Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University, will be visiting campus March 11th and 12th. During her time here, she will give a workshop entitled, "Digital Humanities Pedagogies for Social Justice," Saturday from 10 am to 1:30 pm in the DLab.
This workshop offers a hands-on approach to designing social justice-oriented digital humanities assignments for the classroom. We will explore the applications of existing digital humanities projects that foreground cutting edge approaches to the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and nation to curricular goals. We will further consider how to develop classroom projects that blend social justice and digital methods from the ground up. The workshop will emphasize how to approach difference through digital humanities from a pedagogical framework and how to design these social justice projects at scopes and scales that are appropriate for the classroom. Participants will leave with assignment ideas they have developed, along with access to ideas generated across the workshop.
A light lunch will be served.