On Monday, 11 December, IDRH is livestreaming the opening talk and first panel from the Digital Blackness in the Archive Symposium organized by DocNow. The symposium addresses issues at the intersection of archival practice and the existence of Black people on the web and social media. Join us in the DH Studio (Watson Library 410A) to watch and discuss the talks.
We are livestreaming the opening talk at 10:15am by Marissa Parham (Professor in English, Black Studies, and Film and Media Studies and Director of Five College Digital Humanities).
We are also livestreaming the first panel, "The Ferguson Effect on Local Activism and Community Memory" (with presentations by Alexis Templeton, Kayla Reed, Brittany Ferrell, and Aleia Brown) from 11:15am - 12:30pm.
More information about the event is available here
Digital Blackness in the Archive
December 11-12, 2017 | St Louis | #BlackDigArchive
The second Documenting the Now symposium, to be held in conjunction with our advisory board meeting, will address issues at the intersection of archival practice and the existence of Black people on the web and social media. Invited speakers will discuss their work on the Black experience in online spaces including research on joy and creativity expressed by Black people on the web, cultural and social expression, activism and other acts of resistance, the Black experience with state sponsored online surveillance, and racism and bias in algorithm and social media platform design.