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Projects

Projects

For a sense of the expansive possibilities enabled by digital technologies, peruse these digital humanities projects created at Barnard, whether at the DHC, with colleagues at Columbia, or independently.

Digital Humanities provides an essential understanding of the ways that technology can expand the scope of research, teaching and public engagement in the humanities: accommodating data, combining disciplines, connecting thinkers, and democratizing thought in capacious ways.

Summer 2020 - present

Writing Home

"Writing Home" is a podcast featuring contemporary cultural actors in conversation with Kaiama Glover and Tami Navarro about the experience of Caribbean diaspora. A virtual extension of their "live" Critical Caribbean Feminism events, "Writing Home" traces the geographies of resistance that ground our feminist practices of diaspora through dialogue with Caribbean feminist scholars, artists, and activists. Featured guests include Naomi Jackson, Alexis Gumbs, and Staceyann Chin. 

Creator(s): Kaiama Glover, Tami Navarro (BCRW), Rachel James (Media Center), Miriam Neptune

2019-2022

Undesign the Redline @ Barnard

Undesign the Redline @ Barnard is an interactive exhibition combining history, art, and storytelling with community outreach and collaboration in order to reckon with systemic racism by examining the legacy of redlining in Barnard and Columbia’s neighborhood. Working with Designing the WE, a local social design studio, members of Barnard’s neighborhood, including faculty, students, and unaffiliated community members, created a collaborative exhibition tracing the history of redlining in Morningside Heights and Harlem to its present day legacies. The #barnardundesign Syllabus is a crowdsourced list of resources related to redlining and its impacts. 

Creator(s): See the collaborators page for a full list of the community member, faculty, staff, and student contributors.

2018-2021

Nos Cambió La Vida (Our Lives Transformed)

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. Collectively these stories illustrate the various impacts, personal and systemic, that White Supremacy has had on their lives on the island and beyond.

Creator(s): See the acknowledgments page on noscamb.io for a full list of the authors, translators, and technologists for this project. 

Summer 2021

Digital Humanities and the Climate Crisis, a manifesto

The digital is material. As digital humanists, every project we create, every software application we use, every piece of hardware we purchase impacts our environment. In this document we aim to surface the ecological impacts of our work while learning with and from our DH community about ways to reduce harm to the environment and to the people most impacted by environmental injustices.

Creator(s):  Anne Baillot, James Baker, Madiha Zahrah Choksi, Alex Gil, Ana Lam, Alicia Peaker, Walter Scholger, Torsten Roeder, Jo Lindsay Walton

Spring - Summer 2021

The Love Space Demands - 空间需求的爱

This digital zine was created as part of Shange Magic, a project led by Barnard students, staff and faculty in the department of Africana Studies, Barnard Archives, and the Barnard Library in celebration of the life and legacy of Ntozake Shange 2021.

Creator(s): Jasmine Zou (Translator), Elizabeth Burton (Designer), Alejandro Álvarez Nieves (Translation Facilitator), Nia Ashley (Shange Magic Project Coordinator), Vani Natarajan (TLSD Coordinator), Alicia Peaker (DHC Consultant)

Spring 2021

COVID-19 Timeline for the Healing Histories Project

The COVID-19 Timeline project tracks the way that histories of white supremacy, racial capitalism, misogyny, ableism, economic injustice and conditional access to care shapes the US response to COVID-19. The DHC helped customize the design and functionality of the COVID-19 Timeline, built with TimelineJS.

Creator(s): Cara Page, Anjali Taneja, and Susan Raffo