Schedule

Opening Remarks and Introductions.  8:30-8:45AM
Joshua Gisemba Bagaka’s, Professor of Education Research Design, Cleveland State University

Session 1.  8:45-10:15AM
CSU project team members introduce MaCleKi, a National Endowment for the Humanities funded mobile app project in Kenya, and discuss project’s goals, progress, and prospects.

Meshack Owino, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Cleveland State University
Erin J. Bell, M.L.I.S., Technology Director, Center for Public History + Digital Humanities, Cleveland State University
J. Mark Souther, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Director, Center for Public History + Digital Humanities, Cleveland State University

Session 2.  10:30AM-12:00PM
Maseno University project team members provide their perspective on the adoption of MaCleKi as an element in teaching and learning African history through the lens of Kisumu, Kenya.

Gordon Obote Magaga, M.Phil., Chair and Lecturer in History and Archaeology, Maseno University, Kenya
Benard Busaka, M.Phil., Lecturer in History and Archaeology, Maseno University, Kenya
Leonard Odhiambo Obiero, History and Archaeology Major, Maseno University, Kenya

LUNCH (with full-day registration).  12:00-1:00PM

Session 3.  1:15-3:00PM
MaCleKi project advisors share their own experiences developing collaborative, public-facing humanities projects in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and the United States.

Agnes Adhiambo Odinga-Oluoch, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Minnesota State University
Gregory H. Maddox, Ph.D., Professor of History, Dean of the Graduate School, Interim Associate Provost/Associate Vice President for Research, Texas Southern University
Angel David Nieves, Ph.D., Professor of Africana Studies, Co-Director, DH Initiative, Hamilton College
Tom Scheinfeldt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Digital Media, Director of Digital Humanities, University of Connecticut

Session 4.  3:15-4:30PM
Area scholars offer insights learned from public humanities and social sciences research and collaboration in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa.
Kathy Curnow, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art, Cleveland State University
Barbara Hoffman, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Director, Visual Anthropology Center, Cleveland State University
Kefa M. Otiso, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, Bowling Green State University

Closing Remarks.  4:30PM
Joshua Gisemba Bagaka’s, Ph.D.

Welcome and Dean’s Remarks.  4:40PM
Gregory M. Sadlek, Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Reception to follow.