“Diversity and Equity in Digital History: A Seminar and Conversation”

“Diversity and Equity in Digital History: A Seminar and Conversation” with Dr. Tamar Carroll (RIT) and Dr. Averill Earls (Mercyhurst University)
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

Organizer: Daniel Gorman Jr., History Ph.D. Candidate, University of Rochester.

Cosponsors: Dept. of History, River Campus Libraries, and Digital Media Studies Program, in conjunction with the HASTAC Scholars Program. HASTAC — Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory — is an initiative of the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Dartmouth College.

Speaker Bios and Presentation Titles

Dr. Tamar Carroll, “Contextualizing Powerful Images: Equity, Inclusion, & Challenges in Narrating Visual History Projects.” Based on the digital project “Whose Streets? Our Streets!: New York City, 1980–2000,” available at www.whosestreets.photo.

Tamar Carroll is Associate Professor and Department Chair, History, RIT, where she also teaches classes in the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences and Museum Studies programs. She is the author of Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty and Feminist Activism (UNC Press: 2015) and co-editor of Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 US Presidential Election (University of Rochester Press: 2018). Her digital projects include the multimedia documentary photography exhibit "Whose Streets? Our Streets!": New York City, 1980-2000, http://www.whosestreets.photo as well as Trans Rochester Speaks, a student-led oral history project, https://www.rit.edu/cla/transrochesterspeaks/. 
 

Dr. Averill Earls, “Explicit: Feminist Digital History Projects in an Academic World.”

Averill Earls is a public historian and an award-winning podcast host living in Buffalo, NY. She is the Executive Producer of DIG: A History Podcast (https://digpodcast.org/), the Layout Editor for Nursing Clio (https://nursingclio.org/), and an Assistant Professor of History at Mercyhurst University. She writes (https://www.averillearls.com/research) about Ireland, sexuality, and teaching for academic venues but also digital history publications like Nursing Clio and Notches (http://notchesblog.com/author/averill-earls/), and she podcasts about everything from Japanese blood type fads to Illuminati French Revolution conspiracies to Victorian imperialism. She speaks regularly about her feminist digital history projects, from academic conferences to local and national publications like @AskHistorians (https://askhistorians.libsyn.com/askhistorians-podcast-126-askhistorians-is-excavating-history-with-dig-a-history-podcast), Buffalo Boss Babes (https://www.buffalobossbabes.com/buffalo-boss-babes/2018/6/15/buffalo-boss-babes-dig-a-history-podcast), and AtBuffalo Magazine (http://www.buffalo.edu/atbuffalo/article-page-summer-2018.host.html/content/shared/www/atbuffalo/articles/Summer-2018/mixed-media/stirring-up-the-past.detail.html).  

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