How do we ethically engage with physical (print) archives in the twenty first century? How do we access, create, and maintain archives for global change? In short, how do we build transcontinental bridges across cultures and institutions through a shared interest in archival data?
Location: Center for Digital Humanities, Firestone Library (Floor B)
In this talk, I discuss two case studies related to my second book project. First, I consider the adoption of ShotSpotter, a device that detects and locates impulsive sounds to alert the police whenever gunshots are fired. In the early 2010s, ShotSpotter was installed in two urban areas in Brazil with high rates of gun violence.
In the middle of the national crisis prompted by the US invasion of 1846 and a heated debate against monarchists, liberal intellectual Ignacio Ramírez, "El Nigromante", wrote about the limits and the future of poetry. This paper argues that poetry was a central dimension of political discourse in post independence Mexico.
What happens to insurgent social movements that emerge during a democratic transition but fail to achieve their goals? How influential are they? Are they able to survive their initial mobilizing boom? To answer these questions, María Inclán looks at Mexico's Zapatista movement, whose emergence she argues was caught between "sliding doors" of...
In her new book Writing by Ear, Marília Librandi draws from the oeuvre of the wondrous Clarice Lispector, one of Brazil’s most prominent writers, to creatively articulate the relationship between orality and writing.