Decolonizing DH
Theories and Practices of
Postcolonial Digital Humanities
#S679
Participants
Presider: Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English, Salem
State University, @roopikarisam

Respondent: A...
What is #dhpoco?
A movement dedicated to global explorations of race,
class, gender, sexuality, and disability within cult...
Intellectual Genealogies of
#dhpoco
Digital lineage in postcolonial studies: Deepika
Bahri’s Postcolonial Studies at Emory...
Intellectual Genealogies of
#dhpoco
Digital lineage in the digital humanities:
#transformDH, Digitizing Chinese Englishmen...
Goals of #dhpoco
Probe intersection of postcolonial studies and digital
humanities
Mediate in critiques of lack of cultura...
Goals of #dhpoco
Build community of scholars around the world whose
work intervenes in both postcolonial studies and
digit...
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Decolonizing DH: Theories and Practices of Postcolonial Digital Humanities - Roopika Risam

  1. 1. Decolonizing DH Theories and Practices of Postcolonial Digital Humanities #S679
  2. 2. Participants Presider: Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English, Salem State University, @roopikarisam Respondent: Anna Everett, Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California Santa Barbara Adeline Koh, Director of DH @ Stockton and Assistant Professor of Literature, Richard Stockton College, @adelinekoh Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division of Columbia University Libraries, @elotroalex Amit Ray, Associate Professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology, @amitorit Porter Olsen, PhD Candidate, University of Maryland – College Park, @pwolsen
  3. 3. What is #dhpoco? A movement dedicated to global explorations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability within cultures of technology Merges postcolonial studies and digital humanities and theory and praxis Found on Twitter (#dhpoco), Facebook (Postcolonial Digital Humanities), and the web (http://dhpoco.org) Created by Adeline Koh and Roopika Risam
  4. 4. Intellectual Genealogies of #dhpoco Digital lineage in postcolonial studies: Deepika Bahri’s Postcolonial Studies at Emory, George Landow’s The Postcolonial Literature and Culture Web, Adeline Koh’s The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Project, Kavita Daiya’s 1947Partition.org Theoretical lineage in postcolonial studies: Aijaz Ahmad, Arif Dirlik, Ella Shohat, Benita Parry, Sandra Harding and postcolonial science and technology studies
  5. 5. Intellectual Genealogies of #dhpoco Digital lineage in the digital humanities: #transformDH, Digitizing Chinese Englishmen, TransAtlantic Slave Trade Database, Jessica M. Johnson’s Black Diaspora Hypertext, Crunk Feminist Collective Theoretical lineage in the digital humanities and new media: Tara McPherson, Alan Liu, Lisa Nakamura, Peter Chow-White, Alondra Nelson,
  6. 6. Goals of #dhpoco Probe intersection of postcolonial studies and digital humanities Mediate in critiques of lack of cultural criticism in the digital humanities Intervene in critique of postcolonial studies as passé or too abstract, reviving activist spirit of field
  7. 7. Goals of #dhpoco Build community of scholars around the world whose work intervenes in both postcolonial studies and digital humanities Decolonize the digital Foreground anti-colonial thought in studies of technology Disrupt narratives of globalization and technological progress

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