Public lecture: Challenges of Designing for Diversity

Public lecture: Challenges of Designing for Diversity
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage at the University of Houston invites you to a Digital Humanities lecture by

Julia Flanders, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice, Director of the Digital Scholarship Group
Northeastern University

Public lecture: "Challenges of Designing for Diversity"
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
4:00pm-5:30pm

Arte Público Press
Energy Research Park (ERP), Building 19
University of Houston (See attached map and directions)
*Lunch provided
*Free parking
*We will live-tweet the event using #usLdh and livestream the video on our Facebook page

Abstract
The digital humanities toolset is a resistant element in the field’s intensified focus on social justice. Reflecting on Northeastern University’s recent “Design for Diversity” initiative, this talk will explore some of the most challenging and invisibly influential parts of that toolset: the infrastructural space occupied by repositories, content management systems, and information standards. How can our tools—and the human systems through which they are developed and used—enact a more open and equitable version of cultural information management for digital scholarship?

About Flanders
Dr. Flanders is Professor of Practice at Northeastern University and the Director of the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library, where she also directs the Women Writers Project and the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service. She also serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly. She is the co-editor, with Fotis Jannidis, of "The Shape of Data in the Digital Humanities" (forthcoming from Routledge).

About the USLDH 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 program 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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