This section contains a range of digital tools and applications that can be easily incorporated in our research or in the classroom and will enhance the study of Sephardic culture and history. New technologies have changed the way we access material, we communicate with each other, and we understand our world. They have also changed the way we construct knowledge out of disparate, diverse data. For Sephardic studies, new technologies can mean transcending geographic, temporal, financial, even political, limitations. Online access to an increasing number of resources, availability of tools that permit innovative approaches to and manipulation of these resources, and an increasing number of scholars who take advantage of these affordances in their scholarship and teaching will no doubt result in new discoveries, alternative iterations of older questions, and formulation of new ones.For questions and suggestions, contact Amalia Levi at amaliasl [at] gmail.com.
Do you have photos, audio, or video that you would like to “pin” on the map? Do you want to help enrich the way we visualize the Sephardi/Mizrahi heritage?
COMING MARCH 30
This is your opportunity to add your knowledge and expertise to a collection of oral histories of Sephardim and Mizrahim. Annotate transcripts by adding links to primary and secondary sources. Transcriptions of oral histories have been graciously provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
This is a tool that can be used by individuals, but also in a classroom setting.
Note: This is a pilot testing for the tool.
COMING MAY 2012
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the online display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. You can also use Omeka to publish an essay or digital dissertation, share primary source collections, and collaborate with others in the creation of digital scholarship.
Create individual projects, or have your students create online exhibits of topics taught in the class.
Note: Omeka is completely free, but requires web hosting, since it has specific system requirements (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). The Caucus will provide this service, by hosting Omeka in the web hosting service we use for our WordPress platform.