Posted: February 16, 2016 -- michael.wynne

Join us for a public talk by Tara McPherson titled “DH by Design: Alternative Origin Stories for the Digital Humanities” in the CDSC Spring Series Thursday, March 3rd from 3:00pm - 5:00pm in the CDSC (Holland Libraries, 4th Floor).

The story of the digital humanities is often narrated as a decades-long history of the computational manipulation of print.  What alternative histories are concealed by such a story? How might we imagine DH differently if we move beyond a focus on text toward multimodal expression and design?  What audiences might such work reach? This talk will trace some of the alternate histories of DH, paying particular attention to the visual and the political by engaging the work of feminists, artists, and scholars of color. This talk will also consider how scholarly evidence might be engaged anew through the aesthetic possibilities of the digital archive.  By taking up the work of the Vectors Lab, Tara will approach these questions through concrete examples of digital scholarship today.