Embedded in the (digital) archive are structures of power. The Native American Petitions Dataverse shifts those structures by attributing authorship to tribal and Native individuals in hundreds of colonial and early American era petitions and memorials. However, is attributing authorship the sole responsibility of those curating digital collections? And even more simply, how does one…

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Today is the Global Climate Strike. I don’t know how anyone can look at the world around them and not be worried about how the climate is changing and how we are not taking action to prevent disaster. About a year and a half ago I started thinking more seriously about the relationship between libraries…

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Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until September. On behalf of the DHNow staff, thank you for another great semester! A very big thank you goes to our dedicated community of volunteer editors-at-large for being so generous with their time and expertise. This semester’s editors-at-large included: Jessica Dauterive, LaQuanda Walters Cooper, Greta Swain, Jajwalya Karajgikar, R. J….

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This spring, I taught a new Freshman Seminar at Princeton ( FRS 154) called “Weird Data,” a CDH course sponsored by the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. The goal of the course was to provide a wide-ranging introduction to the world of data in all its forms, ideas, and, well, weirdness. A key idea…

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… I learned about Carlitos da Silva’s story while conducting archival research at the Articulation and Advisory Team to Rural Black Communities of the Ribeira Valley (EAACONE, formerly MOAB, the Movement of Peoples Threatened by Dams), an Eldorado-based civil society organization that defends the territorial rights of quilombos residing in the Atlantic Forest of São…

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These are some slides and text based on the talk I gave at the British Library’s Off the Page: Chapter Two event on April 13. I was invited to speak about works of mine that make use of classical sources. It’s relatively rare that I get to give a talk actually about classics (even in…

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Content warning: This post will explore topics relating to anti-queer violence and death. In Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age, we see an interestingly multimodal argument for agency beyond the grave. Since, “digital technologies are increasingly intertwined with physical environments” (p. 111) myriad technologies  are offering an embodied mourning experience. Living Headstones…

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Race, Gender, and Toxicity Online Plenary Roundtable When: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25 Sponsored by: Social Science Research Council and the Center for Media Engagement in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. Plenary Roundtable: Professor Zizi A. Papacharissi, University of Illinois-Chicago; Professor Lisa Nakamura, University of Michigan;…

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