Public Engagement

  • The act of inviting the public to substantially contribute to project work. In the practice of editing and recovery, public engagement may include involving the public in the conceptualization of the project, crowd-sourcing transcriptions or annotations, and more.

Recorded Events


  • About the eLabs Website Launch

    We would like to take a moment to introduce you to what you can find on our site today and what you can expect to find on it in the coming months.

What People Say

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From the beginning, the Papers of Martin Van Buren has used undergraduate students on the project to help support Cumberland University’s mission of providing them with “a contemporary liberal arts education.” We are committed to giving students the opportunity to make an original contribution to the historical field. The one-on-one training and mentorship in which project staff engage also prepare students to practice equitable collegiality in their future careers.

Mark Cheathem, Papers of Martin Van Buren