Brown Bag Lunch (3/22): Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, Arte Público, and US Latina/o Digital Humanities

Nexus invites you to join us for a brown bag lunch with Drs. Carolina A. Villarroel and Gabriela Baeza Ventura.

Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, Arte Público, and US Latina/o Digital Humanities 

w/ Drs. Carolina A. Villarroel and Gabriela Baeza Ventura

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

12:00-1:00pm

Ross-Blakley Hall, Room 196 (Nexus Co-op)

Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage (also known as “Recovery”) is an international program to locate, preserve, and disseminate the Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form (including texts from the colonial period to 1960).  It is housed at the University of Houston and was founded in 1991. Recovery is the premier center for research on US Latina/o documentary history. As such, we find it necessary to actively engage the digital humanities. Although there are many digital humanities research centers that are dedicated to Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies, there are none that focus primarily on US Latina/o studies. With the help of grant funds from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we have initiated our mission to create the first US Latina/o digital humanities research center. This center will serve as a venue with a postcolonial emphasis that will allow projects on the US Latina/o written legacy that has been lost, absent, repressed, or underrepresented in colonial structures of power. Our goal is to set up a place where scholars and students from throughout the United States and the rest of the world can receive support and training to access and participate in digital humanities in US Latina/o Studies. Drs. Carolina A. Villarroel and Gabriela Baeza Ventura will present on Arte Público, the Recovery Project, and US Latina/o Digital Humanities over lunch on March 22nd in the Nexus Digital Research Co-op.  


No RSVP required.

Please note: Nexus is a peanut-free environment.

If you are unable to attend, the conversation will be live-tweeted via the #usLdh hashtag.

Questions? Contact us at contactnexus@nexuslab.org.

logo for USLDH, which stands for U.S. Latino Digital Humanities

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