HIA is pleased to announce four new History in Action Project Award (HAPA) recipients for Fall 2016: Rebecca Glade, Harun Buljina, and Devon Golaszewski.
Rebecca Glade, a first-year Ph.D. student in African history successfully received HIA funding for her project to create a photo archive to compile historic photographs from different periods for Khartoum University. In December, she will be laying the groundwork for the establishment of the archive, including the creation of an archival storage system to be housed at Khartoum University’s History Department library, as well as the establishment of a digital archive. As part of that, the project will create a digital display of photographs from the period of early independence that will both provide context and information on this period, as well as serve as a way to raise awareness of the larger archive project.
Harun Buljina, a sixth-year Ph.D. student focusing on the late- and post-Ottoman Balkan region, will be working as a Research Assistant at the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He sees this opportunity to not only acquire professional skills but to also put his historical training to the test. He will help organize the museum’s growing oral history archive and develop an associated mobile phone application. Joining the museum team of scholars as its inaugural historian, Harun is excited for the museum to inhabit a physical location in the city center and to serve its community.
Devon Golaszewski is a fourth-year doctoral student who studies the history of gender and sexuality, and the history of medicine, in 20th century francophone West Africa. She along with her research partner, Oumou Sidibe, will provide research and technical assistance to survey, preserve, and publicize the personal paper collections of Independence-era Malian nationalist and feminist activists. Then they will develop and present lectures at the University of Bamako on Gender history and archival research. From these public events, they will recruit Malian undergraduate students to serve as Research Assistants in cataloging the private archives of women involved in nationalist and feminist activism in Mali in the 1950s-1960s.