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Saturday Action Shots

Our teams are hard at work planning and researching!

Madeleine Roberts and Ofir  Golan looking at post cards from the Rubenstein Special Collections.

Madeleine Roberts and Ofir Golan looking at post cards from the Rubenstein Special Collections.

Team Heretics Member examining North Carolina state asylum documents.

Kay Zhang pages through primary sources in Rubenstein.

Kay Zhang pages through primary sources in Rubenstein.

History Hackers hard at work in Rubenstein.

History Hackers hard at work in Rubenstein.

Historical Faction works diligently discussing the history of medicine. From left to right: Cheenu Tiwari, Nidhila Masha, Heather Zhou, Mustafa Fattah.

Historical Faction works diligently discussing the history of medicine. From left to right: Cheenu Tiwari, Nidhila Masha, Heather Zhou, Mustafa Fattah.

Friday Photos

Steering Committee Member Bill Sharman and the Poster in The Edge 121

Steering Committee Member Bill Sharman and the Poster in The Edge 121

Two undergraduate History Hackers taking part in our orientation on Friday.

History Hackers Kay Zhang and Sonny Byun taking part in our orientation on Friday.

Team Heretics contemplates their project direction.

The Heretics team members contemplate their project direction.

Thanks to Carson Holloway for the photos!

2015 Schedule

Location: The Edge, Room 121

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
10:00am – 10:00pm

10:00am – The HistoryHackathon officially begins; teams meet in the Digital Workshop Room in The Edge to sign in, discuss their projects, and plan their approach

5:00pm – Rubenstein Library closes.

6:00pmOpening Ceremony and Light Dinner in the Edge Workshop Room

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
10:00am – 10:00pm

10:00am – Second day of the HistoryHackathon begins

1:00pm – Rubenstein Library opens

5:00pm – Rubenstein Library closes for the weekend; students begin the creation phase of their projects

6:00pmCheck-In Pizza Party at The Edge

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
10:00am – 11:00pm

10:00am – Final day of the HistoryHackathon begins

7:00pm – Countdown begins! Dinner and refreshments served

8:00pm – Home Stretch! Energy bars and caffeine served

11:00pm – Final projects due and group check-in at The Edge

A note to teams: your final projects will be submitted via an application form provided in person at the HistoryHackathon. These must be returned by a team member, with information on how to access the project if it is digital or online, before 11:00pm on Sunday, October 25.

New Sponsor: Undergraduate Research Support Office

Many thanks to Ron Grunwald and Deborah Wahl at the Duke Undergraduate Research Support Office for signing on as a co-sponsor of our event. Their contribution will be put toward material support of our undergraduate researchers during their archival work and project creation.

The Edge is on board

The Edge has officially pledged their space for our event! We are excited to have them as collaborators, and hope that undergraduates will be able to use the space’s fantastic technical capabilities to their max. More details soon to follow.

Sponsors Update

Many thanks to the Rubenstein Library, the Duke History Department, the Duke Libraries system, and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Edward J. Balleisen for their support of our event! We have updated our Sponsors page to reflect their contributions. We are still in search of sponsors to ensure vibrant student participation, but we are well on our way to an excellent History Hackathon!

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