Collaborating Across the Divide

Event Start Date: September 21, 2017 5:00 PM
Event End Date: September 22, 2017 5:15 PM


Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean
Sept. 21-22, 2017
Smathers Library

Digital technology has made the early twenty-first century a critical moment of opportunity by providing access to a wide range of library and archival materials and by offering new means of teaching, analyzing content, and presenting literary scholarship. While digital technologies have the promise of bridging institutional and geographic barriers, they have also continued to reproduce colonial hierarchies and marginalize content from the Caribbean and the Global South.

This symposium, “Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean,” brings together scholars and artists from the Caribbean and the United States to discuss how to collaborate through digital humanities in ways that decolonize knowledge and empower Caribbean subjects, rather than reaffirm colonial histories of archiving and education.  The project will center on the Digital Library of the Caribbean (, an international partnership. The objective of the symposium is to produce an action plan for making dLOC a hub for pedagogical, scholarly, and artistic collaboration.

To view the schedule and list of speakers, head over the event's main page on the Digital Humanities Working Group website.