A Journal of the Plague Year
Project Description

The COVID-19 digital archive, A Journal of the Plague Year, is a collaborative international effort to crowdsource digital artifacts, ephemera, and first-person accounts of the global experience of COVID-19. Modeled after the pioneering September 11 Digital Archive and the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, this digital public archive is creating a historical record of the pandemic as it unfolds. The archive provides meaningful opportunities to learn how history is preserved and produced. Students can explore the archive as it unfolds, analyze its strengths and weaknesses, and discuss the ethical, practical, and political dimensions of digital repositories and historical collections.

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Associate Professor
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Northeastern University
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v.cain [at] northeastern.edu

Boston, Massachusetts, USA