Reading Group: Diversifying the Digital Humanities

IDRH Reading Group

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Join us in discussing current issues in the digital humanities. Each reading session is centered on one book or topic. All are welcome to attend, including those outside of KU. Stay tuned for all upcoming reading groups by subscribing to our monthly newsletter or by following us on Twitter @IDRH_KU.

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"book cover"Selections from Debates in the Digital Humanities

June 25 | 3-5pm | Virtual 

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"Why are the Digital Humanities So White? or Thinking of the Histories of Race and Computation" - Tara McPherson

"Can Information Be Unfettered? Race and the New Digital Humanities Canon" - Amy E. Earhart

"Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?" - Alan Liu

All readings are open access and available online.


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Past Discussions


Battershill, C., & Ross, S. (2017). Using digital humanities in the classroom: A practical introduction for teachers, lecturers, and students. Bloomsbury Academic.

Benjamin, R. (2019). Race after technology: Abolitionist tools for the new Jim Code. Polity.

Caswell, M. (2014). Archiving the unspeakable: Silence, memory, and the photographic record in Cambodia. University of Wisconsin Press.

Davis, R. F., Gold, M. K., Harris, K. D., & Sayers, J. (Eds.).(2020). Digital pedagogy in the humanities: Concepts, models, and experiments. Modern Language Association.

GO::DH. (n.d.) Minimal Computing. [Thought pieces by the working group] 

Kirschenbaum, M. G. (2008). Mechanisms: New media and the forensic imagination. MIT Press.

Losh, E., & Wernimont, J. (Eds.). (2019). Bodies of information: Intersectional feminism and the digital humanities. University of Minnesota Press.

Noble, S. U. (2018). Algorithms of oppression: How search engines reinforce racism. NYU Press.

Risam, R. (2018). New digital worlds: Postcolonial digital humanities in theory, praxis, and pedagogy. Northwestern University Press.

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