Please join us for this virtual conference organized by the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
In a geo-cultural space largely marginalized by mainstream institutions and often lacking robust resources for research, publishing, and academic collaboration, how can digital technologies nonetheless facilitate the creation and/or nurturing of communities and archives of the Caribbean and its diasporas? In what ways might digital engagements with past and future archives acknowledge and strengthen transnational connections among researchers – and what might be both the affordances and the pitfalls of such digital engagements? This presentation will showcase several specific instances of digital platforms I have had a hand in developing within the Afro-diasporic scholarly community and will lay out some of the material, social, and ethical implications of the so-called digital turn.
This virtual conference is by invitation only.
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