A three-day symposium on Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities organized by the Equality Lab at William and Mary will highlight the digital scholarship and digital creativity of people of color. 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.” From digitizing records on slavery, colonialism, and 19th century political organizing by free and fugitive Blacks to composing Afrofuturist science fiction, digital music, and hashtag activism, the contributions of scholars of African-American history and culture to the digital humanities have been significant. Speakers include Moya Bailey, Marcia Chatelain, Gabrielle Foreman, Jessica Marie Johnson, Rob Nelson, Angel David Nieves, Marisa Parham, Amanda Phillips, Roopika Risam, Stephen Robertson, Catherine Steele, Lauren Tilton, Jacqueline Wernimont, and many others. Many sessions of this event will be live-streamed. More information is at http://oieahc.wm.edu/conferences/supported/race.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, October 28, 2017 (All day)