On Friday, October 23rd, Digital Puerto Rican Studies: Social Scholarship, Mapping, and Archives presented four digital projects that contribute to Puerto Rican Studies and provide resources for broad public audiences. The hashtag #DigitalPRStudies was created for the purpose of sharing the event on social media.

This event was sponsored by LASA Puerto Rico.

About the participation projects:

The event started with an introduction to the newly updated Puerto Rico Syllabus website, highlighting it’s new accessibility and user-centered focus. Full English to Spanish translations will be available soon. 

We then got to experience the collaborative work of Proyecto historias orales cayey: Vivencias y resistencias. This project is a virtual interactive exhibit created by the Colectivo Casco Urbano de Cayey that maps oral histories with women about the urban hub of Cayey, Puerto Rico.

Projecto historias orales de Cayey: Vivencias y resistencias

Afterward, we learned about the expansion and development of the CAMs (Centros de Apoyo Mutuo) throughout Puerto Rico from the project, Visualizando el Apoyo Mutuo: Solidaridad en Acción. This interactive story map is created by Jacqueline Villarrubia and Roberto Vélez-Vélez and uses images, audio, and text to highlight the Centros de Apoyo Mutuo in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Visualizando el Apoyo Mutuo: Solidaridad en Acción

The event concluded with the The Digital Library of the Caribbean-Archivo Histórico de Vieques. This resource documents the socio-historical processes of Vieques, Puerto Rico from the perspective of the people and community struggle through the use of primary sources, some going as far back as 1917!

Digital Library of the Caribbean- Archivo Histórico de Vieques