InstitutionUniversity of Toronto
Zotero usernameJo Sharma
Via my online Eastern Himalaya Research Network, I am working with UTSC's digital librarians on a new digital project titled 'DIGITAL DARJEELING' which aims at collaborative partnerships to showcase my own research on cultural encounters of mobility and intimate histories of the Eastern Himalayas (particularly the British imperial hill-stations of Darjeeling and Kalimpong in India) and link it to local partners, community groups, students, and other researchers, as part of a larger public history endeavour to move academic history beyond the classroom and reach out to Global South historical subjects who otherwise have little knowledge or say in which scholars say or write about them. For eg: I plan to use Zotero to create shared libraries with interested individuals such as students in Global South universities who either hail from or are working on this region, and our Drupal website for online sharing rare vernacular printed materials with the families who made them available to us, Leaflet to culturally map the places and people we discuss, and online forums and social media to promote crowdtranslating of vernacular materials and so on.
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