Complicating the whiteness of Digital Humanities: Deep History of Black DH

Wed, 12 May 2021 17:00 – 19:00 BST

Amy E. Earhart (Texas A&M University) will document a deep dig into the ecology of digital humanities, centering Black DH work in the field.

While projects focused on Black culture, texts and artifacts are not as rare as they once were there remains a lack of understanding of the rich and deep histories of Black DH and its impact on the field. Sharon Leon’s foundation chapter, “Complicating a ‘Great Man’ Narrative of Digital History in the United States,” serves as a model of the necessary documentation that scholars must compile of alternative histories of digital humanities. Accordingly, this talk will document a deep dig into the ecology of digital humanities, centering Black DH work in the field. Among the scholars’ work discussed will be Abduhl Alkalimat, creator of e-black studies, Bryan Carter, Virtual Harlem, Marilyn Miller Thomas-Houston, iBlack Studies and co-editor of the multi-media journal Fire!!, Ronald Bailey, who developed www.dignubia.org and www.nubianet.org and Afro Publishing without Walls, and Maryemma Graham, History of Black writing. An ongoing project, I am conducting interviews with such foundational Black dh scholars to better understand their contributions to the field.

All are welcome. The event will run on Zoom. The link and passcode will be provided on your confirmation email when you register.

This event is organised by UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, which is part of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.

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