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How to Decolonize the Digital Humanities: Or a Practical Guide

April 14, 2017
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library

“Responding to digital humanities’ issues with openness, race, disability, LGBTQ, feminist, and other kinds of non-normative bodies, Dorothy Kim will outline a set of practical steps to #decolonizeDH, or to make it less white, heteropatriarchal, male, and ableist. What are the field, departmental, and institutional steps to decolonize the digital humanities? What are the considerations that must be addressed in terms of politics, local action, education, and resistance?”

Dorothy Kim is an Assistant Professor of English at Vassar College. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA’s English Department. She was a 2013-2014 Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies where she finished a monograph entitled Jewish/Christian Entanglements: Ancrene Wisse and its Material Worlds (under contract with the University of Toronto press). She also has another book, Whiteness and Medieval Studies (under contract with ArcPress). She is also editing a volume with Jesse Stommel (University of Wisconsin, Madison) on Disrupting the Digital Humanities (forthcoming, punctum books) that discusses the marginal methodologies and critical diversities in the digital humanities. She has received Faculty Fellowships from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada for DHSI 2009, 2014, 2015 for training and certification in TEI/XML encoding, ARC/Collex, and Linked Open Data. She has participated in a Mellon-funded Mellon 23 liberal arts college conference on “Digital Archivalism.” And she has been part of an Inter-Institutional Mellon Grant on “Archives that Count,” which considered non-traditional digital humanities data.

This event is co-sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Digital Humanities, the Digital Scholarship Lab, Department of Art & Art History, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, Department of English, Film & Media Studies, and Department of Modern Languagues & Cultures.

Category: Digital Humanities Lunches