About the Arawwwak Project

This wesbite is for all those who are interested in Antigua/Barbuda and its history. We are calling it a “community archive” because it has been created for and by the Antiguan/Barbudan community. First, the photographs, documents, papers, video, and sound files that will make up the collection come from the community—they have been donated by Antiguans and Barbudans, some long gone, who saw the importance of preserving the history of both islands. Second, anyone in the community (or beyond), no matter where they are in the world, can access the archive for free. And third, anyone in the community can contribute to the archive by uploading their own files and sharing them with others.

How to use the archive: You can search the archive without registering, but if you want to download or upload files, you will need to register. We ask for no personal information, but we need to be able to keep track of how the archive is being used. Be sure to write down the log in and password you choose.

About the site: This is a project of the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College/Columbia University. ILT has long been interested in exploring the ways in which digital technologies can be used to widen access to material that was previously inaccessible, as well as to build community through collaborative efforts. The project is directed by Dr. Susan Lowes, Director of Research and Evaluation at ILT. Dr. Lowes is an anthropologist who did her fieldwork in Antigua and provided the initial collection. The site was designed by Guillermo Creus, Webmaster at ILT, and Marty Jacobson, who received his M.A. in Instructional Design from Teachers College in June 2005.

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