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Black digital practice holds space for Black life to be seen without the rancor of the voyeur, appreciated without the demand for consumption.  What makes this rich and deep intellectual work so powerful is the way it challenges the container of West and Western thought. This talk discusses black digital practice and the ways black theory, black thought, and black study can remake our engagement with the digital, offering terrestrial and extraterrestial reformulations of being.

Schedule of Events:

April 9th:
"Black Code Studies: A Digital Toolkit Luncheon"
12:00-1: 30 PM, Humanities Center Room D

Keynote: "Constellation Noire: Scrying Diasporic Futures in Plain Text"
5:00-6: 00 PM, Welles-Brown Room

April 10th:
"Black x Digital": A Graduate Workshop on Digital Praxis
12:00 - 1:30 PM, Rossell Hope Robbins Library

This program is co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of Art and Art History, the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, the Center for Learning in the Digital Age (LiDA), the Digital Scholarship Lab, and the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Jessica Marie Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in Slavery & Abolition, The Black Scholar, Meridians: Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, American Quarterly, Social Text, The Journal of African American History, Debates in the Digital Humanities, Forum Journal, Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives (AAIHS), Somatosphere and Post-Colonial Digital Humanities (DHPoco).

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