Connie L. Lester and Finding Regional History
In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Connie L. Lester, Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Florida. Professor Lester is the Director of Regional Initiative to Collect History, Experiences, and Stories (RICHES) of Central Florida. In operation since 2010, RICHES is a community-centered digital humanities project. As such, it speaks to the potential of the digital humanities to support scholarship about community that might be overlooked. In our conversation we discuss the origins of the project, it evolution, and the possible pathways as it continues to evolve.