I’m technically on sabbatical right now (technically because I’m teaching and in the office almost every day, unless traveling for research), but I’m trying to get more reading done to support next steps for transformational and radical collaboration in the digital age. Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation is an excellent read and my notes on it are below. Johnathan Lear. Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. “After this nothing happened” (2). “what philosophers call the principle of humanity: that we should try to interpret others as saying something true—guided by our own senseRead More →

I love the study of standards, scientifically and culturally/spiritually. Standards offer the opportunity to make visible and communicable, enabling the possibility for uplift or oppression. Standards and measures operate together, and The World in Balance is an excellent introduction to concerns with measures, including the science (metrology) and cultural/spiritual significance (metrosophy) of measures. Below are some of my brief notes on selected passages from the book. A After my notes are a quote from J.T. Roane’s recent article in Black Perspectives, which covers other ways of knowing and being that transcend and transform the Western intellectual tradition. As I prepared to type notes on metrology, this was an excellentRead More →

Thanks to the SHARP email list for sharing this CFP! 2017 Conference of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, University of Wisconsin-Madison (http://www.wiscprintdigital.org/conferences/) BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities September 22-24, 2017 | Madison, Wisconsin Call for Individual Papers and Complete/Partial Panels Proposals due to printculture@slis.wisc.edu by April 15, 2017 Decision Notification by May 15, 2017 Organizers: Jonathan Senchyne, Heather Wacha, Mark Vareschi Questions to: printculture@slis.wisc.edu Keynote Lecture: Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Professor of English and Information Studies at the University of Maryland and author of Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination and Track Changes A Literary History of Word Processing. CFP: Often celebrated and criticizedRead More →

I’m excited to share the news on the release of a new book, Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments, edited by Gabrielle Hosein and Lisa Outar, now out from Palgrave Macmillan. The description of the book explains: Bringing together three generations of scholars, thinkers and activists, this book is the first to trace a genealogy of the specific contributions Indo-Caribbean women have made to Caribbean feminist epistemology and knowledge production. Challenging the centrality of India in considerations of the forms that Indo-Caribbean feminist thought and praxis have taken, the authors turn instead to the terrain of gender negotiations among Caribbean men and women within and across racial, class,Read More →

Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age is a webinar series showcasing digital and/as public research and teaching in Caribbean Studies. The series provides a collaborative space for professionals to share on projects and experiences to foster communication and support our shared constellations of communities of practice. Please join us for an upcoming event featuring innovative digital work in Dominica on January 18, 2017, at 11am (Miami Time). Presenter: Dr. Schuyler Esprit, Dominica State College, Create Caribbean Inc. Click here to participate in the online event: http://ufsmathers.adobeconnect.com/Caribbean About the Presentation: In the small island developing state of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the push towards Information andRead More →

CALL FOR PAPERS (see flyer for details: Call for papers: Radical Recordkeeping theme issue of Archives and Manuscripts) The journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, Archives and Manuscripts, will produce a theme issue in November 2017.Call for papers: Radical Recordkeeping theme issue of Archives and Manuscripts The theme is RADICAL RECORDKEEPING The concept of radical recordkeeping is broad in scope: it can encompass recordkeeping of radical acts, as well as radical approaches for the formation and use of records and archives. Radical recordkeeping serves to disrupt traditional recordkeeping paradigms in revolutionary or profound ways using different approaches that inform practice, scholarship and teaching. Papers are dueRead More →

Thanks to Maria Rogal for sharing this! Otros Saberes: New Section of the Journal Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies The journal Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies – LACES is pleased to announce the launching of a new section entitled “Otros Saberes”. The initiative responds to ongoing debates about knowledge production by, with, and for indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples and the recent establishment of the section “Otros Saberes” within the Latin American Studies Association – LASA. This new and important area of scholarship contributes to research practice and dissemination that is collaborative between academy and civil society-based knowledge producers. Bringing on board the exchangesRead More →

Great news on open comment period now underway; thanks to the DLF Announce list where this was shared! Interested in publication agreements, digital scholarship, or open access? Give us your feedback on a Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship! As authors incorporate an increasing number of digital tools and methods into their work, and university presses pursue new opportunities to maximize the impact of that scholarship in a networked environment, both parties will need a publishing agreement that meets their needs. With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Emory University and the University of Michigan seek to develop a model author-publisher contractRead More →

The email from the Center for Latin American Studies is below. This is an incredible program with amazing people! The Master in Latin American Studies (MALAS) Program at the University of Florida invites applications from highly motivated students. One of the top-ranked and oldest centers in the world, the Center for Latin American Studies is renowned for the richness of its academic programs, sustained through dialogue among faculty and students with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and identities. The students currently enrolled in the MALAS program represent a dozen countries of origin and seven native languages. Building on two gateway seminars, MALAS students collaborate with 160 affiliateRead More →