Disrupting the Digital Archive Feb 5, 4:10pm • KRJH 127 Red Pit
This talk will consider the archive story of the Archive of Early Middle English and how Johanna Drucker’s recent book Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production, can help us reimagine the importance of interface in remediating medieval materiality to digital materiality. This talk will address digital labor and the (in)visibility of that labor and how that fashions the stakes of the digital archive.
Most people have heard of the ancient Aztecs and Maya, but many other great civilizations flourished in Pre-Columbian Mexico as well. Few are as important and enigmatic as that of the Zapotecs of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. The Zapotecs built a great capitol, Monte Albán, which rose and fell long before the Spanish invasion of 1519 CE. Since the Zapotec glyphic script was no longer in use by the sixteenth century, and has not been deciphered fully, the culture’s deepest beliefs and values are hard to discern.
On December 15th, DHi will host Angela Bennett Segler in her DHi Speaker Series presentation, "Medieval Manuscripts and their (Dis)contents: Digital Corpus Graphing and Analysis in Medieval Manuscript Networks." Angela Bennett Segler is a Mellon Fellow at New York University working on issues of manuscript materiality and creating new digital and scientific means for incorporating that materiality into literary and textual studies.Data visualizations and code from her project on the Piers Plowman manuscripts can be seen online at materialpiers.wordpress.com