In the first portion of this meeting, we will begin to examine an approach to digital humanities that we might call “critical digital humanities.” Emerging from and engaging with the scholarship of feminism, critical race theory, and queer theory as well as the various approaches associated with the Frankfurt School and the New Left, critical digital humanities challenges us to consider how power might be embedded in, reproduced through, or resisted by the digital humanities. Of course, entire courses could be taught on this subject, so we will only be able to glance the surface. However, we will return to these questions as we design and build our own projects.
In the second half of the meeting, we will practice recording and editing oral histories that we conduct with each other.
Assignments (due before class)
- Complete the Week 3 Wikipedia Assignments.
- Complete Human Subject Research CITI educational course and submit certificate via Canvas
I. Connect (15 min)
II. Review Guidelines for Final Project (15 min)
III. Discussion: Ethics, Social Justice, and Digital History
IV. Lab: Oral History Interviews with Fellow Students
- Liu, Alan. 2012. “Where Is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
- Risam, Roopika. 2015. “Beyond the Margins: Intersectionality and the Digital Humanities.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 9 (2).
- Gallon, Kim. 2016. “Making a Case for the Black Digital Humanities.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press.
- Larson, Mary. 2013. “Steering Clear of the Rocks: A Look at the Current State of Oral History Ethics in the Digital Age.” Oral History Review 40 (1): 36–49.
- Lloyd, Timothy. 2013. “The Civil Rights Oral History Survey Project.” Oral History Review 40 (1): 50–53.
- Risam, Roopika. “Reading List for Digital Humanities and Social Justice.” Social Justice and the Digital Humanities.
- ———. “Social Justice Digital Humanities Projects.” Social Justice and the Digital Humanities.