Current Issues in Digital Scholarship Discussion Group (via Zoom)
Join Digital Scholarship Librarian Kristy Golubiewski-Davis for this series of online conversations, where we’ll be discussing the issues and topics presented in the “Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities” special issue. The volume is published as an open access online book by Debates in the Digital Humanities. The discussions throughout the 21/22 academic year are informed by the publication, but no reading is required to join this discussion.
We encourage you to join regardless of if you’ve read the articles or not. You are invited to read any selection of the chapters below that interest you or to join the discussion and bring your own experiences.
Discussion questions will be provided by 5/2
Related Reading (not required):
The above questions were chosen based on the information presented in the following chapters. We invite you to read any chapters that interest you prior to the discussion meeting and participate in an asynchronous discussion on the readings through our DH Debates reading group. The built-in tool annotation tools will allow you to engage with comments from other readers in this group asynchronously between discussion meetings.
Part V. Making, Justice, Ethics
- Beyond Making | Debbie Chachra
- Making It Matter | Jeremy Boggs, Jennifer Reed, and J. K. Purdom Lindblad
- Ethics in the Making | Erin R. Anderson and Trisha N. Campbell
Part V context:
“This volume of Debates in the Digital Humanities concludes with “Making, Justice, Ethics” and focuses on issues of labor, equity, intersectionality, and material conditions that run throughout it. We are prompted to move beyond the “gendered, capitalist benefits of being a person who makes products” and “celebrate and foster education, maintenance, analysis, critique, and, above all, caregiving — all of the undervalued, underappreciated, ongoing work of making other people’s lives better” (Chachra). We are also given several examples of how social justice may inform project design and development in humanities labs (Boggs et al.). And we conclude with a thought-provoking consideration of how we define “we” through material practice (Anderson and Campbell). So crucial to a digital humanities of the present moment, this final section offers us some language as well as a few paradigms for work that is aware of the boundaries it draws.”
- Excerpted from the Introduction: “I Don’t Know All the Circuitry” by Jentery Sayers
This discussion will be virtual, and you will receive a Zoom link by email when you register.
Participants who register early will receive an email update with the discussion questions at the beginning of the month.
All discussions in this series:
12/3: Making and the Humanities
1/28: Made by Whom? For Whom?
2/25: Making as Inquiry
3/31: Making Spaces and Interfaces
4/29: Making Spaces and Interfaces (continued)
5/27: Making, Justice, Ethics