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DIGITAL: Story Map for Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities

We’ve got a map!!! Thank you Liz Losh and the team at the Equality Lab for this really amazing visualization of our DH work. Hope to see you all at Race, Memory and the Digital Humanities in a couple of weeks!

“Although just a few years ago Tara McPherson bemoaned the lack of diversity in the digital humanities in her groundbreaking article “Why Are the Digital Humanities So White?” digital scholarly activities that approach race as a central concern have become integral to a vibrant and expanding field.

“A three-day symposium on Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities organized by the Equality Lab at William and Mary will highlight the digital scholarship and digital creativity of people of color. Panels and roundtables will include sessions on “Race, Digital Humanities, and the Region,” “Trust, Memorialization, and Community Participation,” “Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities,” “American Studies and Digital Humanities,” and “Queer Digital Humanities.”

“From digitizing records on slavery, colonialism, and 19th century political organizing by free and fugitive Blacks to composing Afrofuturist science fiction, digital music, and hashtag activism, the contributions of African-American history and culture to the digital humanities have been significant.

“This unique William and Mary event, convened as part of the 50th Anniversary of African Americans in Residence on campus with the support of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the American Studies Program, the Omohundro Institute, the Sharpe Community Scholars Program, the Department of English, the Department of History, William & Mary Libraries, and many other partners honors the university’s commitment to 21st century inclusion efforts.

“Scroll through this story map to learn more about the scholars, researchers, and activists who will be participating in this year’s symposium. The golden circles on the adjacent, adjustable map represent sites that have shaped each speaker’s research and work. Click on each point to learn more.”

View it here: Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities