[PAST EVENT] Omeka for Social Justice: Digital Humanities Projects for Public Engagement
This workshop introduces participants to using the archival content management system Omeka, as part of the launch of the William & Mary digital humanities initiative, to create digital projects that position social justice at the core of their mission.
The Equality Lab – a space for digital scholarship at William & Mary – is pleased to announce that this workshop will feature noted digital humanities scholar Roopika Risam. Participants will learn the basics of creating Omeka content, working with records and collections, selecting plugins, and designing exhibits. We will approach these processes through two essential and connected lenses: the research questions at stake in social justice-minded digital scholarship and user experience when engaging with the project. This workshop does not presume prior experience with Omeka or particular technical expertise, only a willingness to experiment with a new platform and consider the relationship between the tools we use to create digital humanities projects and the politics of social justice.
The workshop is open to all faculty, librarians, graduate students, and interested undergraduates. As lunch will be provided, please RSVP to [[w|lizlosh]] in advance. This event is sponsored by the Office of University eLearning Initiatives and the Program in American Studies
Roopika Risam is an assistant professor of English at Salem State University. Her research focuses on the untold stories and unheard voices in the digital cultural record, with an emphasis on postcolonial cultures and the African diaspora. Risam's monograph, Postcolonial Digital Humanities: Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy, which explores the intersections of postcolonial studies and digital humanities, is under contract with Northwestern University Press. Her digital projects include The Harlem Shadows Project, a critical edition of Claude McKay's poetry, and Social Justice and the Digital Humanities, a resource for digital project design. Risam's scholarship has recently appeared in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, First Monday, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Ada, International Journal of E-Politics, Left History, and South Asian Review.
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