'Visualizing the Americas' Launch Event

When and Where

Thursday, September 14, 2023 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
University of Toronto Mississauga MN3230 Collaborative Digital Research Space
1535 Outer Circle Rd Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6


Join us for a hybrid event on September 14th for the launch of UTM-based digital humanities project Visualizing the Americas.

Visualizing the Americas examines the history of capitalism through the production and consumption of a single commodity, the banana.

It also preserves rare, endangered records that are integral to the histories of the multinational banana companies or to the histories of the communities in which the companies operated. This project digitizes these archives and makes them freely accessible to anyone in the world.

Join us for a discussion with leading historians on the impact of the banana industry in the Americas and a panel exploring the tensions between preservation and presentation in digital humanities scholarship. There will also be a visit to the UTM Library Archives to see rare letters and photographs from the banana industry in Latin America!

• In-Person at the University of Toronto, Mississauga in the CDRS

• Virtual via Zoom with Live, Simultaneous Translation between English and Spanish

Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided.

Register in Person: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vi...

Register Online: https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeti...

Contact Information


1535 Outer Circle Rd Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6