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Digital Historical Research: Problems and Possibilities

Posted in Digital Humanities

AHA Roundtable Presentation Ashley Sanders, Ph.D. Digital Scholarship Librarian, Claremont Colleges New York City, January 2, 2015   In an animated discussion with other graduate students gathered around a homemade dinner in Aix-en-Provence, I discovered that I was not wandering alone in the darkness as I sought out methods to search the…

Visualizing Spatiality in a Colonial Landscape

Posted in Digital Humanities, and Percolating Ideas

What would a map of French colonial Algeria or the American Midwest look like if we took a humanistic epistemological approach? How would such a map change if it took into consideration the humanistic notion that space is a construct influenced by perception (of travel times, of fear, of violence,…

A Case Study of Settler Colonial Power Relations in the American Midwest

Posted in Percolating Ideas

In this post, I briefly explore the ways in which settler colonialism shaped relations between tribes and how relations between American colonizers and Indigenous communities changed during the American Revolution. This short case study also exposes Indigenous dispossession and the establishment of hierarchical relations between imperial agents and those they…

Settler Colonialism Uncovered: A New DH Project on the Horizon

Posted in Digital Humanities, and News and Notes

As a Cultural Heritage Informatics fellow, I am taking the first step toward making information about two prototypes of settler colonization – the United States and French Algeria – available for high school and undergraduate students and educators, as well as early-stage researchers and the general public through a website,…

Setting up a Comparison: Settler Colonization in the American Midwest and French Algeria

Posted in Percolating Ideas

Why do a comparative study? Why choose these two very different and seemingly unrelated regions? I’ve received these questions often enough that they merit an explanation. Please bear with me as my response is a little lengthy. This is a complex project! I’ve added subheadings to make navigating this post…