Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage is excited to announce its Spring 2018 Speaker Series, Digital Humanities & Social Justice. This speaker series is sponsored in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant was awarded in Summer 2017 and included funding for Recovery’s Director of Research, Dr. Carolina Villarroel, and University of Houston Associate Professor in Hispanic Studies and Arte Público Press Executive Editor, Dr. Gabriela Baeza Ventura, to visit various Digital Humanities Centers in the United States to study and evaluate their operations and their applicability to creating Digital Humanities programming focused on US Latina/o Studies, and to further partnerships and collaborations.
The Spring 2018 Speaker Series brings leading digital humanists, digital preservation specialists, and consultants to the University of Houston campus to give guest lectures on the social justice, activism, diversity, and the Digital Humanities. These guest speakers will also lead workshops that will demonstrate how to put social justice methodologies into practice through various digital tools, software, and ethically-conscious pedagogy. The lectures are open to the public. Workshops require an RSVP due to limited seating.
The 2018 series kicks off on January 25 and runs until May 18.
- Jeremey Boggs, Humanities Design Architect at the University of Virginia Library Scholar’s Lab. (Jan. 25 & 26)
- Purdom Lindblad, Assistant Director of Innovation and Learning, Head of Scholar’s Lab Graduate Program at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). (Feb. 15 & 16)
- María Cotera, Director of Chicana por mi Raza, Director of Latina/o Studies at the University of Michigan. (March 1 &2)
- Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Co-Director of the Studio@Butler. (March 29 & 30)
- Élika Ortega, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and Core Faculty at the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University. (April 26 & 27)
- Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English and Chair of the Program Area for Content Education at Salem State University. (May 17 & 18)
The 2018 Digital Humanities & Social Justice speaker and workshop series is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston’s Digital Research Commons, MD Anderson Library, and the Houston Arts Alliance.