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Complicating the Whiteness of Digital Humanities: The Deep History of Black DH

"While projects focused on Black culture, texts and artifacts are not as rare as they once were there remains a lack of understanding of the rich and deep histories of Black DH and its impact on the field. Sharon Leon’s foundation chapter, “Complicating a ‘Great Man’ Narrative of Digital History in the United States,” serves as a model of the necessary documentation that scholars must compile of alternative histories of digital humanities. Accordingly, this talk will document a deep dig into the ecology of digital humanities, centering Black DH work in the field. Among the scholars’ work discussed will be Abduhl Alkalimat, creator of e-black studies, Bryan Carter, Virtual Harlem, Marilyn Miller Thomas-Houston, iBlack Studies and co-editor of the multi-media journal Fire!!, Ronald Bailey, who developed and and Afro Publishing without Walls, and Maryemma Graham, History of Black writing."

This event is part of a series co-hosted by UCL Center for Digital Humanities and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford.

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May 12, 2021 to May 21, 2021 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Event type: Seminar