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GU-Q INAF 356 - Gender Politics in African Cultures & Societies

Gender Politics in African Cultures and Societies

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (center) has been a proponent of putting women in positions of power. He's shown participating in a 2010 conference at the nation's Parliament to discuss the role of women.
Photographer: Jason Straziuso/AP

Omeka Project

Final Exhibit Project (Omeka)

Independent research project - your exhibit should reflect knowledge of relevant concepts and issues, in-depth understand and critical thinking, analysis of various sources, structure, clarity of language and attention to detail including references for all photos, videos, and essays used for annotations.

Omeka Project Workflow

Example of a Project Workflow for Omeka


Choosing a topic and conducting research

  1. Select a topic for your project and conduct background research on that topic
  2. Develop a thematic outline for your project. Outline the story you want to tell and think about what types of multimedia you will need to tell it.
  3. Conduct research on multimedia content for your topic - including the use of library resources
  4. Select your multimedia and save it for uploading to Omeka later. (keep in mind things like image quality and resolution, etc.)
  5. Develop the metadata information for your selected multimedia content


Working with the Omeka software

  1. Create an Omeka collection that includes your identity (ex. St. Clair Drake - Robert Laws)
  2. Add at least 15 items (including metadata and media file/link) to Omeka as part of your collection.
  3. Select a subset of 12 items to use in your final exhibit project
  4. Construct your exhibit - adding items and captions to guide a viewer through the exhibit