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OtherWorlds, Other DHs
Roopika Risam
Salem State University
@roopikarisam
“Let us be excellent dancers to one another.The
world is a messy place, covered under the big tent
of a capitalism flirtin...
“Around DH in 80 Days is a multi-institutional,
interdisciplinary Digital Humanities collaboration
that seeks to introduce...
“Behind this problem of defining Digital
Humanities (what we are and what we do) there
is an additional now ineludible pro...
“But perhaps the most urgent issue is to stop
regarding the methodological and the socio-
cultural questions as separate. ...
“[English] has managed to stay, not only in
formal and official functions; it has indigenized
and grown local roots. It ha...
“Errors [in English] may be thought of as a kind
of foreign accent, only in writing instead of
speech.”
-Illona Leki, Unde...
“Difference is not our deficit; it’s our operating
system.”
-Fiona Barnett, HASTAC Mission Statement
What is your digital humanities accent?
References
• Allama Iqbal Urdu Cyber Library
• Arab Image Foundation
• Around DH in 80 Days
• Barnett, Fiona. “HASTAC Miss...
Other Worlds, Other DHs - Roopika Risam #DH2014
Other Worlds, Other DHs - Roopika Risam #DH2014
Other Worlds, Other DHs - Roopika Risam #DH2014
Other Worlds, Other DHs - Roopika Risam #DH2014
Other Worlds, Other DHs - Roopika Risam #DH2014
Other Worlds, Other DHs - Roopika Risam #DH2014
Other Worlds, Other DHs - Roopika Risam #DH2014
Other Worlds, Other DHs - Roopika Risam #DH2014
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Other Worlds, Other DHs - Roopika Risam #DH2014

  1. 1. OtherWorlds, Other DHs Roopika Risam Salem State University @roopikarisam
  2. 2. “Let us be excellent dancers to one another.The world is a messy place, covered under the big tent of a capitalism flirting with authoritarianism, plagued by AK-47s and countless lunacies; but also agency and promise, the dance halls of communities.” –Alex Gil, “The (Digital) Library of Babel
  3. 3. “Around DH in 80 Days is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Digital Humanities collaboration that seeks to introduce new and veteran audiences to the global field of DH scholarly practice by bringing together current DH projects from around the world.” – Around DH in 80 Days
  4. 4. “Behind this problem of defining Digital Humanities (what we are and what we do) there is an additional now ineludible problem ‘who is we?’” -Isabel Galina, “IsThere Anybody OutThere? Building a Global Digital Humanities Community”
  5. 5. “But perhaps the most urgent issue is to stop regarding the methodological and the socio- cultural questions as separate. In other words, to stop thinking…that the digital humanities were born in a vacuum.” –Domenico Fiormonte, “Towards a Cultural Critique of Digital Humanities”
  6. 6. “[English] has managed to stay, not only in formal and official functions; it has indigenized and grown local roots. It has begun to thrive and to produce innovative, regionally distinctive forms and uses of its own in contact with indigenous languages and cultures.” -Edgar Schneider, Postcolonial English
  7. 7. “Errors [in English] may be thought of as a kind of foreign accent, only in writing instead of speech.” -Illona Leki, Understanding ESLWriters: A Guide forTeachers
  8. 8. “Difference is not our deficit; it’s our operating system.” -Fiona Barnett, HASTAC Mission Statement
  9. 9. What is your digital humanities accent?
  10. 10. References • Allama Iqbal Urdu Cyber Library • Arab Image Foundation • Around DH in 80 Days • Barnett, Fiona. “HASTAC Mission Statement.” • Bichitra: OnlineTagoreVariorium • Digitizing Chinese Englishmen • Fiormonte, Domenico. “Towards a Cultural Critique of Digital Humanities.” • Galina, Isabel. “IsThere Anybody OutThere? Building a Global Digital Humanities Community.” • Gil,Alex. “The (Digital) Library of Babel” • Leki, Ilona. Understanding ESLWriters. • Schneider, Edgar. Postcolonial English. • Tombouctou Manuscripts Project

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