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DH Read: “Archives in the Anthropocene”

This talk by Purdom Lindblad is a great entry point for understanding how the concept of the Anthropocene relates to digital humanities. The “Anthropocene” is a term that refers to our current geological time period, in which human activity has been the main influence on the environment—a time defined by mass extinctions and climate change brought about through our own…

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DH Read: “Weaving, Coding & Storytelling”

In this interview of Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya by Jon Heggestad, Rodriguez Sawaya describes her work in coding and weaving and the relationships she sees between the two, specifically “how these technologies incorporate unique modes of storytelling, and the opportunities for empowerment that they might offer women.” As Rodriguez Sawaya explains, weaving is a physical representation of data; traditional handcrafting is a…

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DH Read: “Resistance, Racialized Violence, and Database Design”

In a post on the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship’s site, Sarah Whitwell explains how she defines resistance for use in a research database. From the post: As Matthew Davis explains, a database is useful as a methodological tool because it does not permit ambiguity. This means that all decisions must be documented and justified. To create the schema for…

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DH Read: “Recap: Scholars for Social Justice Twitter Chat”

On HASTAC, Linda Luu posted a recap of the first Scholars for Social Justice (SSJ) Twitter chat. Taking on the subject of “Racism, Resistance, and Free Speech,” the February 13th chat included invited participants Charlene Carruthers, Cathy Cohen, Alvaro Huerta, Barbara Ransby, C. Riley Snorton, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and was moderated by Jenn Jackson. As Luu explains in the recap: Academia has…

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