Registration is now open for the annual Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Kansas (KU) on October 2-5, 2019.
Now in its ninth year, the theme of this year’s KU Digital Humanities Forum is “Bodies, Justice, Futures.”
With this theme, the Digital Humanities Forum hopes to inspire presenters to think about the ways in which we envision and build towards just futures for individual and collective bodies from around the globe. By evoking the human body, we ask presenters to foreground humanistic inquiries of digital culture and technology, to trace continuities between historical realities and present socio-political conditions, and/or take up issues related to marginalized and invisible lived experiences.
Keynote speakers include:
- Janet Chávez Santiago (Zapotec weaver and language activist): “Indigenous Language and Culture Visibility in the Digital Age: Examples from Zapotec Activism”
- Julian Chambliss (Professor of English, Michigan State University): “Mapping the Black Imaginary: Race, Space, and Power”
- Denisa Kera (Marie Curie research fellow, University of Salamanca): “Justice Machines, Pacts with the Devil, and the Myth of Automation from Klepsydra to Blockchain”
The full program is available here.