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CCNMTL to Feature Marable's Digital Projects at Memorial Conference

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A four-day conference hosted by Columbia to commemorate the eminent historian Manning Marable will include a presentation of innovative digital projects developed by Marable and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.

A presentation on Marable's work with CCNMTL, titled “Digital Humanities Beyond the Classroom: The Education of Manning Marable,” will take place Saturday, April 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room at Low Memorial Library.

CCNMTL senior program specialist Mark Phillipson and two of Marable’s former graduate research assistants, Zaheer Ali and Megan Marcelin, will speak about Marable's innovative use of digital tools for pedagogy and his expansion of academic resources into the public. These projects include The Autobiography of Malcolm X Multimedia Study Environment, which Marable credited as a basis for his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Malcolm X.

A website has been created to accompany the presentation and provides an overview of Marable’s digital projects. Many of these resources are available for Columbia students and faculty.

The conference, “A New Vision of Black Freedom: the Manning Marable Memorial Conference,” is scheduled for April 26-29 and is sponsored by The Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University (IRAAS) and the Ford Foundation.

Related news:
May-09-2011: Malcolm X Multimedia Study Environment Revisited
Feb-27-2005: Malcolm X MSE Article in SOULS
Feb-22-2005: The Autobiography of Malcolm X MSE in the Spectator
Jan-18-2005: CCNMTL Releases The Autobiography of Malcolm X MSE