DiSCussions with Lauren Klein: Archival Silence, Digital Humanities, and James Hemings

Published 03-20-2012

Wed., April 4, 4:30-6 pm/Research Commons: Join the staff of DiSC for a discussion with Dr. Lauren Klein, assistant professor in Georgia Tech's School of Literature, Communication, and Culture.

Dr. Klein will discuss her journey as an early scholar in digital humanities and show how a set of techniques associated with the digital humanities can help illuminate the faint archival traces 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.

As part of a full slate of digital humanities-related events, the Digital Scholarship Commons is reprising its series of digital scholarship workshops. This year, DiSC is offering all of its workshops twice: once on Monday afternoons and once on Thursday evenings. 

Register here for the workshops. All workshops will be held in the Research Commons, Woodruff Library, 3rd floor unless otherwise noted. There is no charge (unless otherwise noted).

Posted 4/3/2012