Digital Humanities Projects
Legacies of Labor
This project highlights the stories of Lebanese mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts from 1890 to 1950. Over one-third of early Lebanese immigrants worked in American mills and factories yet their experiences have often been overshadowed by the story of Lebanese merchants and peddlers. This project works to uncover the rich stories of Lebanese-American industrial workers in a bustling New England mill town.
Syrians in New York: Mapping Movement
This project traces New York City’s Syrian/Lebanese immigrants across three decades to examine important historical questions.
Migration and Health
Using death certificates of Lebanese-Americans from 19 states, this project examines how migration impacted the health of immigrants.
Preserving Family History Workshops
Staff travel to Lebanese communities around the country to train individuals how to record and preserve their family history.
In collaboration with NC State University, we are undertaking a research survey aimed at understanding philanthropy trends within the Lebanese Diaspora. (By philanthropy we mean the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially--but not exclusively--by the generous donation of money to good causes). This survey is for scientific purposes only, it is completely anonymous and confidential, and its results will be used to help the Lebanese Diaspora share its talents, time and resources. This survey is not affiliated with any political or religious organization.
Ameen Rihani Speech
In collaboration with the Rihani Museum in Freike, Lebanon, the center has digitized and remastered a 1937 speech by Ameen Rihani.
- Mapping “Syrian-American” Businesses in 1908 ~ Based on “The Syrian Business Directory,” published by Salloum Mokarzel and H.F. Otash in 1908, this project maps business owners in the U.S. and Lebanon. This project was a pre-curser to “Mapping the Mahjar: Phase 1.”
- K-12 North Carolina Educational Curriculum ~ This curriculum is designed to accompany the documentary Cedars in the Pines, and the former traveling exhibition also entitled, Cedars in the Pines.