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CIFNAL Speaker Series April 15

Join us on April 15 (12pm EDT) for Nathan H. Dize’s presentation: “Translating Haiti in the Archives of Predominantly White Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Register here.

Translating Haiti in the Archives of Predominantly White Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities 

Where is Haiti located in institutional archives of US universities? How is the Caribbean nation translated, or made legible to researchers and visitors of these archives? How is Haiti translated in the archives of Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) versus Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)? And how might these translations help us create more durable, accessible, and open collections in the future?

Nathan H. Dize will talk about his experience working, researching, and volunteering at numerous colleges and universities in the United States, including: Fisk University, Morgan State University, West Virginia State University, the University of Florida, the University of Maryland in College Park, Vanderbilt University, and Oberlin College.

Nathan H. Dize is Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Oberlin College. His work is situated at the crossroads of literary and intellectual history, cultural studies, translation studies, and the digital humanities. Nathan is particularly interested in how literature enables Haitians to practice intimate and collective rites of mourning across generations and beyond national borders. He is the translator of three Haitian novels: The Immortals by Makenzy Orcel (SUNY Press, 2020), I Am Alive by Kettly Mars (UVA Press, 2022), and Antoine des Gommiers by Lyonel Trouillot (Schaffner Press, 2023). Nathan has written for publications such as archipelagos, Caribbean Quarterly, Francosphères, the Journal of Haitian Studies, sx salon, and Transition; he also serves on the editorial board of the online magazine, ReadinginTranslation.com.

You can find recordings from the previous presentations on the CIFNAL Speaker Series’ page.

CIFNAL Speaker Series March 4

Please join us this Friday for the third talk of the CIFNAL Spring Speaker Series by 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

Darlene Hull completed her BA in Spanish at Bard College in 1979 after two years of study in Mexico and earned her Master’s Degree in Information and Library Science from the University of Kentucky in 1982. She served as Curator of Hispanic History & Culture Collections in Special Collections and as Latin American & Caribbean Specialist librarian at the University of Connecticut from 1982-2005. Darlene joined the Caribbean book distribution company, Libros de Barlovento, as co-owner in 2005. From 2009-2012 she was also a U.S. Distributor for vLex, a Barcelona-based full-text foreign and international legal database. She has been an active member of the organization SALALM since 1984 and served as the association’s President in the year 2002/2003.

Talk Description: A book vendor shares 10 years of experience collecting Haitian materials for academic and research libraries including information on publishing trends and output, relationship to the publishing industry in France and Canada, acquiring Creole as well as French language materials, the annual Livre en Folie, the nitty gritty of travel, acquisitions, and shipment prep in Haiti, challenges of acquiring Haitian materials remotely and overall high cost of doing business in Haiti.

CIFNAL Speaker Series February 25

Please join us on February 25 for the second talk of the CIFNAL Spring Speaker Series by 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

Biography 

M. Stephanie Chancy is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History Department at Florida International University. She holds a Ph.D. in History from FIU, and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts from the University of Miami. Her research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European Atlantic material culture. Her work incorporates elements of Caribbean History, European History and U.S. History, as well as material pieces such as paintings, sculptures and photographs. She served as the Green Family Foundation Graduate Fellow at the Digital Library of the Caribbean, taught several undergraduate courses in Art History, and prior to her academic career, was an administrator for two non-profit performing arts organizations. 

Talk Description 

Preserving Cultural and Historical Patrimony: dLOC Partnerships and Collaborations in Haiti 

The talk introduces the Digital Library of the Caribbean and discusses its mission. It specifically addresses dLOC’s work in Haiti and with its Haitian partners. It highlights the focus on both cultural and historical preservation as well as dLOC’s commitment to making that information available to scholars, teachers and students whose research focuses on Haiti.

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.