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Storytelling, Archives, and Resilience


Save the Date: “Storytelling, Archives, and Resilience”

A roundtable discussion on remembrance, commemorating five years of "Our Marathon," the Boston Bombing Digital Archive

Monday April 23, 4:30pm with reception to follow

Northeastern University Alumni Center

716 Columbus Avenue, 6th floor


"Storytelling, Archives, and Resilience," marking the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, will commemorate five years of the Our Marathon digital archive and the ways in which collecting, archiving, and sharing memories can facilitate remembrance and healing. Our Marathon was originally founded in April 2013 by faculty and students affiliated with the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and since September 2014 the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University Libraries has managed the site and its long-term migration and preservation.


Join us for a roundtable discussion moderated by Dan Cohen, Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Libraries, and co-director of the 9/11 Digital Archive.


Panelists will be:

  • Ashley Maynor, award-winning filmmaker behind The Story of the Stuff and currently Digital Scholarship Librarian at New York University
  • Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Our Marathon Principal Investigator and currently Professor of English at Northeastern University
  • Kristi Girdharry, the Our Marathon Oral History Project Manager and currently Assistant Professor of English at Johnson and Wales University
  • Jim McGrath, Co-director of the Our Marathon project and currently post-doctoral Fellow in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University.


Please RSVP, and we hope to see you there.

Monday, April 23, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
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