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The WWI Diary of Albert Huet
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Huet, Hélène
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This poster focuses on: translating and mapping the digitized diary of Albert Huet, which recounts his experience as a WWI soldier between 1916 and 1918. Using StoryMapJS from Knightlab to connect each location to a specific page in the diary and provide short French and English explanations of what occurred at these locations. Tracing the use of this resource as a primary source text in History courses across the US.
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Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Hélène Huet.
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This poster was presented during the 2020 UNF Digital Projects Showcase.

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The World War I Diary of Albert Huet HŽlne Huet, European Studies Librarian, University of Florida Albert Huet • ! Born on December 14, 1897 in a small village in Normandy, France. • ! In 1916, he was drafted into mandatory military service in the French Army. • ! After a brief period of training, Albert was deployed to the Ardennes front, a dangerous combat zone. • ! He would serve in the trenches until 1918, when he was severely injured in a gas attack. • ! While recovering, the Armistice was declared in November 1918 Ð but not before most of his regiment was massacred by a German assault. • ! In the 1950's, after being diagnosed with larynx cancer, Albert recounts his WWI experience in a notebook. • ! He dies on November 23, 1977. The Map • ! In 2020, I created a digital map using the tool StoryMapJS from Knightlab . This map is based on Albert's diary, in which he recollected his war experience. Each location connects to a specific page in the diary and for each entry, I provide short explanations in both French and English.! In The Classroom and Online • ! A biography and summary of Albert's account of the war can now be found on ! Collectif de Recherche International et de DŽbat sur la Guerre de 1914-1918 . ! • ! The diary is also listed in the! Diary Index ,!a website designed to serve as a resource for students, scholars, and general readers who are interested in diaries. • ! The diary has been used as a primary source as well as an example of a small DH project in various classes (Wake Forest University, Soka University, Swarthmore College, and Kenyon College). Acknowledgments • ! Digital Support Services, George A. Smathers Libraries • ! Dr. Lynn Palermo, Susquehanna University and her two students, Nicole Grace and Brianna Watson. • ! RŽmy Cazals , UniversitŽ de Toulouse-II Le Mirail • ! Dr. DŽsirŽe Henderson, University of Texas Arlington • ! My family, for their help finding the documents and agreeing to have them shared with the world. • ! Check out the project and more on my website, https://helenehuet.org Photo of Albert Huet as a Soldier https:// ufdc.ufl.edu /IR00009142/00001 The Diary • ! Albert was born in the countryside and his education was minimal. As a result, his grammar and spelling are occasionally irregular.! • ! The diary is accompanied by a transcription of the text as is, a standardized French version of the text, and an English transcription. • ! To make this happen, I collaborated in 2018 with Dr. Lynn E. Palermo, Department of Modern Languages, Susquehanna University and two of her undergraduate students. They translated Albert Huet's diary into English and standardized Albert's idiosyncratic French into standard French. First Page of the Diary Featured on Website https:// helenehuet.org /alberthuets -diary/ ABSTRACT This poster focuses on: translating and mapping the digitized diary of Albert Huet, which recounts his experience as a WWI soldier between 1916 and 1918. Using StoryMapJS from Knightlab to connect each location to a specific page in the diary and provide short French and English explanations of what occurred at these locations. Tracing the use of this resource as a primary source text in History courses across the US. Screenshots of the Mapping Project https:// helenehuet.org / wwi -diary-of-alberthuet -the-map/