Dr. Samantha Majhor, assistant professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will present a talk titled “Native American Literary Studies and the Digital Humanities: Sovereignty, Community, and Archival Work,” on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. in Marquette Hall 105 as part of the Humanities Research Colloquium.
The talk looks reflectively at three digital humanities projects: the published Indigenous Mississippi website, the in-process Native American Boarding Schools in Context site from MU’s Indigeneity Lab and the development of Remapping the Oyáte: an Očeti Šakowin digital storymap.
The talk will explore the significant considerations of intellectual sovereignty and community guidance that inform such projects and the useful tensions between settler-colonial archives and Native American studies methodologies and texts.
The talk will be followed by a question and answer session. Light snacks will be provided. There will also be a Teams option for those who prefer to attend virtually. Please email Dr. Melissa Ganz, associate professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, for the Teams link.
For more information visit the Humanities Reseach Colloquium website.