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Our final lunch of the semester features Afrosonic scholar and Hip Hop archivist Mark Campbell (Arts, Culture, and Media), art and curation researcher Andrea Fatona (Art at OCAD), and performance studies, identity, and citizenship scholar Kristin Moriah (English Language and Literature at Queen's University). The lunch will be moderated by Tamara Walker (History). We will be recording and taking screenshots during the event. If you would prefer not to be recorded, please feel welcome to turn off your camera.Speaker Biographies:Mark V. Campbell is a DJ, scholar and curator. His research explores the relationships between Afrosonic innovations and notions of the human. Dr. Campbell is a former Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Fine Arts at the University of Regina and is currently the Principal Investigator in the SSHRC funded research project, Hip Hop Archives: The Poetics and Potentials of Knowledge Production. Mark has published widely with essays appearing in the Southern Journal of Canadian Studies, Critical Studies in Improvisation, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society and the CLR Journal of Caribbean Ideas. His co-edited collection, We Still Here: Hip Hop North of the 49th Parallel, is set to be launched fall 2020 by McGill-Queen's Press.Andrea Fatona is an independent curator and an associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. She is concerned with issues of equity within the sphere of the arts and the pedagogical possibilities of art works produced by ‘other’ Canadians in articulating broader perspectives of Canadian identities. Her broader interest is in the ways in which art, ‘culture’ and ‘education’ can be employed by to illuminate complex issues that pertain to social justice, citizenship, belonging, and nationhood. She is the recipient of awards from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and was the 2017/18 OCAD U-Massey Fellow. Fatona is a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Canadian Black Diasporic Cultural Production. She has published scholarly articles, catalogue essays, and book chapters in a range of publications. Kristin Moriah is an Assistant Professor of English at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her forthcoming monograph, Dark Stars of the Evening, examines late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century African-American performance, including the circulation of performance within the black diaspora and its influence on the formation of national identity. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, and the Harry Ransom Center. Tamara J. Walker is an historian of race, gender, and slavery in Latin America. Her research has appeared in such publications as Slavery & Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, Gender & History, The Journal of Family History, and Souls. Her first book, Exquisite Slaves: Race, Clothing and Status in Colonial Lima, was published by Cambridge University Press and received the 2018 Harriet Tubman Prize. She is currently at work on a book and digital archiving project focused on black subjects in Latin-American visual culture.

Event Dates
  • November 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ended
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rnWelcome to the Jackman Humanities Instituteu2019s Digital Humanities Network (DHN), based at the University of Toronto.rnu00a0rnThe mandate of the DHN is to design and support initiatives that raise awareness and build upon U of Tu2019s existing strengths in the digital humanities. The network defines the digital humanities broadly, including communities and methods, tools, and platform-based approaches often associated with the digital humanities. The DHN supports initiatives that encompass interpretative or theoretical work on digitality and a wide variety of computational approaches to humanities research.rnu00a0rnTo achieve this mandate, we facilitate events that bring together faculty, students, librarians, and staff from across the Universityu2019s tri-campus, such as lightning lunches, workshops, and an annual conference. Our monthly lightning lunches focus on a specific topic or contemporary issue with experts from different disciplines to explore threads of commonality and nuance. It is always our hope that these lightning lunches will lead to the formation of new networks, research projects, and shared knowledge. Our workshops address the technical and theoretical issues found across our membersu2019 research needs. These workshops range from technical programming to practical research applications. Finally, our annual conference brings together these disparate groups to network and examine our shared interest in digitality.rnu00a0rnIn addition to organizing events, we distribute a weekly newsletter, which digests relevant events, calls-for-proposals, and jobs around the Toronto area, and provide one-on-one consultation with our members to advise them and direct them to relevant resources at the University.rnu00a0rnPlease email to get in touch and to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.rn

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