Clarissa Ceglio, PhD
As a collaborator in the UConn Digital Media Center, I lead interdisciplinary, grant-funded, public humanities research projects that use digital tools to bring archival materials into meaningful dialogue with contemporary issues. The newest of these campus-community collaborations is Find Your Voice, Hartford, undertaken in partnership with the Hartford Public Library’s Hartford History Center and recipient of a 2015 NEH MLCO Planning Grant as well as a 2014 IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries. As a U.S. cultural historian with a PhD in American Studies and an MA in Public Humanities from Brown University, my public practice and teaching are informed by my research into the roles that artifacts (visual, digital, and otherwise) play in museums and in the construction of identities. Prior my academic career, I spent more than 20 years as a communications and marketing expert working in the museum, publishing, medical technology, and advertising fields. Recent articles include “Writing Greater Hartford’s Civil Rights Past with ConnecticutHistory.org” and “The Dos, Don’ts and Dividends of Collaborating on Digital Projects.” You can follow me on Twitter @cjceglio.
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