Spring 2017 Digital Humanities Incubators 2017-08-22T14:44:13+00:00

Spring 2017 Digital Humanities Incubators

Throughout our first sequence, Race, Space, and Place, we explored themes of African American labor, migration, and artistic expression.

The Spring 2017 sequence included four sessions:

All Spring 2017 incubator materials have been archived. To access them, please visit the course website.

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Surveying the Terrain

Monday, February 6 or Thursday, February 9

Surveying the Terrain probes the analytical, conceptual, and ethical considerations of envisioning African American experience through the digital. Collaborating on shared interests, participants explore methods of translating the multiplicity of meaning-making, positionality, and uncertainty around time and space inherent in African American research within computational constraints.

FEB 6 EVENT
FEB 9 EVENT

Meaning and Mapping

Monday, March 6 or Thursday, March 9

Meaning and Mapping introduces the practical components of map-making by examining mapping as a means of investigation imbued with issues of representation and power. Using a suite of spatial tools, participants gain repertoires of techniques and technologies in geospatial information systems (GIS), spatial humanities, and deep mapping.

MAR 6 EVENT
MAR 9 EVENT

Time and Narrative

Monday, April 3 or Thursday, April 6

Time and Narrative examines how integrating narrative with mapping can help reveal particularities of how blackness shapes the experience of space and place across time. Introducing techniques to weave narrative features through digital platforms, the session provides tools for representing interconnections between communities, narratives and archival materials in accessible ways.

APR 3 EVENT
APR 6 EVENT

Representing Movement

Monday, May 1 or Thursday, May 4

Representing Movement introduces GIS that support simulations of travel, movement, and migration. Participants work on coupling maps and network models to represent conceptualizations of proximity and distance, imagined and real boundaries, and shared experiences across multiple places.

MAY 1 EVENT
MAY 4 EVENT

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