Albert A.  Palacios

Albert A. Palacios

Lecturer


Biography

Albert A. Palacios is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin. In this role, he collaborates with faculty, students, librarians, and Latin American partners to develop digital scholarship initiatives, including public lectures, curriculum design, workshops, and digital humanities projects. Previously, he served as the Film Curatorial Assistant at the Harry Ransom Center (2010-2015) where he trained and supervised graduates in the preservation, cataloging, processing, exhibition, and digitization of audiovisual and manuscript collections. He co-directs several digital humanities projects including the NEH-funded “Enabling and Reusing Multilingual Citizen Contributions in the Archival Record”, NEH-AHRC-funded “Unlocking the Colonial Archive: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Indigenous and Spanish American Historical Collections”, the Primeros Libros de las Américas project, and the Title VI-funded LLILAS Benson Curriculum resource.

Degrees

Ph.D., Latin American History
M.A., Latin American Studies
M.S., Information Studies
B.A., Anthropology
B.Architecture (1st Professional Degree)

Areas Of Specialization

Digital Humanities
Book history (Mexico & Peru)
Museum Studies
Preservation Administration
Architectural History
Spanish Borderlands History

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabusNotes
2024SpringINF 388EHistorical Museums: Context and Practice
2023FallINF 385SDigital Libraries
2022FallINF 385SDigital Libraries