How can technological platforms connect investigation of the past to transformative justice in the present? How might the digital humanities promote intersectional research and tell the stories of marginalized subjects? This hands-on, interactive workshop offers participants the opportunity to explore these questions under the guidance of Jessica Marie Johnson, professor of Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and an expert in the digital humanities. Drawing upon Professor Johnson’s areas of expertise, we’ll also discuss incorporating digital and social media into one’s teaching, establishing productive collaborations with other scholars, and using digital platforms to facilitate public engagement. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of their own work (DH projects, blogs, etc.), as well as questions for Professor Johnson about how to establish a digital presence as an emerging scholar.
The workshop will take place in Sterling Memorial Library, room 218.
Jessica Marie Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Africana Studies and Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. She is the founder of African Diaspora, Ph.D., a blog highlighting scholarship in the field of Atlantic African Diaspora history, and collaborates with the LatiNegrxs Project, a Tumblr and community interrogating Afrxlatinidad from the lens of transformative justice, and the Queering Slavery Working Group. Johnson is also a contributor and member of the African American Intellectual Society Blog.She tweets as @jmjafrx.