A Transnational Future? A Digital Humanities Conversation in Dominican and Caribbean Studies

Tue, May 02, 2023 - 10:00 AM — Tue, May 02, 2023 - 05:00 PM
Admission Fee
Event Address
City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Event Location
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library
North Academic Center, 2nd Floor, Room 202
Event Details

Join us at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library as a group of scholars, archivists, and librarians share and discuss current achievements, visions, and project ideas for the development of digital humanities in Dominican and Caribbean Studies. (Registration closed.)

Program of the event:





Welcome and Opening Remarks

Prof. Sarah Aponte, Chief Librarian, CUNY DSI
Dr. Margo Groenewoud, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, CUNY DSI
Dr. Pierre Losson, Associate Director, CUNY DSI
Prof. Renata K. Miller, Dean, Division of Humanities and the Arts, The City College of New York


Why Digital Humanities Matter

Prof. Sarah Aponte and Jhensen Ortiz, CUNY DSI Library
Cristel M. Jusino Díaz, Director of Research Programs and Public Humanities, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY
Amanda Moreno, Archivist, Chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami
Elizabeth Pierre-Louis, Program Director, Fondation Connaissance et Liberté (FOKAL), Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Moderator: Dr. Margo Groenewoud





Digital Humanities in Caribbean Studies: A Scholar-User Perspective

Dr. Groenewoud in conversation with
Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés, Associate Provost for Community Engagement, CCNY, and
Dr. Lissette Acosta Corniel, Assistant Professor, Race and Ethnic Studies, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Moderator: Jhensen Ortiz


Lunch break

Nearby restaurants include Cafe One (sandwiches and pastries), Clove (Indian), Fumo (Italian), and Mofongo del Valle (Dominican).


From Idea to Project: Collectives and Funding

Dr. Stephanie Chancy, Caribbean Partnerships Librarian, Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) Operational Lead and Digital Scholarship Director, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Perry Collins, Interim Chair, Digital Partnerships & Strategies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Alex Gil Fuentes, Senior Lecturer II & Associate Research Faculty of Digital Humanities, Yale University
Moderator: Dr. Margo Groenewoud





Roundtable: Visions, Ideas, and Opportunities with the New Generation of Scholars

Sophia Monegro, PhD candidate, University of Texas at Austin, and CUNY DSI
René Kooiker, PhD candidate, Yale University
Alanna Prince, PhD candidate, Northeastern University
Alicia Rodriguez, PhD candidate, Emory University
Moderator: Dr. Pierre Losson


Concluding Remarks

Prof. Sarah Aponte
Dr. Margo Groenewoud
Dr. Ramona Hernandez, Director, CUNY DSI
Dr. Pierre Losson


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