Our note + agenda document is here: docs.google.com/document/d/1cLTu7PQLa6sVU74a-BVBDfy56s1XsfdscyOhYKYpn7k/edit?usp=sharing
DH is sometimes defined as using technology to answer humanities questions. I want to turn that around and suggest that we should also consider how to address technology questions using the humanities.
For the purposes of this THATCamp, it might be useful to consider what we as humanists have in our tool boxes that could help address environmental challenges. What in food studies might help us prepare for coming changes in agriculture? What do we know about space and place that could help plan for different kinds of built environments? How to we think about social systems that could be useful as environmental change begins to have political consequences?
The environmental benefits of digitization seem to be greatly exaggerated. Not only have we not actually cut down on the amount of paper we use, but our digital technologies are far from green.
In this session, I would like to talk with others about where we might be able to find alternatives to ecologically expensive ways we currently communicate our scholarly work (articles, books, blogs, essays, lectures, conferences …). I am particularly interested in ideas that are not simply substitutes for other ways of working but actually provide additional affordances.
Let’s challenge ourselves to work together 1) to curate a list of resources and projects like the DH & Social Justice list, and 2) to create a living Eco-Critical DH Statement like the Social Justice and the Digital Humanities Document.
Maybe too we could leave with a list of action items that speaks to the question: ‘what changes can we make to create a more sustainable DH practice?’
Time to start posting your discussion ideas!
Here are a few to get you started:
- Greening Scholarly Communications
- Using DH to Explore, Expose, and Evaluate Environmental Justice and Environmental Issues
- Greening Academic Digital Consumption
- How Can We Use DH to Unpack Digital Materiality?
- What is Eco-Critical DH? What Can it Be?
- See Stewart Varner’s recent post on What DH Could Be
- Sustainable DH – What Can We Do?
And a few skim-worthy resources, readings, and projects to spur more creative thinking:
- Seeds of Good Anthropocenes project
- Ant Spider Bee website
- See list of projects here on Eco-Fiction.com: eco-fiction.com/links-and-resources/
- Terrain.org, Environmental Learning in the Anthropocene
- Online learning for EJ and Sustainable Development: www.sdsnedu.org/search
- Using basic imagery + social media for Environmental Justice twitter.com/climatesign & twitter.com/climatereality/status/657264076091957249?refsrc=email&s=11 (and many of the major EJ orgs…)
- Climate Change Map: climatechangehamilton.ca/put-climate-change-on-the-map/
Welcome Campers! Please start posting your discussion proposals here.