2 questions: What are we obligated to memorialize? what are we obligated to memory in a world of external memory?
Steigler: media creates memories for audience more than creates publics.
but if only eternal memories cannot participate in transculture. must produce and consumer memory via texts to participate in co-constitution
II. rhetorical memory prior to print to ruminate on the coming of digital memory
architecture of memory. break things into "chunks" and "Images" placed into an architecture; move ons body through the architecture
process of systems: set it up, chose what to memory, put it in relationship to others, hunting with others things remembered to = invention
III Vignettes for current personal technology
a. off load memories ; to store, tag, mentally keep in chronological order
easy memory externalization consoles us that we have memories not experiences.
information management crisis with my life processes. therefore, we need structures for memory
b. free floating memories: memories without spaces. digital games, require internalize the game world's geography
--gaming experiences be expanded and narrativizes as drama.
games are memory spaces in need of memory
c. design of a building of memorial structures
impassible stairways, uneven floors; affective oriented. emotionally weighed, the are bodily memory systems.
use digital productions to raise questions of obligation about memory; based more on memory structures
Presentation 2: Digital Archives as Rhetoric: Hart-Davidson and Ridolfo
I. Do something with a collection of Samaritan texts at Michigan State
provide access; be culturally sensitive repository; online teaching, learning and research, be user centered design
huge textual diaspora of samaritan; more manuscripts than actually samaritans in the world
Phases of archival
a. stakeholder interviews
what kind of meta data; what kind of data
b. high fidelity mockups, interactive prototype
c. field research, usability testing
d. Prototpe; community centered metadata acquistiion tool
b. what people do with texts is the second part
they were interested in how "others" used the texts. scholars interested in Samaritans and Scholars interested in what Samaritans use the texts
"rhetorical perspective to the other"
II. Way we came to think about how our approach positionality working with other stakeholders. 3 groups from their own disciplinary/activitu
a. archivists/librarians b. scholars c. samaritan people
we were studying them? anecodte of the ways in which different
digital humanities relationship archvie
preservation and access not seperate in digital/ places for enacting cultural practices
one of the places of cultural survival.
A stain on the texts assumed the fault of preservation. the stain, was accounted for by a movement, be humble touch face/touch text, 1500 years of text use. working codex likely in someones home. so were from use.
transforming made, circulated, used by stakeholders.
tremendous human stakes. needed an "accurate account" store and maintain connections of uses over time
Artifacts in culture (Bhabba); bring artifact into archive = cultural violence, but, digital may allow less violence if digital decreases the tension between preservation and access
Presentation 3: J. Enoch Feminist Historiography and Digital Humanities
6 million in new digital grants
187 articles on feminist historigraphy none talk about digital humanities
reasons for meaningful identification
Ramsy and Sullivan exceptions
what makes them less interactive than one would suggest
FH: Recover forgotten women rhetors; work in local archives, smaller amounts of archival material
DH: archive canonical figures; Big data
are we divided in our work; one word to bring together "methodology" key term.
Feminist histoigraphy special issue of RSQ
digital tools bring on methodological moment (quote) new questions and answers.
lots of places already exists for women's history. used to be dearth of archive, the archive means infinite expansion of possiblity
women's social movements example =. sea of data how to make sense of the information. Need a proactive method
2. digital tools and data mining.
data, code, empirical; deep listening
"the google way of tracking NGram Viewer
Lots of talk on Aspasia in the 1820s. fun tool "gateway drug"
act of forgetting is rhetorical substituting one memory for another
can use tools even if problematic, a renewed emphasis on feminist questions
how tools come into being, for what purpose, what priorities, goals/objectives = critical engagement of tool
3: multimodal scholarship
do it better, also differently. multimodal scholars produce full uses of different senses. Previous practices multimodal more public. digital history is to build by immersion not argument
Sharon Daniels Public Secrets. Women carcarated. women tell their stories in own voices with cell doors.
digital learning curve is great. refuse linear mode and take other moves. not experiment with alternative forms. method concern change methods we offer history more than how we research.
pull readers in, more than argument, is a moment of feminist connections/identification with multimodel scholarships; passionate attachments good.
Q; not alot of talk about digital divide nor much exploration of what an "archive is or does or the will to archive"