Programs and Events

Race and Digital Humanities Initiatives

DH and Race Initiatives

Spring 2024

Race + DH Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 27: Dr. David Sterling Brown (Trinity College, CT) presents on “The ‘White Other’ in Shakespearean Drama and Visual Art,” 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Heineman Ecumenical and Cultural Center.

Fall 2023

Race + DH Lecture Series

Thursday, October 5: Claire Lavarreda (World History, Northeastern University) will be delivering a lecture, “Learning as You Go: Building an Archive of Indigenous Voices,” 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Heineman Ecumenical and Cultural Center.

DH + Race Lecture: Claire Lavarreda


Monday, October 16: Dr. Julia Troche (Ancient Egyptian Archaeology, Missouri State University), will be delivering a lecture, “Current Debates in Digital Egyptology, Or What Happens When Scholars Assign Race to the Pharaohs,” 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Heineman Ecumenical and Cultural Center.

Julia Troche DH + Race Lecture


Thursday, November 9: Gowthaman Ranganathan (Anthropology, Brandeis University) will be delivering a lecture, “Oral Histories of Queerness in Post-War Sri Lanka,” 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Heineman Ecumenical and Cultural Center.


Spring 2022

Race + DH Lecture Series

April 27: Annette Joseph-Gabriel (Romance Studies, Duke University) delivered a lecture on the tool, Mapping Marronage, which helps facilitate research of the trans-Atlantic slave trade through data visualizations.

Annette Joseph-Gabriel Lecture Poster 


April 5: Tieanna Graphenreed (English, Northeastern University) delivered a lecture on her digital project, "The Brownies' Book Archive and Annotated Index", looking at how new data can affect digital projects.

Tieanna Graphen reed Lecture Poster


March 9: Alanna Prince (English, Northeastern University) gave a lecture on how digital humanities can play a vital role in studying Black life in print media and on the web.

Alanna Prince Lecture Poster


Play with DH

April 4: Timeline.JS with Dr. Lucas Dietrich

Play with DH Timeline JS


March 8: GIS and Mapping

Play with DH GIS Mapping


NEH Faculty Fellows

The inaugural cohort of NEH Digital Humanities Faculty Fellows presented their projects at the 2022 CELTSS Day in May.

DH Faculty Fellow ShowcaseSpring2023

Fall 2022

Race + DH

Avery Blankenship (English, Northeastern University) spoke on the 19th-century cookbook page during her lecture in October. She discussed how looking at cookbooks through a digital lens can help facilitate race-related research, as these books can act as historical archives.

AveryBlankenship RaceandDHTalk_10-12-22