CDHI Visiting Speaker Series: Data Empires, Then and Now

When and Where

Thursday, January 27, 2022 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online Event


Dr. Roopika Risam


CDHI is pleased to host Dr. Roopika Risam as the first speaker in our Winter 2022 Visiting Speaker Series. Dr. Risam is Chair of Secondary and Higher Education and Associate Professor of Education and English, Salem State University. Join us January 27, 2022 at 4:00 PM for her talk, Data Empires, Then and Now: Excavating Colonial Data Cultures.

In our contemporary moment, data is positioned as a new frontier for colonialism. This raises the question of whether a relationship between data and colonialism is, in fact, new. This talk proposes that colonial cultures are data cultures. It further considers the continuities between historical and contemporary uses of data for colonial projects and discusses the influence of colonial data cultures on our current work in digital humanities.

Please note that this is a virtual event and will take place via Zoom.

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