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DLA Lunch Conversation: Scott Saul, The Berkeley Revolution—Students Develop a Digital Archive of One City’s Transformation in the Late-1960s & 1970s

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, May 2, from noon – 1:30 pm at the CTLR Lounge in Davis Library for a lunchtime discussion with guest Scott Saul, Professor of English at UC-Berkeley, where he teaches courses in American literature and history and has pursued digital research and pedagogy. We encourage you to sign up below so we know how much lunch to order.

How can digital history projects exist in the college classroom—and share knowledge to the broader public from that space? The Berkeley Revolution: A digital archive of one city’s transformation in the late-1960s & 1970s is a website and collective project that emerged from an honors undergraduate seminar in American Studies at UC-Berkeley, “The Bay Area in the Seventies,” taught by Scott Saul in the spring of 2017. By engaging students in archival research or encouraging them to conduct oral histories, the course speaks to the questions of both digital learning in the college classroom itself and how to share student research and learning beyond the course itself.

Contact Sheet of James Baldwin photographs, May 3, 1976, Rainbow Sign archive, private collection of Odette Pollar.

Scott Saul is a Professor of English at UC-Berkeley, where he teaches courses in American literature and history. The author of Becoming Richard Pryor and Freedom Is, Freedom Ain’t: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties, he is also the creator of Richard Pryor’s Peoria, an extensive digital companion to his biography of the comedian, and The Berkeley Revolution: A digital archive of one city’s transformation in the late-1960s & 1970s, a website and collective project that emerged from an honors undergraduate seminar in American Studies at UC-Berkeley, “The Bay Area in the Seventies,” taught by Scott in the spring of 2017. He also writes as a cultural critic in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, Bookforum, and other publications and hosts Chapter & Versea books-and-arts podcast sponsored by UC-Berkeley’s Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities that probes the cultural imagination—what Joan Didion once called the stories we tell ourselves to live. It delves into novels, nonfiction, poems, music, film, and other touchstones of our culture, with an eye to the spells they cast and the questions they raise.

Scott Saul.

Sponsored by the Davis Educational Foundation Curricular Grant, the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative, and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research.

DLA Lunch Conversation: Scott Saul, The Berkeley Revolution—Students Develop a Digital Archive of One City’s Transformation in the Late-1960s & 1970s

Date: May 2, 2018

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Date:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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CTLR Lounge
Middlebury, 05753 + Google Map