Register now for the 9th Annual “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium!

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Dear Colleagues–

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium on Scholarship and Practice. The symposium will be held at the Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America, on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This year’s speaker is Dr. Stephen Robertson:

Stephen Robertson is Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and Professor in the Department of History and Art History, at George Mason University. Since 2003, digital history has occupied a central place in his research, in the form of Digital Harlem, a site that integrates material from a diverse range of sources to produce maps that offer visualizations of the complexity of everyday life in the 1920s. The site formed part of a collaborative project involving colleagues at the University of Sydney. Digital Harlem won the American Historical Association’s inaugural Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History and the American Library Association’s ABC-CLIO Digital History Prize in 2010. Robertson is the author of Crimes against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880-1960, and co-author of Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars, the first major study of numbers gambling, an enterprise central to African-American economic, social and cultural life in the 1920s and 1930s.

He is currently working on a book on undercover investigators in American life from the Civil War to WW2. and collaborating with Shane White and Stephen Garton on a digital project, Year of the Riot: Harlem 1935, and with Sean Takats on Tropy, software to allow researchers to organize and describe the digital photographs they take in archives, and to share them with those institutions.

Bridging the Spectrum is the only DC-area symposium that brings together practitioners, students, and faculty from all sectors of the information professions for a day of sharing and collaboration. To Register and for details of the program see:

The fee is $25.00, which helps to defray expenses of the event. Morning coffee and lunch are provided.  All attendees must pre-register; no on-site registrations will be accepted. To ensure your place, please register today. Please include any disability accommodations or special dietary needs when you register, or contact Dr, Renate Chancellor at or 202-319-6272.

Seats are limited, so register early!  Past symposia have sold out! We anticipate that this one will too.

–The Symposium Committee
(Dr. Renate Chancellor, Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Dr. Sung Un Kim)

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