Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


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Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location:  206 Ingraham Hall
"Crowdsourcing Oral Histories: A New Approach to Public History and Gathering Data" Guneeta Singh Bhalla (Founder and Executive Director, The 1947 Partition Archive). In this spring lectures series talk, I will discuss the recent interventions made by The 1947 Partition Archive in documenting a significant yet much-silenced moment in history, the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan, through the use of crowdsourcing techniques that utilize modern technology. I will demonstrate how our platform has enabled documentation at a global scale in a short amount of time, while democratizing the preservation of historical memory.

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