From 4:30-6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 4, the Digital Scholarship Commons will host a DiSCussion with Dr. Lauren Klein, Assistant Professor in Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Communication, and Culture. The event is titled "Archival Silence, Digital Humanities, and James Hemings."
In this discussion, Dr. Klein will discuss her journey as an early-career scholar in digital humanities and she will show how a set of techniques associated with the digital humanities—in particular, techniques from the fields of computational linguistics and information visualization—can help to illuminate the faint archival trace’s of James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s enslaved chef. She shows how the unique demands of the archive of slavery pose direct challenges to the current rhetoric of much digital humanities scholarship, requiring a rethinking of both theory and method. In doing so, she addresses the issue of silence in the archival record.
This event is open to all. Join us! RSVP here!
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