This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to use Omeka, a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka can be easily adapted for use by both individuals and groups to publish scholarship, share collections, mount digital exhibits, and build learning modules for use in the classroom.
This workshop will be led by Jon Olsen, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UMass. Professor Olsen teaches courses on German and European history, but also offers courses on digital history, comparative memory, and other areas of public history. Before coming to UMass, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at George Mason University and worked at the Center for History and New Media where he served as the editor of an Omeka-based e-learning website commemorating the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe (http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989).