Hello and welcome back to our third issue of the Barnard Digital Humanities newsletter– and to the end of the year!

The Barnard Zine Library and the Digital Humanities Center present The Collage Corner. Located on the 2nd floor of Milstein Center in the Zine Stacks, the Collage Corner provides and solicits resources for collages and other art projects. We provide art supplies, cut-and-pastables, and paper that anyone can use. We invite people to share materials, as well. Think about your fellow DIY artists when you're packing up your room at the end of the semester!

As our Barnard community reconvenes after spring break, we bring you the April 2022 issue of @barnlib. Check out what events are available to you, in addition to news from staff, departments, and centers! 

Nos Cambió La Vida is a digital edition of short autobiographical narratives written by Dominican writers of Haitian descent that have been translated into English. These stories were originally compiled into a book in 2017 and published in the Dominican Republic after a series of workshops for participating writers to share and work through their life stories. 

At the Digital Humanities Center’s 2021 Open House, students, staff, and faculty across the Barnard community came together to contribute to a collaborative collage dedicated to the memory of Ntozake Shange. This collage was directly inspired by the “Octavia Butler” and “June Jordan” collages created by Barnard alum, Alexis Pauline Gumbs ‘04, as a part of her Black Feminist Breathing Chorus series. On December 2nd, the DHC invited community members to view the opening reception for the installation of these three collages.

This week we added zines about radical Barnumbia, a retired school librarian, filing for unemployment in pandemic times, an AFAB GenXer remembering expecting to grow up to be a man, translations of Ntozake Shange's poems, the program accompanying a Barnard alum's dance installation, quarantine times in Salt Lake City, frustrations with people who don't mask/vax, exercising for health rather than beauty, and coping with the long term impacts of rape.

Students from Dr. Kimberly Springer's "Activism & Inquiry" course will be presenting their Encyclopedia of Pandemic Activism at the 2021 virtual Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University on April 15th.

NYCDH Week 2021: Care and Repair, Feb. 8-12, will focus on NYCDH as a community of digital humanities practice impacted by the past year. Taking place virtually, NYCDH will include open workshops, demos, DH projects showcases, and special events for those interested in the digital humanities and its diverse community of scholars and practitioners.

We're recognizing Professor Lozano for her innovative and collaborative 'Radio Immigrante' project! We've also named three runner-ups - Meredith Benjamin, Wendy Schor-Haim, and Cecelia Lie-Spahn - for their work with the Zine library.