This is a lightning talk proposal for Chesapeake DH that I’m putting here so I don’t lose it…


Static site technologies are extremely useful for building durable digital humanities webites. However one of the challenges to this approach can be enabling data curators to easily update content when the data actually needs to change. In this lightning talk I will briefly describe our use of the Gatsby static site generator in combination with Airtable to publish and curate data for a community archive.


Ed Summers works as a software developer at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, and is also a PhD candidate in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. He is interested in tools and practices where archives meet the web, especially issues related to social media and collective memory.