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Next Week: Public Talk and Workshop with Dr. Marisa Parham

Register by Monday, Feb. 3 for Hands-On Workshop

January 30, 2020 2:04 PM
Haunted Scholarship: Using Born-Digital Writing and Experimental Digital Projects in the Humanities Classroom

Mark your calendars for this exciting pair of events announced by the Inclusion Imperative:

Please join us for this Humanities Teaching Lab (HTLab), a Public Talk and Workshop at UMBC, led by Dr. Marisa Parham, Professor of English, Amherst College, and Director of the Immersive Reality Lab for the Humanities

In her talk, "Breaking, Dancing, and Making Black Lives in the Digital Humanities," Dr. Parham will discuss what might be made possible at the intersection between Black expressive traditions, digital humanities, and electronic literature, with an eye to describing the “why” of the projects she has recently completed, which can be found here.

Public Talk 
Thursday, February 6, 2020
4:30-6:00 p.m.
University Center, Room 310

Hands-On Workshop 
Friday, February 7, 2020
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Performing Arts & Humanities Building, Room 216

Marisa Parham is Professor of English at Amherst College, and directs the Immersive Reality Lab for the Humanities (irLh), an independent workgroup for digital and experimental humanities. irLh develops and incubates digital projects for AR, VR, and screen, and generally supports the work of digital scholars. Parham also serves as one of two faculty diversity and inclusion officers (FDIO) at Amherst College. She is the author of Haunting and Displacement in African-American Literature and Culture, The African-American Student’s Guide to College, and is co-editor of Theorizing Glissant: Sites and Citations. Her current teaching and research projects focus on texts and technologies that problematize assumptions about time, space, and bodily materiality.

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