UDC Talks: 2017 Bold Ideas for Dix Park @Noon - October 18

Join us for the UDC Talks in Downtown Raleigh @Noon!
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The Raleigh Urban Design Center (UDC) and the Dix Park Conservancy invites you to join us.

Wednesday, October 18 | @Noon
COR Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh

Robert C. Allen - James Logan Godfrey Distinguished Professor of American Studies
Faculty Lead, Community Histories Workshop
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

It follows the extraordinary story of the first female patient at the N.C. Insane Asylum (which eventually became Dix Hospital), Annie M. Kirkland, who was admitted March 1, 1856. The project starts with the record of Annie Kirkland’s admission, recently made available by the N.C. State Archives. It demonstrates the ability of scholars and the general public to recover the lives of thousands of patients and patient families who came to “Dix Hill” across the first half century of the hospital’s operation.

Robert C. Allen is the James Logan Godfrey Professor of American Studies and Director of the Community Histories Workshop at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books and digital projects on the cultural and social history of the U.S. have won national awards. UNC has recognized his teaching and community engagement through the Tanner Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Harvey Award for Advancing Institutional Priorities, respectively. He is currently the Principal Investigator for Rocky Mount Mills: From Adaptive Reuse to Public Engagement, a community history and archiving initiative funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.