584. Accessing Race in the Digital Humanities: An E-roundtable
Sunday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Commonwealth, Sheraton
A special session
Presiding: Roger Whitson, Emory Univ.
Roger Whitson's Annotation:
Speakers: David Kim, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Jennifer Sano-Franchini, Michigan State Univ.; Lee Skallerup Bessette, Morehead State Univ.
Responding: Tara McPherson, Univ. of Southern California
For more information, visit www.rogerwhitson.net/accessingrace after 31 Dec.
This roundtable addresses how applications and interfaces encode specific cultural assumptions about race and preclude certain groups of people from participating in the digital humanities. Participants present specific digital humanities projects that illustrate the impact of race on access to the programming, cultural, and funding structures in the digital humanities.
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