I recently received the Women in Technology Award from the Initiatives for Women foundation at the University at Albany. IFW is a fantastic organization that awards grants mainly in support of the educational and professional goals of women. I am so grateful for their hard work and inspiring stories, and particularly to Kathy Turek, the sponsor of the Women in Technology Award.
This grant will help fund my summer course through the University of Maryland iSchool, “Follow the Fringe: Documentation and Preservation of Cultural Movements in Media” held on location at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland this August. In the past I have studied literature, Shakespeare, and theatre arts during a semester abroad in London, and worked on a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (a.k.a. the Scottish play). As an MSIS student, I am particularly excited about digital humanities, digital archives and the preservation of our cultural heritage. This course will be an excellent opportunity for me to get hands-on experience working with the preservation of digital archival material.