Projects and Courses

Using Digital Repositories to Teach DH and Caribbean Studies

Dr. Schuyler Esprit (University of the West Indies, Antigua and Barbuda)

Project Goals

  • To develop academic methodologies that incorporate research, technology, and community work.
  • To build an internship program that gives students experience with formal DH academic research, programming and coding, and creating projects that contribute to online repositories, K-12 content, and social change in local communities.

Outcomes & Deliverables

  • Students in the Create Caribbean internship program at Dominica State College build professional skills and collaborations, and contribute to digital research projects across many disciplines.
  • A redesign of the Caribbean classroom and Caribbean Studies pedagogy.


Presentation slides

Schuyler’s slides from the 2019 institute

Create Caribbean

Create Caribbean Research Institute website

Digital projects

Developed by Create Caribbean staff and interns

Projects and Courses

Caribbean Diaspora & Carnival

Nadjah Ríos-Villarini and Mirerza González (University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras)

Panorama of Carnival Practices aims to explore migration and the Caribbean diaspora through the lens of cultural practices related to Carnival.

Project Goals

  • To design and develop an interactive webpage with curated content about mobility (of people culture, ideas, etc.) in Carnival.
  • To engage scholars from Linguistics, Performance, Music, History, Communication, Library Studies and Digital Humanities in the planning of reliable and affordable archiving, and preserving and disseminating practices.

Participants attend four workshops to identify project materials and DH support, assess technical aspects, review funding options and draft proposals, and develop a two year work plan.

Outcomes & Deliverables

Collections added to archives, maintaining collaborative networks through oral history and family history archives projects.


Nadjah & Mirerza’s presentation

Dr. Ríos Villarini and Dr. González offered an overview of their work during the institute.

Caribbean Diaspora project website

The website includes an overview of each project phase, meeting reports, and the original grant proposal.

Caribbean Diaspora dLOC collection

The project collection includes photos, articles, research papers, and other materials in Spanish and English.

Archivo Histórico de Vieques

The Vieques Historical Archives (AHV) supports the documentation and preservation of audiovisual materials and artifacts related to the history, development, and sociocultural struggles of the island of Vieques off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico.

Culebra Digital Community Archive

The Digital Community Archive for Culebra, founded by the Culebra Foundation, promotes the preservation and sharing of information on the island municipality of Culebra, through photos, artifacts, maps and documents.

Archivo de Respuestas Emergencias de Puerto Rico (AREPR)

Omeka site supporting and showcasing the work and knowledge production of grassroots community organizations in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters.