The Digital Scholarship Office and the Archiving Black América Initiative at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin, cordially invites you to the fall installment of the Digital Scholarship in the Americas Speaker Series featuring Dr. Schuyler Esprit.
Free and open to the public online.
Nov 4, 2022 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)
Registration is required through bit.ly/lbds-esprit.
Historically, the Caribbean has always sustained itself through networks and relations that emerge from conquest, oppression and vulnerability of its peoples. In the era of the digital, this is no different; digital code and technologies provide space for engagement amidst the realities of ongoing planetary crises – climate, disease, and continued colonialism.
The aim of this talk is to connect vernacular and formal methodologies through which Caribbean living and survival take shape and the ways that digital humanities, and digital pedagogy specifically, invite new modes of survival, activism, community engagement and legacy building toward a Caribbean future.
Dr. Schuyler Esprit is the Founder and Director of Create Caribbean Research Institute, the first digital humanities center in the Caribbean. As a scholar of Caribbean literary and cultural studies, her research areas of interest include Caribbean literary and cultural studies, environmental and ecological humanities, and digital humanities.