Public Lecture: Beyond the White Digital Humanities

Public Lecture: Beyond the White Digital Humanities
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage at the University of Houston invites you to a Digital Humanities lecture by
 
Trevor Muñoz
Interim Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research
University of Maryland
 

Public lecture: “Beyond the White Digital Humanities”
Friday, October 12
10:00 am-11:30 am
Arte Público Press
Energy Research Park (ERP), Building 19
University of Houston (See attached map and directions)
*Lunch refreshments provided
*Free parking
*We will live-tweet the event using #usLdh and livestream the video on our Facebook page

Abstract
This talk will reflect on the experience of being part of a team developing and managing the African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities (AADHum) initiative at the University of Maryland, and will sketch elements of a conceptual framework for other projects considering similar work. A relational lens clarifies how the notorious elusiveness of a definition of DH enables but also holds back attempts to move beyond a white digital humanities. Considered in this light, management, administration and organizational structure of DH work are important sites for critical and feminist theoretical interventions.

 
About Muñoz:
Muñoz is Interim Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research at the University of Maryland Libraries. He works to foster digital projects that involve close collaboration between librarians, archivists and other digital humanities researchers. As part of this work, he has written, spoken and consulted about the strategic opportunities and challenges of doing digital humanities work within the institutional and cultural structures of academic research libraries. Muñoz holds an MA in Digital Humanities from the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London and an MS in Library and Information Science from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He currently serves as a co-Principal Investigator for the “African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities” (AADHum) initiative.

About the US Latino Digital Humanities program :
The US Latino Digital Humanities (USLDH) program serves as a venue for scholarship focused on the US Latino written legacy that has been lost, absent, repressed or underrepresented. The USLDH project provides a physical space for the development, support and training in digital humanities projects using the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage collection; promotes and fosters interdisciplinary scholarly work; provides a communal virtual space to share knowledge and projects related to Latino digital humanities; and establishes a Latino digital humanities hub.

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