Although just a few years ago Tara McPherson bemoaned the lack of diversity in the digital humanities in her groundbreaking article “Why Are the Digital Humanities So White?” digital scholarly activities that approach race as a central concern have become integral to a vibrant and expanding field.
The Equality Lab at William and Mary is organizing a three-day conference on Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities. The planned roster of speakers includes Gabrielle Foreman, Jessica Marie Johnson, Moya Bailey, Marisa Parham, Angel Nieves, Pamela Z, Roopika Risam, Stephen Robertson, Jacqueline Wernimont, Rob Nelson, Amanda Phillips, Fiona Barnett, Lauren Tilton, and many others.
Panels and roundtables will include sessions on “Race, Digital Humanities, and the Region,” “Trust, Memorialization, and Community Participation,” “Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities,” “American Studies and Digital Humanities,” and “Queer Digital Humanities.”
This unique William and Mary event, organized as part of the 50th Anniversary of African Americans in Residence on campus with the support of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, the American Studies Program, the Omohundro Institute, the Sharpe Community Scholars Program, and many other partners honors the university’s commitment to 21st century inclusion efforts.
Please contact Elizabeth Losh at lizlosh [at] wm [dot] edu with any questions about this event.