As we increasingly rely on digital technologies for memory and preservation, these tools can also help us to recover, redefine, and reimagine the past, particularly through the exploration of lost and marginalized voices and cultures. This seminar highlights digital projects that draw attention to these forgotten and overlooked histories, illuminating their importance and encouraging dialogue that has the ability to shape how we understand their legacy and impact. Speakers will explore projects that not only hold the power to alter our perception of the past, but move us toward a digital future that is more inclusive and that honors the lives and contributions of a multitude of diverse voices and stories.

Speakers will present short papers followed by a moderated conversation and question and answer session.

Lorena Gauthereau
University of Houston
Recovering US Latinx Legacies of Trauma and Survival in the Digital Age
Projects: Are We Good Neighbors? Mapping Discrimination Against Mexican Americans in 1940s Texas, RECOVERY

Samantha Shorey
The University of Texas at Austin
Mending Technology History through Re-Presencing the Past
Project: Making Core Memory

Carrie Heitman
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Digital Echoes of Analog Pasts: When “Lost” Narratives Collide in Digital Spaces
Projects: The Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection (SPARC), Chaco Research Archive, The Greater Chaco Landscape: Ancestors, Scholarship, and Advocacy

Roopika Risam
Salem State University
Preserving the Past in the Present: The Case of Torn Apart / Separados
Projects: Torn Apart/ Separados, The Global Du Bois, Reanimate

Moderated by Jesse Merandy
Bard Graduate Center

This event will be live with automatic captions.

This event will be held via Zoom. A link will be circulated to registrants by 10 am on the day of the event.