Digital Humanities and Social Justice Workshop and Lecture Series

The “Digital Humanities and Social Justice Collaborative Project” is a research initiative that speaks to our shared commitment to using digital technology responsibly and fostering a critical dialog within the College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University. Topics of discussion include the ethics of incarceration, immigration reform,  gender politics and legislation, human rights, environmental action, and the historic complexities of discrimination.  Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions take place in the “AMP Lab,” the Advanced Media Production Lab in the Department of English (AL240). Project leaders include Wendy Hinshaw (English), Mirya Holman (Political Science), and Lisa Swanstrom (English).  Our schedule of events for the spring semester of 2015  is below. Feel free to contact Professor Swanstrom (Lswanstr@fau.edu) for more information.

Check out the flyers from the past workshops and lectures in the series here.

2014-2015 Schedule
Digital Humanities and Social Justice Collaborative Research Project
Time and Place: 2-4 p.m. AL240 (***unless otherwise indicated)
The place of any additional lectures or reading group meetings will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

September 8, 2014
Dr. Kate Comer (Barry University)
Workshop title: “Digital Activisim”

October 6, 2014
Dr. Mirya Holman (Political Science)
Workshop title: “Can Digital Equal Democracy? Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to Promote Political Activism”

November 10, 2014
Dr. Wendy Hinshaw (English)
Workshop title: “Writing in Digital Spaces: Making Prison Writing Public”

January 12, 2015
Dr. Elena Machado (English; Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies)
Workshop title: “How Junot Díaz unseated Julia Alvarez: critical popularity, the MFA generation and the US Latino literary canon”

***January 26, 2015
Dr. Lisa Swanstrom (English), 3-4 p.m.
Workshop title: “Greening the Game”
Location in AL240

February 2, 2015
Dr. Barclay Barrios (English, Dean’s Office)
Sexuality and Social Justice
Workshop title:  “Queer? Digital? Activism?”

February 16, 2015
Dr. Fred Fejes (Communication)
Sexuality and Social Justice
Workshop title:  “Digital Oral History as Social Activism”

*** (CU321) February 23, 2015
Dr. Jane Caputi (Communication; Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies)
Workshop title:  “Anthropocene Obscene”

March 9, 2015
Dr. Mary Ann Gosser (Languages, Linguistics, Comparative Literature)
Workshop title:  “Active Blogs, Active Minds: CLEAN in Latin America & the Caribbean”

***(Tuesday) March 17, 2015, 10 a.m. – noon
Dr. Adam Spry (English)
Representing Race
Workshop title:  “Playing Indian: Gaming and Representations of Indigeneity.”

April 6, 2015
Dr. Regis Mann (English)
Representing Race
Workshop title:  “Deploying the Digital Schomburg”

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