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The 1947 Partition Archive
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Berkeley
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http://www.1947partitionarchive.org/
Description
The CrowdHistory platform will adapt techniques in Citizen Journalism to develop a mobile app that trains and allows Citizen Historians (volunteers) to record and share video based oral histories of elders who witnessed the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan. The mobile app will automate and rapidly expand the impact of an existing "paper and pen" process that has gained traction globally. Future iterations of the application can easily be generalized to record oral histories of anyone and for any event, thus enabling the recording of the people's history of the world. Essentially, anyone, anywhere can record and publicly share oral histories which are also text searchable and tagged for global events across time and geography.
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