Public lecture: Indigeneity, Open Access, and the Digital Humanities

Public lecture: Indigeneity, Open Access, and the Digital Humanities
Friday, November 9, 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

Jennifer Guiliano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Public lecture: "Indigeneity, Open Access, and the Digital Humanities"
Friday, November 9, 2018

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

This talk highlights how the digital humanities open access data effort is inadequate and potentially perilous when considering not just the existence of Native American and Indigenous collections but also their troubled status as colonial artifacts. Prof. Guiliano argues that the rhetoric and practice of the open access data movement obscures both Native and Indigenous agency and sovereignty in determining the use of community materials as well as the role of technical determinism and automated computational access (e.g. APIs) in proliferating the violence of colonial archives on Native communities.

About Guiliano
Dr. Guiliano currently holds a position as Associate Professor in the Department of History and affiliated faculty in both Native American Studies and American Studies at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is co-director of the Humanities Intensive Teaching + Learning Initiative (HILT) and co-author with Simon Appleford of, a resource for digital humanities project development.

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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