Miriam Posner (UCLA) shared her keynote address from the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, which took place at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries from July 22-24, 2015. In it, Posner explores the “radical, unrealized potential of digital humanities,” especially calling for engagement with gender, sexuality, and critical race theory:
DH needs scholarly expertise in critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, and other interrogations of structures of power in order to develop models of the world that have any relevance to people’s lived experience. Truly, it’s the most complicated, challenging computing problem I can imagine, and DH hasn’t even begun yet to take it on.
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