EDT), featuring:

  • Gordon Chang (Stanford University) on The Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project
  • Sam Herley (University of South Dakota) and Greg Thompson (University of Utah) on digital Indigenous oral history collections
  • Jackie Reese and Laurie Scrivener (University of Oklahoma) on how to make more of resources and collections at home institutions and libraries."

To watch a recording of the second webinar, use this link:

Watch the first part here:

For more resources, check out this google drive:

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.

The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!

Western History Association

University of Kansas 

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3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045