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2024 Latin America & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium: CFP


The University of Florida, the University of North Florida, and Universidad San Francisco de Quito will host their second Latin America & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium at Universidad San Francisco Quito in Quito, Ecuador from Thursday, July 4 – Saturday July 6, 2024. This symposium will offer a mix of in-person and virtual sessions. 

We seek proposals for papers, posters, and lightning rounds, on any topic related to Digital Humanities focusing on Latin America and Caribbean Studies. We welcome proposals not only from those in higher education, including students, faculty, and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities. 

Proposals of no more than 250 words may be submitted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French by October 31, 2023. We encourage people to submit proposals for projects at any stage of completion. You can submit your proposal using our submission form.


L’Université de Floride, l’Université de Floride du Nord, et l’Université San Francisco de Quito organisent ensemble leur deuxième symposium dédié aux projets numériques se focalisant sur l’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes. Ce symposium se déroulera à l’Université San Francisco de Quito, Equateur, du Jeudi 4 juillet au Samedi 6 juillet 2024. Ce symposium offrira à la fois des sessions en présentiel et des sessions virtuelles.

Nous recherchons des propositions de présentations (longues de 15 mn ou courtes de 5 mn) et de posters sur n’importe quel sujet touchant aux humanités numériques et se focalisant sur l’Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes. Nous acceptons non seulement les propositions de toute personne de l’enseignement supérieur, y compris les étudiant·e·s, les professeur·e·s, ou autres membres du staff, mais aussi les propositions de toute personne venant d’institutions culturelles ou autres organisations travaillant dans les humanités numériques.

Les propositions ne doivent pas faire plus de 250 mots et peuvent être soumises en anglais, espagnol, portugais ou français jusqu’au 31 octobre 2023. Nous encourageons les soumissions pour des projets à n’importe quel stade de création. Vous pouvez soumettre votre proposition en utilisant notre formulaire.


La Universidad de Florida, la Universidad del Norte de Florida y la Universidad San Francisco de Quito organizarán su segundo Simposio Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Humanidades Digitales en la Universidad San Francisco Quito en Quito, Ecuador, del jueves 4 de julio al sábado 6 de julio de 2024. Este simposio ofrecerá una combinación de sesiones presenciales y virtuales.

Buscamos propuestas de presentaciones, carteles y rondas relámpago, sobre cualquier tema relacionado con las Humanidades Digitales con enfoque en estudios latinoamericanos y caribeños. Damos la bienvenida a propuestas no solo de aquellos en educación superior (incluidos estudiantes, profesores y personal), sino también de instituciones culturales y otras organizaciones que trabajan en las humanidades digitales.

Se pueden enviar propuestas de no más de 250 palabras en inglés, español, portugués o francés antes del 31 de octubre de 2023. Alentamos a las personas a enviar propuestas de proyectos en cualquier etapa de finalización. Puede enviar su propuesta utilizando nuestro formulario de envío.  


A Universidade da Flórida, a Universidade do Norte da Flórida e a Universidade San Francisco de Quito sediarão seu segundo Congresso de Humanidades Digitais para a América Latina e o Caribe na Universidade San Francisco Quito, em Quito, Equador, de quinta-feira, 4 de julho, a sábado, 6 de julho de 2024. 

Buscamos propostas de artigos, pôsteres e rodadas relâmpago, sobre qualquer tema relacionado às Humanidades Digitais com foco em Estudos da América Latina e do Caribe. Acolhemos com prazer propostas não só de profissionais do ensino superior, incluindo estudantes, professores e funcionários, mas também de instituições culturais e outras organizações que trabalham nas humanidades digitais. 

Propostas com no máximo 250 palavras poderão ser enviadas em inglês, espanhol, português ou francês até 31 de outubro de 2023. Incentivamos as pessoas a enviar propostas de projetos em qualquer estágio de conclusão. Você pode enviar sua proposta através do nosso formulário de envio. 

FLDH Webinar Series: September and October Webinars

Please join us this September and October for our last FLDH webinars of 2023. And remember, all of our webinars are recorded and the videos are available on the FLDH YouTube page as well as on the Webinar Series page.

Tracking Religious Racism in Brazil

Tuesday, September 12, 12 p.m EDT

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Dr. Danielle N. Boaz, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte & Gustavo Melo Cerqueira, Babalorixá, Ilê Axé Omi Ogun siwajú and VP of the ICCRR

Religious racism is a form of religious discrimination that is rooted in racialized prejudices against a particular faith or faiths. The concept of religious racism comes from Brazil, where activists use the phrase “racismo religioso” to refer to discrimination against Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé and Umbanda. Our webinar would talk about the International Commission to Combat Religious Racism’s (ICCRR) digital resources on Brazil. On August 22, 2022, the ICCRR released its revised map, spreadsheet, and report on Religious Racism in Brazil. These materials analyze 500 cases of religious intolerance against Afro-Brazilian faiths that have taken place since 2000. This is an ongoing project that was started in 2019 and has taken more than 1000 hours to complete. The ICCRR plans to update these materials annually, adding and analyzing new cases. The report is designed to provide some insights about the patterns and statistics that can be observed from the cases. The spreadsheet database provides details on the cases such as the name of the victim, the name of the perpetrator, the type of intolerance, the location of the intolerance, and data about the victim and the perpetrator such as age and gender. The interactive maps track the cases that are listed in the database. Each entry on the map includes a summary of the incident and links to available photos and videos. Both maps contain the same data; however, one organizes the cases by year and the other organizes the cases by type of discrimination.

“Amigos de los Muelles.” Mapping how transatlantic solidarities shaped the Curaçaoan Radical Movement, 1900-1940

Friday, September 15, 2 p.m EDT

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Thomas van Gaalen, PhD Candidate in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Radboud University (The Netherlands)

Towards the late 19th century, heightened patterns of exchange and interaction emerged between socialists across the world. The ideal of international solidarity, which had become increasingly important for socialists, attracted a wide variety of radicals from a wide variety of regions. Where historical scholarship has often treated socialism as, with Talbot Imlay, a “European phenomenon,” this presentation demonstrates how the socialist framework of international solidarity was adopted and adapted by diverse movements across the Atlantic. The presentation reframes the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao as a node in vivid transatlantic interactions between socialists and radicals. Using digital relational interface Nodegoat to visualize and map these interactions, the presentation shows how global exchanges that were made possible by the island’s connection to maritime networks encouraged Curaçaoan radicals to engage with the idea of international solidarity. Doing so allowed them to link their struggles to a broader cause, and to put new forms of solidarity into practice at harbor strikes, revolts and anticolonial campaigns. Synthesizing digital visualization and distant reading tools with non-digital archival research, this presentation brings these underexposed but influential Caribbean histories of emancipation into view. These render visible the rich history of transatlantic exchange on Curaçao, an island commonly framed as “isolated” in scholarship. By uncovering forgotten conceptions of international solidarity, the presentation furthermore invites vital discussions on formulating an international solidarity fit to tackle today’s increasingly global challenges.

Digital Archives as Decolonial Practice

Friday, September 29, 2 p.m EDT

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Dr. Ricia Anne Chansky, Professor and Director of the Oral History Lab, UPR Mayaguez; Jose Morales Benitez, Librarian, UPR Mayaguez & Christina Boyles, Assistant Professor of Culturally Engaged Digital Humanities, Michigan State University

Traditional academic research often relies on the violence of extraction—the taking of people, resources, goods, and ideas from the marginalized in order to serve the needs of those in power. Community-engaged research requires academics to reject extractive forms of knowledge acquisition and relegate authority and control of project processes and outcomes to the participating community members.

The collaboration between the Oral History Lab (OHL) at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) and the Archivo de Respuestas Emergencias de Puerto Rico (AREPR)—which includes teams at Michigan State University and UPR Río Piedras—has afforded us the opportunity to re-vision digital archives as spaces for communities to self-narrate their lived experiences with disaster and survival. Our proposed webinar traces the lines of community archiving as decolonial practice through our linked projects, including aspects of archives and pedagogy, access to archives, community archives, and collaborative archiving strategies.

Our working model leads to the creation of archival collections shaped by the community and characterized by a high degree of accessibility and immediate relevance, which can serve as tools for transformation by preserving and disseminating the perspectives, lived experiences, and work of individuals and community organizations who do not traditionally have access to public discourses.

Our presentation will include discussion of:

  • The relevant courses at UPRM, which culminate in digitally archiving students’ oral history projects, a model that has demonstrated significant pedagogical value as it strengthens students’ sense of agency by placing them in the role of creators of new primary sources with enduring value while underscoring their connectivity to their home communities across the archipelago.
  • The OHL “Speaking into Silences” project—funded by a Digital Justice Development grant from the ACLS—which brings together four mutual aid organizations from across the Puerto Rican archipelago to create onsite digital archives with mirror collections housed in the UPRM repository. Each local site will develop a public-facing digital output that bridges to the larger archive, such as a geospatial map, playlist, or calendar.
  • How AREPR—a collaborative, multilingual oral history storytelling project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—utilizes methodologies grounded in community archiving and digital humanities to center community knowledges in active fieldwork; a process that both uplifts local experiences and has the potential to reshape the ways in which researchers envision their research projects as people-first, socially-conscious, and non-extractive.

Afro-Artivismo: Redefining Black Masculinity in São Paulo, Brazil

Friday, October 20, 2 p.m EDT

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Eliseo Jacob, Master Instructor in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, Howard University

This webinar will focus on a DH Project I have been developing on artist activist communities in the urban periphery of São Paulo, Brazil. This project came about as a result of the research I conducted in São Paulo in 2022 through a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. I participated and observed different writing collectives, music groups, and performance artists in the working class communities located in the outskirts of Latin America’s largest city. The digital humanities component of this project started with my collaboration with the Black Book Interactive Project (BBIP), a Black DH initiative housed at the University of Kansas, in their Digital Scholars Program in 2019. Since then, I have participated in other BBIP programs, including their Digital Publishing Program that works closely with Afro-Publishing Without Walls (Afro-PWW), a digital publishing initiative at the University of Illinois. I am currently developing a digital publication with Afro-PWW using the Scalar platform that will focus on the all male Afro-Brazilian theater group Terreiro Encantado and their use of theater as way to address the genocide of Black youth in the urban periphery. This digital publication will be the first in a series of Scalar sites on Black artists from the urban periphery that will be published by Afro-PWW that will be framed by the notion of Afro-Artivismo in Brazil’s urban communities. I also intend to share how scholars can develop DH projects that involve community participation and feedback.

FLDH 2023 Webinar Series: June Webinars

Please join the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) in June for the next three webinars, part of its 2023 Webinar Series: Latin America and Caribbean Edition. More information below:

Using Social Media to Explore Haitian History – Rendering Revolution

Friday, June 16, 2 p.m EDT

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Dr. Siobhan Meï, Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst & Dr. Jonathan Square, Assistant Professor, The New School

“Rendering Revolution: Sartorial Approaches to Haitian History” is a queer, bilingual, feminist experiment in digital interdisciplinary scholarship that uses the lens of fashion and material culture to trace the aesthetic, social, and political reverberations of the Haitian Revolution as a world-historical moment. 

Launched in 2020, Rendering Revolution focuses on stories of self-fashioning that rarely receive attention in colonial archives and explores the many ways in which modern identities (and concepts such as human rights) were formed in relation to the legacy of slavery in the Americas. The materials produced, curated, and translated for this project focus on the activities of occluded figures in history, including women and members of the LGBTQI+ community. Drawing on black feminist thought and transnational queer methodologies, Rendering Revolution generates a transhistorical, undisciplined digital archive that illustrates the importance of material culture in constructing diverse (and often competing) visions of freedom in the Atlantic world.

In this webinar, project founders Dr. Siobhan Meï and Dr. Jonathan Square will offer a brief overview of the project and will then focus on our approaches for publishing public-facing short-form content on proprietary social media platforms. While platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have allowed us to engage with a wide and diverse audience, there are also many concerns that arise when using a privately owned tool to curate a digital archive that explicitly addresses colonialism and its afterlives.

United Fronteras: A Transborder Digital and Public Repository

Friday, June 23, 2 p.m EDT

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Dr. Sylvia Fernández, Assistant Professor of Public and Digital Humanities, University of Texas at San Antonio & Dr. Laura Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Digital Writing and Cultural Rhetorics, University of Florida

In 2019, the project United Fronteras began with the intention of countering the official or hegemonic representation of the Mexico-United States border in the digital cultural record and to inspire the questioning and critical development of materials or projects that utilize digital technologies to represent the border from various perspectives. In this webinar I will touch on the process of how UF creates a digital registry through a transborder model of work between academics from various humanities disciplines and members of the community outside of academia to make use of de-postcolonial digital humanities and minimal computing practices and methodologies to generate a third digital space that demonstrates the multiplicity of (hi)stories from the border and to document the public memory of the materials and projects in this region. The use of minimal computing in this project is a fundamental part of this independent and autonomous projects dedicated to resist the structures of power and physical and digital vigilance in border regions because of its ability to provide autonomy, independence, accessibility, functionality, security, neutrality and material stability across borders.

Developing a Multilingual Repository of Open/(ish) Access Materials: A Case Study of the Haitian Studies Association’s Digital Initiatives

Friday, June 30, 2 p.m EDT

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Dr. Natália Marques da Silva, Digital fellow, Haitian Studies Association and Director of the Hand Art Center, Stetson University; Dr. Darlène Elizabeth Dubuisson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Laura Wagner, Independent scholar/Haitian Creole Team Lead, Respond Crisis Translation; & Dr. Petrouchka Moise, Assistant Professor / Cultural & Community-Based Digital Curator, Grinnell College Burling Library.

As part of its Decolonize Haitian Studies efforts, the Haitian Studies Association (HSA) is improving public access to Haiti-related materials. Economic and linguistic barriers in academic publishing, along with inequities of representation and authorship have had adverse effects on Haiti-based scholars and students as well as non-affiliated scholars in other locations. Despite leading knowledge production related to Haiti, such individuals have less access to resources and materials than peers associated with large North American or European universities (where facilitating high cost memberships to research databases is common). This duality is deeply concerning and requires ongoing attention, including by organizations like the HSA.

In this presentation, we outline an HSA initiative to aggregate and index Haiti-related publications, resources, and syllabi on a self-hosted repository. The goal of this repository is to support students, emerging scholars and the public with multilingual resources, like syllabi and Open/Open(ish) Access publications. We believe that the creation and dissemination of such repositories is crucial to decolonizing scholarship, particularly in relation to Digital Humanities. The presentation will address successes and challenges we’ve encountered during this project and initiate a group discussion on creatively addressing unethical barriers to knowledge.

FLDH 2023 Webinar Series: “Mapping Puerto Rico’s Hurricane History 1899-Present.”

Banner for FLDH Webinar on Mapping Puerto Rico’s Hurricane History 1899-Present

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium is pleased to invite you the first webinar of its 2023 Webinar Series: Latin America & Caribbean Edition.

Mapping Puerto Rico’s Hurricane History 1899-Present

Friday, April 21, 2 p.m EDT

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Ian Seavey, PhD Candidate in the Department of History, Texas A&M University

Hurricanes are an important category of analysis in the study of the Greater Caribbean and specifically Puerto Rico. Most recently, in 2022, Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Maria in 2017 reminded Puerto Ricans and U.S. government officials that storm preparedness and disaster relief represent a critical part of the colonial relationship. Since the United States acquired Puerto Rico from the Spanish in the War of 1898, 47 hurricanes have battered the island. This amounts to about one every two years, the most out of all the islands in the Greater Caribbean. However, after World War II, the number of hurricanes which hit Puerto Rico began increasing and from 1980 to the present, that number expanded out to at least one every year. The sheer volume and frequency of hurricanes has long warranted a study which visually represents these metrics. This digital environmental history project showcases how prominently hurricanes impacted Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States. Using the program ArcGIS, this study maps each hurricane that hit Puerto Rico during the American period. Each pinpoint on the map, when clicked on, includes a brief description of the effects of storm, available pictures, and how each storm fits into the broader discussions of Puerto Rican history and U.S. imperial policy. Chronicling each storm in this way demonstrates in tangible ways that hurricanes as a category of analysis must be consulted when attempting to understand the political, economic, and social environments of Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States. This project also attracts a wide-ranging audience both inside and outside of academia in an approachable but rigorously researched manner.

2023 Latin American & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium 

The University of Florida and the University of North Florida will host their first Latin America & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium at the George A. Smathers Libraries in Gainesville FL on Friday, March 3, 2023. 

We seek proposals for papers, posters, and lightning rounds, on any topic related to Digital Humanities focusing on Latin America and Caribbean Studies. We welcome proposals not only from those in higher education, including students, faculty and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities. 

Proposals of no more than 250 words may be submitted in English, Spanish, or French by February 5, 2023. We encourage people to submit proposals for projects at any stage of completion. You can submit your proposal using our submission form

This is an in-person event. For anyone interested in participating remotely, please consider submitting a proposal for possible inclusion in the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) Webinar Series (information to come soon). 

CIFNAL Speaker Series May 20

Join us on May 20 at 12pm EDT for a presentation by Quinn Dombrowski entitled “Corpus Hebdo: Building Infrastructure for Multilingual Digital Humanities.” Register here.

“Corpus Hebdo: Building Infrastructure for Multilingual Digital Humanities”

The computational analysis of literature and other cultural media has recently blossomed within the interdisciplinary sub-field of “cultural analytics”, a community within the larger tent of digital humanities. The ability to track patterns across cultural production at a larger scale than previously feasible holds a great deal of promise as an avenue of research, but it depends on language-specific technical and data infrastructure. This talk will explore the state of this infrastructure for scholars of Francophone literatures and cultures, compared to what’s available for scholars of the Anglophone world. As “data” and “computation” make larger inroads in the humanities, how can librarians apply their linguistic and cultural expertise to the table in developing some of the necessary resources for supporting this new kind of scholarship? This talk will suggest opportunities for collaboration and advocacy that can make a difference for the future of Francophone cultural analytics.

Quinn Dombrowski is the Academic Technology Specialist in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and in the Library, at Stanford University. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2018, Quinn’s many DH adventures included supporting the high-performance computing cluster at UC Berkeley, running the DiRT tool directory with support from the Mellon Foundation, writing books on Drupal for Humanists and University of Chicago library graffiti, and working on the program staff of Project Bamboo, a failed digital humanities cyberinfrastructure initiative.  Quinn has a BA/MA in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Chicago, and an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since coming to Stanford, Quinn has supported numerous non-English DH projects, taught courses on non-English DH, started a Textile Makerspace, developed a tabletop roleplaying game to teach DH project management, explored trends in multilingual Harry Potter fanfic, and started the Data-Sitters Club, a feminist DH pedagogy and research group focused on Ann M. Martin’s 90’s girls series “The Baby-Sitters Club”. Quinn is currently co-VP of the Association for Computers and the Humanities along with Roopika Risam, and advocates for better support for DH in languages other than English.

Save the dates: CIFNAL Speaker Series (Virtual), Spring 2022

CIFNAL is proud to announce its first virtual Speaker Series to debut this Spring.

Clovis Gladstone: Computational Approaches to Textual Scholarship: the ARTFL Project’s French Digital Collections

February 4, 12-1pm EST

Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYodeugrTojHNeIssD-daPSy57tRvumwTgn

M. Stephanie Chancy: Preserving Cultural and Historical Patrimony: dLOC Partnerships and Collaborations in Haiti

February 25, 2-3pm EST

Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkd-qgqzkrE9UEMOcVUa0CvaXlO6SDW7iC

Darlene Hull (Libros de Barlovento): Plein de Défis : a Book Vendor’s Experience Acquiring Library Materials from Haiti

March 4, 2-3pm EST

Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoc-GvpzstGNyC62otaAvYbVnb3ogf1nSj

Jérémie Roche (CAIRN), Julie Therizols (OpenEdition), and Emilie Chouinard (Erudit): The Future of Electronic Publishing in France and Francophone Canada

March 28, 12-1pm EST

Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuf-mqqzwtHdUfUVU_jqFfc9IdeE-c07Qh

Nathan H. Dize: Translating Haiti in the Archives of Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

April 15, 12-1pm EST

Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwldO-hrjIpHNNzGVGgE-bG-90v0WCVIvjw

Quinn Dombrowski: Corpus Hebdo: Building Infrastructure for Multilingual Digital Humanities

May 20, 12-1pm EST

Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsfuuopzIuH9bz_pyH4Vp9Nj4c5fsj19ga

Charlotte Denoël: French medieval manuscripts at the BnF: current research programs and future perspectives

June 10, 12-1pm EST

Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrcOCpqTkqGtyZGvwVCpRkJY4Us88EWBxL

More information about each talk will be available soon.

2nd Annual Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH): CFP Open

2nd Annual Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH)

April 2, 2022, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) will host its 2nd annual conference at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL on April 2, 2022. FLDH seeks proposals for papers, posters, lightning rounds, roundtables, and panel presentations on any topic related to digital humanities for our annual, one-day conference. We welcome proposals not only from those in higher education, including students, faculty and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities. We look forward to a gathering of members and guests to hear about current research, to discuss topics of mutual interest, and to set goals for future collaboration.

FLDH is a Florida-based collective of institutions that seeks to promote an understanding of the humanities in light of digital technologies and research. FLDH, Founded in 2014, provides a platform for studying and discussing digital tools, methods, and pedagogies and educates teachers, faculty, and the public about the multiple, interdisciplinary ways humanities research and computing impact our world. 

All proposals should include name, affiliation, contact email, and needed IT equipment. Ways you can participate in the 2022 FLDH Annual Conference include:

  • Individual, 15 minute talks (200-250 words abstracts) 
  • Panel proposals, 60 minutes (750-1000 words abstract)
  • Posters, lightning rounds, and roundtables proposals (brief description of 150 words) 

The deadline for submissions is extended to November 8, 2021.  

You can submit your proposals at https://bit.ly/FLDH2022 

FLDH Spring 2021 Webinar Series

With the cancellation of our 2020 conference, we lost the opportunity to meet and connect in person, but FLDH is finding new ways to share our stories across the state. Join us for our Digital Humanities in the Sunshine State (and beyond!) 2020-2021 Webinar Series. Registration for the Spring webinars is now open on the FLDH website. Can’t attend? The webinars will be recorded and available on the FLDH YouTube channel.

Digital Humanities in the Sunshine State (and beyond) 2020-2021 Webinar Series.

3D Digital Literacy: Digital Cultural Heritage as Pedagogy 

Friday, January 29, 2 p.m. 

Matthew Hunter, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Florida State University

The broadly-defined field of “digital cultural heritage” has utilized emerging technologies such as virtual reality and 3D printing to increase access to aspects of our shared human past. Pedagogically, these technologies are often used to present virtual “tourism” where participants can “visit” reconstructed spaces or interact with 3D printed replicas of otherwise inaccessible artefacts. However, these experiences sometimes concede veracity for the sake of usability, and users are often not equipped to critically engage with the choices developers made in creating these experiences. As with many digital projects, the creation of these virtual experiences are exercises in curatorial decision, and the 3D rendering of these spaces often introduces at least some error from either automated computer generation or human artistic choice in hand-correcting of models. 

Digital Humanities’ pedagogical efforts in the realm of data literacy, information literacy, and visual literacy represent one approach to attempting to correct the uncritical reception of these materials. To that end, he has begun to focus on developing methods for engaging students in the critical examination of immersive and 3D-generated cultural heritage materials. 

In this session Matthew will outline his experiences teaching student interns of vastly different levels of technological and humanities experience to engage with cultural heritage objects in digitally-constructed formats through creation and critique in three particular areas: virtual reality, 3D printing, and virtual soundscapes. 

coloniaLab: Digital Editing with Students at UNF

Friday, February 5, 2 p.m. 

Clayton McCarl, Associate Professor of Spanish and Digital Humanities, University of North Florida; Carol Lynne Hemmingway, History/Spanish major, University of North Florida; Emilia Thom, Exercise Science/Spanish major, University of North Florida; Georgina Wilson, Spanish major, University of North Florida; & Alexandra Zapata, Criminal Justice/Spanish major, University of North Florida. 

coloniaLab is a workshop for the collaborative digital editing of materials related to early Latin America, directed by Dr. Clayton McCarl at the University of North Florida. This webinar will feature Dr. McCarl and four of coloniaLab’s student collaborators, who will discuss projects related to colonial-era Florida and nineteenth-century Colombia. Emilia Thom will share her edition of a series of dispatches from St. Augustine to Madrid regarding relations between the Spanish colonists and Indigenous groups. Georgina Wilson will present her work with a map and several archival documents related Fort St. Nicholas, a Spanish fortification that was located on the St. John’s river in present-day Jacksonville. Alexandra Zapata will explain her work on a slave census conducted in the Antioquia region of Colombia in the 1840s. Carol Lynne Hemmingway will discuss her edition of a manuscript by Colombian author Soledad Acosta de Samper. The students will reflect on what they have learned through these projects, and how their involvement may shape their future academic and professional plans.

Modelling Strong Governance and Un-Colonized Mutual Aid to Uplift Diversity and Inclusivity:  Fostering our Inescapable Network of Mutuality with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) 

Friday, February 12, 2 p.m. 

Laurie N. Taylor, PhD., Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies, University of Florida, & Brian W. Keith, MBA, Associate Dean for Administration and Faculty Affairs at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. 

Power inequities have allowed even well-intended museums and libraries to disrupt people’s knowledge of and access to cultural heritage. Libraries and museums were allies in or at least instruments of the political and legal dominance of one culture over others.  Alternative or mitigative models to this colonization have emerged in response: decolonizing, postcolonial, postcustodial, and slow archives.  This presentation discusses a new alternative model based on the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), which incorporates tenants of shared governance, mutual aid, generous thinking, community building, polycentrism, collaborative pluralism, and mutual dependency.  dLOC is an open access digital library of Caribbean and circum-Caribbean resources, providing access and preservation for materials from archives, libraries, museums, and private collections. Partner institutions are dLOC’s heart, connecting other core communities of scholars, teachers, students and other groups. dLOC exemplifies a transnational digital collaborative community serving diverse populations and under-represented voices, and promoting bridge building, intersectionality, and inclusion.  This session examines dLOC’s robust governance model which created an un-colonized digital library that uplifts diversity, equity, and inclusion. Partners support each other and their international community of scholars, students, and peoples. dLOC surpasses many commercial collections, including oral histories, newspapers, official documents, ecological and economic data, maps, histories, literature, poetry, musical expressions, videos, and artifacts, with over 3.3 million pages.  A significant resource for teaching, research, and cultural and community life, dLOC developed as a socio-technical—people, policies, communities, technologies—platform, developing and enhancing communities of practice through shared goals, joint action and procedural justice. 

Funding Digital Projects: The View from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities

Friday, February 19, 2 p.m. 

Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Program Specialist in the NEH Office of Digital Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities has been funding digital research since its foundation in 1965, and today offers more than fifteen programs that can support digital research, teaching, and publication. In this presentation I will speak about the history and state of the field for DH funding, and offer insight into the application process at the NEH.

The Who, What, Where, When, but Mostly Why of Faculty Publishing on Their Own Domain

Friday, February 26, 2 p.m.

Andy Rush, Course Media Developer for the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT), University of North Florida

This is a story about the University of North Florida’s implementation of a “Domain of One’s Own”. The Who is you, and the What is easy – a faculty domain is an opportunity to create academic publishing spaces using modern web applications such as WordPress and Omeka. There is no question of should, of course you should. But it’s more a question of Where, and dare we ask Why? A faculty domain can function as a hub for a professional scholarly presence. The service provides for common needs such as book websites, portfolios, and podcasts. It is a gift to you. It’s a sandbox and permission to play in it. And while the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT) at UNF completely supports faculty in making the “perfect” website, we also advocate for exploring the possibilities of free and open source tools. We want envelopes pushed. Heck, we will even encourage the breaking of things. And we’ll say “Good, you broke it.”

We see a faculty domain as a logical home for Digital Humanities projects, because it’s a space where you have total control and ownership. It’s a place where you manage your digital identity, and share your research, share your book, and share YOUR story. We see a Domain as part of a community of practice focused on collaboration and sharing. Come learn about Why you need your own domain. The When is Now!

Making Digital Humanities Tools Part of a World Language Class

Friday, March 5, 2 p.m. 

Eugenia Charoni, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, Flagler College, Maguire Maria Jose, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Flagler College, & Juliet Frey, Flagler College student

In this panel the presenters are professors and a student who worked together to integrate two digital tools, the Social Book and ArcGis Story Maps, in two foreign language classes. Because of the increasing interest in Digital Humanities and the way this approach disseminates knowledge in an effortless way while it connects language learners inside and outside the classroom, the professors incorporated into course assignments these two digital tools. Their objective was to engage students in reading discussions inside and outside the classroom, motivate them to conduct research and present their findings in an interactive way and after all use the target language in a meaningful yet productive way.

There will be two presentations, one from the professors and one from a student. The professors will explain the importance of language learning with the use of digital tools and share their practical approach in the classroom. The student will share their experience working with digital tools for the first time and will walk us through their projects.  

Register for this webinar here. 

Novel Strategies and Challenges for the Johnson’s Dictionary

Friday, March 12, 2 p.m. 

Beth Rapp Young, Associate Professor of English, University of Central Florida; Abigail Moreshead, Texts & Technology PhD. student, University of Central Florida; Carmen Faye Mathes, Assistant Professor, University of Regina; William Dorner, PhD., Instructional Specialist, University of Central Florida; Amy Larner Giroux, PhD., Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Digital Research, University of Central Florida; & Connie Harper, Software Developer, University of Central Florida;

When Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language appeared in 1755, it swiftly became the language’s most influential dictionary, and this dictionary is still widely used. For all its importance, though, the lack of an
authoritative text and usable interface have made this resource more difficult to use than it should be. 

Our three‐year Johnson’s Dictionary Online project, funded by the NEH, seeks to remedy this problem by creating an online, searchable edition of this Dictionary (including both 1st [1755] and 4th [1773] folio print editions) with functionality comparable to other modern, scholarly dictionaries. Nine months in, we have accomplished a great deal, but we have encountered some important challenges. Our panel will describe these challenges and explain how we are working through them. We hope attendees might learn from our experiences—and we hope to learn from theirs.

Register for this webinar here.