- Apr 2017
Yet our attempts at gaining community input into the final projects have generated little constructive criticism. A community survey asking for responses to the project website that features various student projects garnered few responses, as have similar invitations we have issued on social media. Those who have contacted us have been supportive of the digital work we have done, but our hopes for engaged and sustained dialogue about the neighborhood’s past, present, and future have yet to materialize.
This feel very familiar based on my experience with digital history projects in Baltimore. I think we need to reconsider the methodologies that many historians try to use in soliciting collaborative feedback and keep experimenting until we find methods that work.