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Race, Space & Place: Surveying the Terrain

Howard University Interdisciplinary Building
Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Digital Humanties Incubator 1: 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.


The AADHum Initiative seeks to prepare the next generation of digital humanists and African Americanists by broadening the conversation around new theories, methods, and tools to explore African American art, labor, and migration. The initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative’s first sequence, Race, Space, and Place, explores our themes of African American labor, migration, and artistic expression, through a series of complementary Reading Groups (RG), Digital Humanities Incubator (DHI) and Digital Dialogues. The reading group provides a space for critical dialogue and exploration for African Americanists engaged in thinking about their work in terms of the digital. Our DHI workshops, small tutorials and individual consultations offer participants hands-on experience in envisioning and engaging new digital projects— whether they participate in individual sessions or the entire sequence.

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