Digital Paxton: Digital Collection, Critical Edition, and Teaching Platform

Public Outreach

While Digital Paxton is intended to serve scholars, it is by design a public digital humanities project. To that end, Digital Paxton is accessible through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Digital History Projects, the Library Company of Philadelphia Digital Humanities, and the Fordham University Digital Collaborative.

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To promote public engagement, Will Fenton regularly presents the project to a range of audiences at a host of different platforms, including the American Studies Association, HASTAC, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Modern Language Association, NYCDH, PhillyDH, Society of Early Americanists, and Philadelphia Archives Month. The project has been featured in the American QuarterlyCommon-place, Education WeekJournal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY, and numerous other platforms.

In some instances, public engagement has made Digital Paxton more complete. For example, a collaboration with students and faculty at Shepherd and Loyola University enabled a new crowdsourced transcription project, and a Spring 2017 exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia has been integrated into the project as a key historical framework.

To explore the project's public history, click through the timeline below. You may use the arrow to the right to cycle ahead, or click on any milestone title to access the original article. We will continue new events and publications as they become available. If you know of an opportunity for public engagement, please share it with the editor using the Contact page.

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