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    From: Urszula Pawlicka-Deger <>
    Date: Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 4:16 AM
    Subject: [globaloutlookDH-l] Symposium: “Amplifying Local Voices”
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    Dear all,

    The following symposium might be of interest to you.

    *”Amplifying Local Voices: Perspectives on Digital Humanities Praxis from
    the South”* Thursday, April 15th @ 5:00pm – 6:30pm EST, more details:

    Presented by:
    1. Mayurakshi Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Digital
    Humanities Coordinator, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
    2. Isabel Galina Russell, Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones
    Bibliográficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
    3. Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang, Lecturer, Department of English, University of
    Ghana, Legon
    4. Lik Hang Tsui, Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese and History,
    City University of Hong Kong

    Kanyinsola Obayan, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT Digital Humanities Lab

    The field of digital humanities can provide a framework for critiquing the
    politics, practices, and discourses that underpin the production of new
    computational and data infrastructures. But DH can only realize its radical
    possibilities for rethinking present and future paradigms by decentering
    the Global North and looking to the South. For DH to emerge as a critical
    voice in our global digital economy, it must take seriously both the
    material practices and lived realities of digital practitioners in the
    Global South.

    So what can DH learn from the South to create work that is ethical,
    equitable, and just? This panel provides case studies of innovative DH work
    in Mexico, Ghana, Hong Kong, and India amongst others to shift conceptions
    of the South as a place of lack within the digital humanities towards new
    research that recenters local context and analyses of techno-political
    power. Additionally, by reflexively examining our disciplinary
    entanglements within uneven networks of power, the panelists will explore
    how DH praxis from the South opens up new possibilities for thinking about
    the pressing issues of our data-driven world.

    This interdisciplinary panel will feature the following DH scholars from
    around the world: Isabel Galina Russell (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de
    México), Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang (University of Ghana), Lik Hang Tsui (City
    University of Hong Kong), and Mayurakshi Chaudhuri (Indian Institute of
    Technology Jodhpur). Following presentations from each panelist, there will
    be a discussion moderated by MIT Postdoctoral Fellow, Kanyinsola Obayan.

    Best wishes,

    Dr Urszula Pawlicka-Deger
    Marie Curie Research Fellow, King’s Digital Lab
    Virginia Woolf Building, King’s College London | | @UrszulaDeger

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