Introduction to Digital Humanities

Postcolonial and Intersectional Digital Humanities

In New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy,  Roopika Risam writes:

The opportunity to intervene in the digital cultural record—to tell new stories, shed light on counter-histories, and create spaces for communities to produce and share their own knowledges should they wish—is the great promise of digital humanities."

According to this vision of digital humanities, collection building should not be a straightforward matter of digitizing the written and material records as they have been preserved by governments, libraries, and museums. Rather, it should entail critical decisions about: what to collect and why; how to organize, manage, and disseminate collections; and who participates in these processes.

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Roopika Risam, New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy, (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2018) Chapter 1 Hypothesis link.

Schwartz, Michelle and Constance Crompton, “Remaking History: Lesbian Feminist Historical Methods in the Digital Humanities” In Losh, Elizabeth, and Jacqueline Wernimont, eds. Bodies of Information Intersectional Feminism and the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. Hypothesis link.

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