#RepresentationsMatter: Intersections of Digital Technology & Black Experience

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

North Carolina Central University - School of Education Building

Event Contact

Prof. Kathryn Wymer

marilyn thomas-houston


Join us for Dr. marilyn thomas-houston's keynote presentation for #RepresentationMatters, the Fall 2019 Triangle Digital Humanities Institute (TDHI) hosted by North Carolina Central University. No registration is required for the keynote. Parking information at https://www.nccu.edu/health-safety/police/parking.cfm

To learn more about digital humanities activities at NCCU, visit the website for the Duke-NCCU DH Fellows program.

Dr. marilyn thomas-houston, a Fulbright Fellow, is Outreach Coordinator for the African American Studies Publishing Without Walls (AFRO PWW) Mellon-funded digital publishing project for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retired from the University of Florida in 2015 as Joint Associate Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology Emeritus, thomas-houston is also the Editor of Fire!!!: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies, which she co-founded with Daryl Michael Scott. The journal is published by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and made accessible online by JSTOR. She also edited a special issue of the International Journal of Africana Studies, a compilation of papers and discussions by key Black Studies scholars from the convening she organized for the Ford Foundation (2006). Her research publications include an ethnography, ‘Stony the Road’ to Change: Black Mississippians and the Culture of Social Relations published by Cambridge University Press (2005) and the edited volume, Homing Devices: The Poor as Targets of Public Housing Policy and Practice published by Lexington Books in 2006. Based on her research on Black Nova Scotians, thomas-houston produced and directed the two-DVD documentary, Taking Up the Baskets. Her most recent work, iBlack Studies: An Interdisciplinary, Integrative, and Interactive Approach, is a multimodal digital publication that serves as a hub for accessing collections of research and resources on the Black experience.


The TDHI is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is one of 15 Digital Humanities Research Institutes formed in partnership with the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)
Event Co-Sponsors
Duke Digital Humanities Initiative, PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge