We have four types of rooms: [Student] [Course] [Departmental] [Partnered] Not all rooms have, or will ever have, digital content within them.
1 Let us begin with the [Student] leaders who pursue(d) their independent endeavors. Ashley Ip and Yashita Kandhari, both in the Davidson class of 2022, spent a year amplifying untold stories in their oral history project titled A History of Asians and Asian Studies at Davidson. Cathy Xu, in the Davidson class of 2021, investigated radical potential of imagination in an oral history and visual arts project titled The Imaginary and Love: Women and Non-Binary BIPOC Futures. Michaela Gibbons, in the Davidson class of 2022, assists Davidson Greek lettered organizations in revitalizing their digital archives with Patterson Court Collections.
2 We also support(ed) faculty [Course] work in various semester long activities. In the FALL of 2020: The Africana Capstone (AFR 495) group brought new perspectives to photographs of Black life in Picturing Black Study at Davidson College & the students in Race, Religion, and Donald Trump (SOC 102) explored their personal and familial histories within deeper political contexts. In the SPRING of 2021: A class in the Dance Department (DAN 252) experimented with Activating Davidson’s Submerged Histories through an investigation of History, Memory, Performance, Place. & Two separate classes centered untold stories in the creation of Artist's Books (ART 344), and Filmmaking (ENG 211). & In the continuous mission to reckon with the college's history of enslavement (ANT 380) arose The Enslaved People of Beaver Dam: A Community Archeology Project.
3 We joined the momentum of several [Departmental] endeavors such as the founding and launch of the Department of Public Health & the Department of Theatre's production Unveiled and Unvarnished: Original Stories of Racism and Intolerance Amongst Us.
4 In the room of [Partnered] projects, we support work that existed long before us such as Inclusive Histories at Davidson College in which historical primary source essays are written, the Davidson Microaggressions Project for raising awareness and educational materials about the presence and impact of micro-aggressions, & an ever-growing relationship with the Van/Every Smith Galleries.