Digital Humanities Speaker Series
The Kaplan Digital Humanities Speaker Series hosts talks by scholars, artists, and community members working on a wide array of digital humanities projects. The series is designed to show the breadth of the field with a special focus on how DH theory can be used to engage community needs. The speaker series is convened by Joseph Whitson, Kaplan's Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities.
Two talks will be scheduled each quarter; speakers to be announced per quarter.
Dr. Sarah Wald – Telling Stories Using Digital Formats - Carceral Geographies of Mt. Hood National Forest
January 19, 2022 (Wed.)
6:00 pm CST via Zoom
Dr. Sarah Wald will discuss her collaborative, publicly engaged work—with Bark (@BarkforMtHood), University of Oregon librarians Kate Thornhill and Gabriele Hayden, and many University of Oregon grad students—to tell the complicated stories around Mt. Hood National Forest using digital formats.
Wald will be joined by two of these grad students—Ashia Ajani and Hannah Gershone—to share their research on Mt. Hood's carceral geographies.
Sarah Wald is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and English at University of Oregon, the homeland of the Kalapuya people. Her research and teaching focus on the relationship between race and the environment, immigration and citizenship, and environmental justice. Dr. Wald is the author of The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl, the co-editor for Latinx Environmentalism: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial, and is currently working on a book related to the Outdoor Equity Movement.
February 17, 2022
Save the date — speaker to be announced!
Spring 2022 dates (anticipated)
Jolie Varela - Indigenous Women Hike
November 18, 2021
5:00 pm via Zoom
Christine McRae Luckasavitch - Native Land Digital
October 21, 2021
5:00 pm via Zoom
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