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Ecologies and Institutions: Rebuilding a Shape-shifting Caribbean with Digital Humanities
Friday, 17 November, 11:30 am–1:00 pm in CISE Bldg E251
Dr. Schuyler Espirit
Create Caribbean Research Institute
In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Marie, what do we gain or lose by continuing to frame higher education as a primary conduit for preserving Caribbean heritage and Caribbean sustainability? What new forms of academic collaboration can create or improve community accountability to the Caribbean people, whom this work should serve? How do we reshape the spaces for teaching and learning within and across Caribbean communities to facilitate academic and intellectual exploration as well as community and social justice?
The presentation will use the short history of Create Caribbean Research Institute’s mission and platform to illustrate the inherent paradoxes in developing Caribbean institutions. I focus on the ways that renaming and redefining digital humanities has been critical to establishing of a digital humanities center in the Caribbean. The term “institution” is loaded in the context of the region’s history but also, more directly, in the emergence of digital humanities as a field of study and work. In many ways, how we perceive the institutions to which we belong or the ones with which we want to collaborate.
This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested, in order to insure enough food (click here).