Finding Data Sources in Caribbean Studies: An 'Exploring the Caribbean in DH' workshop

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August 12, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Graduate Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, World History / Studies


Announcing the fourth workshop of the Digital Library of the Caribbean’s Exploring the Caribbean in DH workshop series:


Finding data sources in Caribbean Studies
August 12, 10am-12:00pm EDT
Facilitated by Dr. Alex Gil


In this workshop we will be collectively building a bibliography of data sources for Caribbean Studies. In order to do so, we will learn advanced searching techniques and explore vast information landscapes in search of the data sources and documents we need. The searching techniques will include the use of advanced computational search operators and the specifics of data set searches. The information landscapes we will look at break with the binaries between primary and secondary sources, scholarly and cultural sources, and public and private sources. We will then learn how to do research collectively, as instead of as individuals. The workshop will be concluded by this collective exercise in “crowdsourcing” of a meta-bibliography—a bibliography of source sets—for Caribbean Studies.


This workshop will be held via Zoom. There is no cost to join, but advance registration is required. To register, please click here: REGISTER.



The Exploring the Caribbean in DH workshop series is organized by the Digital Library of the Caribbean. Details regarding the full series are available at:


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