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Digital Archives and the Public Sphere

The panel on “Archives for the Public Sphere” at the NULab Conference on March 24th 2017 featured three presentations on a few of the digital archives housed at Northeastern: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon’s “Archives, the Commons, and the Public Sphere” on the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, Sarah Connell’s “Writing, Reception, Intertextuality: Networking Women’s Writing” on the  Continue Reading »

Archives and Collaboration: Reflecting on the Early Caribbean Digital Archive’s Participation in the Digital Humanities for Caribbean History Workshop

     On March 31st, the Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA) was invited to share our project’s research at the Digital Humanities for Caribbean History workshop, held at Harvard’s HipHop Archive and Research Institute, and co-sponsored by both the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and Harvard’s History Design Studio. Vincent Brown, the  Continue Reading »

Postdocs, Coordinator Syndrome, and Negotiating: a discussion with Moya Bailey, Sarah Connell, and Alicia Peaker

On Monday April 3rd, Moya Bailey, Sarah Connell, and Alicia Peaker led an informal discussion on the topic of postdoctoral fellowships. As a NULab Fellow, I was active in putting this event together, as postdoc positions are becoming more common in my field of digital humanities, yet I knew very little about what being a  Continue Reading »

On Respecting “Deep Knowledge” in Collaborative Feminist Work: a Discussion with Jacque Wernimont

On Wednesday March 15th, Arizona State University English Professor Jacque Wernimont held a discussion with a group of graduate students, faculty, and staff at Northeastern on the topic of building digital feminist communities. I was particularly excited for Jacque’s visit, as a group I helped organize at Northeastern, the Digital Feminist Commons, co-sponsored the event  Continue Reading »

#HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice

Through a unique combination of network analytics and critical readings of tweet texts, #HashtagActivism: Networked Counterpublics in the Digital Age examines how and why Twitter hashtags have become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations to advance counter-narratives and advocate for social change. We contend that members of these marginalized groups, in the tradition of  Continue Reading »

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