Tropy is a free, open-source desktop application designed to help researchers organize and describe the photos they take in archives in intuitive and useful ways. It allows users to group photos of research materials, annotate images, add metadata, export to other applications, and easily search their collections.
In many humanities and social sciences departments, faculty both assign students to do primary-source research for class and also supervise advanced students writing theses or dissertations from primary sources. Part of the work of doing archival research is knowing what to do with it once you have it, and students seek out faculty to ask their advice on this problem.
This workshop is intended for those who teach students about archival research and historical methods; all are welcome. The workshop will be roughly two hours, and will introduce you to Tropy, both how it works and how to incorporate it into the classroom.
Megan Brett, ABD
Digital History Associate
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
George Mason University
Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: CST 360C