Talk by Dr. Schuyler K Esprit

Event Start Date: November 17, 2017 11:30 AM
Event End Date: November 17, 2017 1:00 PM


Ecologies and Institutions: Rebuilding a Shape-shifting Caribbean with Digital Humanities

Presented by Dr. Schuyler Esprit

November 17 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
UF Informatics Institute, Room E251 CSE Building

Dr. Schuyler K Esprit, Ph.D., Registrar and Dean of Academic Affairs and Founder/Director of the Create Caribbean Research Institute at Dominica State College (Stockfarm Campus, P.O. Box 2066, Roseau, Dominica) will present on her work, climate and environment-related issues, and engaging the idea of rethinking and rebuilding institutions. Her talk was originally scheduled as part of the symposium Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean (21-22 Sept. 2017) and had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Maria, and the impact on Dominica.

Schuyler Esprit is a scholar of Caribbean literature and cultural studies. Dr. Esprit holds a Ph.D. in English literature from University of Maryland – College Park. She currently serves as dean of Academic Affairs at Dominica State College as well as director of the Create Caribbean Research Institute. She has pioneered Digital Humanities projects and digital technology training at the K-12 and College level in Dominica as well as collaboratively, linking classes at the Dominica State College and classes at colleges in the United States. She is now completing her book manuscript and its digital companion, both entitled Occasions for Caribbean Reading, a historical exploration of reading culture in the Caribbean.

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  • Event in the UF Informatics Institute.
  • Event is free and open to the public.
  • Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Rothman Endowment.
  • Co-Sponsored by the Creative Campus Program, Center for Latin American Studies, the Interdisciplinary Working Group on Caribbean Arts and Humanities, the Science Fiction Working Group, and Imagining Climate Change, the George A. Smathers Libraries, the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research, the Department of English,  the Department of History, the UF Informatics Institute, France-Florida Research Institute, and the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department.
  • Program Team Members: Leah Rosenberg, Randi Gill-Sadler, Prea Persaud; Chelsea Dinsmore, Crystal Felima, Holland Hall, Tace Hedrick, Emily Hind, Hélène Huet, Maria Rogal,  Malini Johar Schueller, Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Delia Steverson, Dhanashree Thorat, Laurie Taylor

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