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Engaging Digital Archives in the Classroom: A Conversation about the Prague...

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Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL)

101 East 21St.

Austin, Texas 78713

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Dr. Mary Neuburger, Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at UT Austin, will talk about the Prague Spring Archive, its pedagogical possibilities, and her use of the archive in her own teaching. Attendees are encouraged to join in the conversation about the future of integrating digital archives into instruction.

The Prague Spring Archive is a collaboration between the University of Texas at Austin, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library that makes important primary documents on the Prague Spring openly accessible in a digital format. Mary Neuburger is a Professor of history, the Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), and the Chair of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas of Austin. She is the author of The Orient Within: Muslim Minorities and the Negotiation of Nationhood in Modern Bulgaria (Cornell 2004), and Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria (Cornell, 2012). Dr. Neuburger is also the co-editor with Paulina Bren of Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe (Oxford, 2012) and has authored numerous articles on Bulgarian history on topics ranging from gender and material culture, to ethnic identity, and consumption. She is currently co-editor with Dr. Richard Evans of the Journal of Contemporary History.

This lecture is presented as part of the University of Texas Libraries Digital Scholars in Practice lecture series. Lunch provided while supplies last.

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