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GLBT History Museum: No More Silence: Digital Community Histories of HIV / AIDS
August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
No More Silence is an ongoing project of the University of California, San Francisco’s Archives and Special Collections. The project extracts text from digitized archival materials related to HIV/AIDS—including documents from individuals, activist and community-support organizations, medical institutions and government agencies—for use in digital-humanities projects, with the aim of bridging the gap between the empirical, scientific study of the disease and the lived experience of people with AIDS. UCSF has organized a three-part workshop from August 12 to 14 that introduces participants to basic computer-programming skills to perform work in digital history (no prior experience is necessary). Participants will apply these skills to historical documents in the collections of the UCSF archives and the GLBT Historical Society. The workshop opens on August 11 at this joint event organized by the GLBT Historical Society and the UCSF Archives that provides an overview of the No More Silence project. A panel discussion will discuss the ways that archives and digital-humanities initiatives can support community-history efforts related to gender and sexual orientation, illuminating digital tools and techniques that can further uncover hidden narratives in these histories. The event will also serve as an orientation to the workshop, which begins the following day. More information on the workshop and registration is available at https://bit.ly/2OgRAUk. SPEAKERS A full list of speakers will be available soon. HOW TO PARTICIPATE This event will take place online. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions on how to join the Zoom webinar as an attendee. The event will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GLBTHistory/ and then archived on our YouTube page at https://bit.ly/2UyGVbG. ADMISSION Free | Suggested donation of $5.00 Register online here: https://bit.ly/2O8Iau8 The event is limited to 500 attendees. ASL INTERPRETATION ASL interpretation provided upon request. Please write at least three days in advance of event to email@example.com. JOIN THE GLBT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Become a member of the GLBT Historical Society for free museum and program admission, discounts in the museum shop and other perks: www.glbthistory.org/memberships Image credit: Computer code and typed document produced by ACT UP; document in the ACT UP Golden Gate Records (MSS 98-47), UCSF Library Archives and Special Collections.