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Theories and Practices of Postcolonial Digital Humanities - Roopika Risam and Adeline Koh

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Theories and Practices of Postcolonial Digital Humanities - Roopika Risam and Adeline Koh

  1. 1. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam Theories and Practices of Postcolonial Digital Humanities Adeline Koh, Richard Stockton College Roopika Risam, Salem State University #dhpoco
  2. 2. @adelinekoh #dhpoco @roopikarisam #dhpoco
  3. 3. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco Origins http://dhpoco.tumblr.com #dhpoco
  4. 4. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco Comics http://dhpoco.tumblr.com/tagged/comics #dhpoco
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  6. 6. @adelinekoh #dhpoco Website http://dhpoco.org @roopikarisam #dhpoco
  7. 7. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco Mission Statement • Technology is not culturally neutral • Technology contains global structural inequalities
  8. 8. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco Defining #dhpoco Productive intersections between postcolonial studies and digital humanities
  9. 9. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco Defining #dhpoco • Emergent field of study • Draws from postcolonial studies and digital humanities • Brings together global analyses of knowledge and power from postcolonial studies with praxis-driven inquiry of digital humanities
  10. 10. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco Goals of #dhpoco • Foreground anticolonial thought by decolonizing computation, code, and digital cultures • Disrupt narratives of technological progress through global-oriented inquiry • Build a community of scholars committed to global analyses of power in digital humanities
  11. 11. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco #dhpoco Concepts • Technological strategies for counter-discourse • Critical assessments of language and cultural imperialism • Excavating networked knowledge • Material approaches to digital humanities
  12. 12. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco Concepts • Archival silences and interventions • Multivocality in digital spaces • Identity-oriented approaches to technology #dhpoco
  13. 13. @adelinekoh #dhpoco in Practice @roopikarisam #dhpoco
  14. 14. @adelinekoh #dhpoco in Practice @roopikarisam #dhpoco
  15. 15. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco #dhpoco in Practice Global Women Wikipedia Write-In #GWWI March 18, 2014
  16. 16. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco #dhpoco in Practice Coming this summer: #dhpoco Summer School 2014
  17. 17. @adelinekoh @roopikarisam #dhpoco Join #dhpoco • Submit a post for the #dhpoco website • Host a node of the Rewriting Wikipedia Project, March 18, 2014 • Join us for #dhpoco Summer School, Summer 2014 • Submit an essay for our upcoming Ada special issue on gender, globalization, and technology

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