Welcome to Introduction to Digital Public Humanities, a graduate seminar in American Studies and History at Rutgers University-Newark, taught by Mary Rizzo.

For Fall 2018, the focus of the class is on black digital humanities, an emerging field that connects digital humanities and African American studies. Our exploration will touch on a number of specific issues that are currently central to it, including media studies and cultural theory; archives; knowledge production; curation; community organizing; and ethics. Students will critically analyze digital technologies through humanistic lenses, asking how race, class, gender, sexuality, labor and so on are reinscribed or changed by them. In lab sessions, students will learn digital technologies, including blogging, social media, mapping, and archiving, applying theory to praxis.

Please contact Mary Rizzo (mary.rizzo@rutgers.edu) with any questions.

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