New Digital Worlds

New Digital Worlds

New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedgagogy traces the formation of postcolonial studies and digital humanities as fields, identifying how they can intervene in knowledge production in the digital age. It examines the role of colonial violence in the development of digital archives and the possibilities of postcolonial digital archives for resisting this violence. Offering a reading of the colonialist dimensions of global organizations for digital humanities research, Risam explores efforts to decenter these institutions by emphasizing the local practices that subtend global formations and pedagogical approaches that support this decentering. Last, she attends to human futures in new digital worlds, evaluating both how algorithms and natural language processing software used in digital humanities projects produce universalist notions of the “human” and also how to resist this phenomenon.

  • Date: January 25, 2019
  • Categories: Writing
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Link: New Digital Worlds