Digital Humanities Projects

Lebanese American Public Opinion | 2020

Angele Hobeich Kmeid-Ellis Collection

In this project, The Khayrallah Center explores in depth, a unique collection of letters from immigrant Angele Hobeiche Kmeid-Ellis to her family in Lebanon, through digital storytelling, a pod-cast, and a digitized archival collection.

Collaborative Projects

Past Projects

  • Ameen Rihani Preservation Project ~ In collaboration with the Rihani Museum in Freike, Lebanon, the center digitized and remastered a 1937 speech by Ameen Rihani. In addition, the center is digitizing a large portion of the museum's archival holdings.
  • Preserving Family History Workshops ~ From 2016 to 2018, Khayrallah Center staff traveled to Lebanese communities around the country and trained individuals how to record and preserve their family history.
  • Philanthropy Survey ~ In collaboration with NC State University, the Khayrallah Center undertook a research survey aimed at understanding philanthropy trends within the Lebanese Diaspora.
  • 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