Catalyst Fund

Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean

3K

Primary Participant:

Leah Rosenberg

The symposium, Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean, brings together scholars and artists from the Caribbean and the United States to discuss how to collaborate through digital humanities in ways that decolonize knowledge and empower Caribbean subjects, rather than reaffirm colonial histories of archiving and education. The objective of the symposium is to produce an action plan for making dLOC a hub for pedagogical, scholarly, and artistic collaboration. Oonya Kempadoo, an acclaimed Caribbean novelist and leader in digital and public humanities, will present a public lecture in which she will explain the collaborative digital projects she has undertaken that use literature and visual arts to illuminate the impact of climate change and environmental activism in the Caribbean.