Digital Humanities

May 28: DH Forum, Sylvia Fernández Quintanilla

Landscapes of U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Digital Humanities
Sylvia Fernández Quintanilla, Public and Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kansas
May 28, 12-2pm CST

This presentation explores the emerging subfield of Borderlands digital humanities and highlights digital practices and projects that center intersectional epistemologies and transnational-transborder perspectives in DH research. Through the experiences of building United Frontera, a collective initiative that started in 2019, Fernandez will discuss the creation of the first transborder digital cultural record of the U.S.-Mexico border and the importance to analyze, document and look for strategies to preserve the digital memory of active, inactive and in-development digital material/projects that present various perspectives of the region. Similarly, this presentation will touch on the model this project has been built in and is following based on the articulation of local practices and directional politics of knowledge that avoid flows from the top-down.

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