The Brownsville History Intern will acquire project management skills within a collaborative digital humanities environment, comprehend fundamentals and purpose of transcribing manuscript content for improved online discoverability and usability, and enhance curatorial skills including identifying engaging themes, conducting historical research, and conveying stories through writing and image. Intern will work collaboratively with a team including TNC staff and academic partners.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Mapping family relationships of enslaved people, resulting in a visual representation that illustrates the data
- Transcribing handwritten notes from the Upshur Family papers that contain genealogical details of enslaved people
- Conduct research (primarily online) to highlight personal narratives of the people enslaved at Brownsville
- Creation of a creative final project to highlight findings
- Does not supervise any staff, but will work collaboratively with supervisor, other TNC staff and an academic mentor