See the full call on the AAIHS’ Black Perspectives, and copied below for ease. “The World of the Black Panther” Guest Editors: Julian Chambliss and Walter Greason On June 9, 2017, the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe changed as the trailer for Black Panther made its debut. The trailer quickly went viral. Within days, it became one of the most viewed trailers ever released by Marvel. Building on the success of Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix, Black Panther promises a majority Black cast for a major motion picture release. While fans have long championed the character, the implication that Black Panther will be something different in style and substance hasRead More →

Media Contact: Erica Williams Connell 305-905-9999 ewmc@ewmc.tt.org The Eric Williams Memorial Collection P.O. Box 561631, Miami, FL 33256-1631, USA Tel: 305-271-7246 Cell: 305-905-9999 Fax: 305-271-4160 19th Annual FIU Eric Williams Lecture “Do Black Lives Matter in the Age of Trump” MIAMI, FL. (September 30, 2017)— The 19th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida) will take place at the Student Access Success Center (SASC 160), on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. This year, the African & African Diaspora Studies Lecture hosts noted sociologistRead More →

The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows is a fantastic program! Please apply to be a host institution and hire a great person! I love working with CLIR and love working with other folks in the program! Announcement from CLIR: The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) <https://www.clir.org/> is currently seeking host institutions for 2-year fellowships in data curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. These two-year fellowships, supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will provide five recent Ph.D.s with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for the humanities or related social sciences focused on Latin American and Caribbean Studies.Read More →

I’ve gotten lots of questions on this, so am sharing what went out through the Center for Latin American Studies. HURRICANE DONATIONS FOR PUERTO RICO September 26, 2017 Dear UF Community, Thank you so much for all your donations so far. We have received word from the Coalition of Immokalee workers that they have had an overwhelming amount of support and are not in need of the supplies that we have collected. So that is good news on that front. In light of that, we will be redirecting supplies to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico to help them with recovery from the immenseRead More →

Please see and share the information and site below for supporting Hands Across the Sea in supporting Dominica. Update: Dominica and Hurricane Maria The news from Dominica is heartbreaking. On September 18 a direct hit by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 monster packing 160-mph winds and two feet of rain, took down the island’s power, water, and communications infrastructure, and grievously wounded roads, bridges, businesses, homes—and schools. Many Hands supporters have been asking about disaster relief for Dominica. The Resource Foundation is an organization we trust to provide assistance where it’s needed. Today we are launching the Books for Dominica campaign to restore school lending libraries that have been battered byRead More →

Thanks to Julian Chambliss for creating a Storify of the Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean Symposium.  We are still working on notes for next steps from the symposium. I wish we’d been able to have the day livestreamed, but that did not happen, so we will be relying on notes and sharing. I’m also looking forward to THATCamp Caribbean 3 even more for more work and sharing on Caribbean Studies and DH!Read More →

Edited on 9/25 to have this serve as my class notes. I (and hopefully Julian Chambliss, if he can make it!) will be doing a Wikipedia editing workshop in Maggie Galvan’s class on Tuesday, Sept. 26. With the fantastic Collaborating Across the Divide: Digital Humanities and the Caribbean Symposium, Sept. 21-22, 2017, I am very late in preparing for this. Agenda Overall: Larger context for online presence and security http://fembotcollective.org/blog/2014/11/07/the-fembot-toolkit/ https://datasociety.net/pubs/res/Best_Practices_for_Conducting_Risky_Research-Oct-2016.pdf https://onlinesafety.feministfrequency.com/en/ http://www.crashoverridenetwork.com/coach.html Account Creating an account on Wikipedia Name considerations User Talk page and messages Preferences Review list of entries on course site: https://americanwomenincomics.wordpress.com/lists-of-american-female-comics-creators/​ Editing an existing Wikipedia entry Learning syntax by viewing prior and editing View https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibram_X._Kendi CreatingRead More →

Thanks to FIU News for sharing this fabulous news story of the collaboration with the American Library Association and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) for critical support for Caribbean libraries impacted by hurricanes. Please see the full news story from FIU and copied below for ease. By Ashley Garcia Map of the Caribbean, from the dLOC Collection Everyone knows that libraries are centers for learning. But after a disaster, libraries often take on an even more crucial role, providing dependable centers of communication and safety for the community in the aftermath of a storm. The digital Library of the Caribbean(dLOC), a cooperative digital libraryRead More →

Thanks to our fantastic colleagues at USF (in Tampa) for sharing on this exciting event! We hope folks can make it! The full flyer for the event is here. PERVASIVE PLAY: MAKE BELIEVE AS METHOD KARI KRAUS Associate Professor, College of Information Studies and Department of English, University of Maryland A USF Digital Humanities presentation The lecture is free and open to the public Sponsored by the DeBartolo Chair in Liberal Arts and the USF Department of English FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 2017 1:00-3:30PM CIS 1048 contact: stevenjones@usf.edu reasonable accommodations for disability: (813) 974-3657Read More →

The Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of North Florida (UNF, in Jacksonville) will host their second annual Digital Projects Showcase on Nov. 8, 2017. They would love to have students and faculty from UF join and present at this year’s event. The call for proposals is here: https://unfdhi.org/digital-projects-showcase This is an excellent opportunity to share research and build community! Please share with others who may be interested!Read More →