Reflexiones HD:DH Reflections. A roundtable on the Digital Humanities in Latin American studies

January 29, 2018

Reflexiones HD:DH Reflections

The Digital Humanities in Latin American Studies


Friday, February 2, 2018
8:30 am – 1 pm
Green Library Information Center Classroom, 1st Floor, East Wing, Rm. 166  (Stanford University)
Open to all

This half-day roundtable celebrates the vibrant world of Latin American and Hispanic Digital Humanities, and is meant to introduce the Stanford Latin American Studies community (and others) to this important and growing community of scholarly practice.  

The roundtable coincides with the visit to Stanford of the two founders of the first Latinx DH research center in the United States (hosting the “Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage/Arte Público Press” project, at the University of Houston), and anticipates the upcoming Digital Humanities 2018 conference in Ciudad de México, marking the first time this long-running international conference will be held in the Global South.  Principal participants of both these efforts will join with local researchers working in the hispanophone digital humanities.



8:30    Coffee

9:00    Welcome

  • Glen Worthey

 9:15    Session 1: Panorama of DH Research in Latin American Studies 

  • Élika Ortega (e-literature & culture)
  • Alex Saum-Pascual (e-literature & culture)
  • Cuauhtémoc García-García (big data for linguistics)
  • Javier de la Rosa (big data for cultural studies) 

10:30 Break

11:00  Session 2: Latinx DH Research Centers

  • Keynote: Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage/Arte Público Press at the U. of Houston (Carolina Villarroel and Gabi Baeza Ventura)
  • Latin American DH opportunities at Stanford: CESTA, CIDR, and more (Zephyr Frank & Glen Worthey) 

12:00  Session 3: The International Latin American DH community 

  • SALALM and the library world (Adán Griego)
  • DH2018 -- ¡Viva México! (Élika Ortega & Glen Worthey)
  • The Alliance of DH Organizations (ADHO), GO::DH, RedHD (Glen Worthey & Élika Ortega)

 1:00    Adjourn



Gabriela Baeza Ventura, Ph.D., Executive Editor of Arte Público Press, and Associate Professor in the Hispanic Studies Department, University of Houston.

Cuauhtémoc García-García, Ph.D., Independent Scholar in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University, and Senior Scientist at Quantapore, Inc.

Adán Griego, Curator for Latin American, Iberian & Mexican American Collections at the Stanford University Libraries, and former President of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM).

Javier de la Rosa, Ph.D., Research Developer in the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research at the Stanford University Libraries.

Zephyr Frank, Ph.D., Professor of History; Director of the Program on Urban Studies; and founding Director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University.

Élika Ortega, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Core Faculty at the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks at Northeastern University; and Co-Chair of the Digital Humanities 2018 Program Committee.

Alex Saum-Pascual, Assistant Professor of Spanish at UC Berkeley specializing in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture (20th and 21st Centuries) and Electronic Literature (Digital Humanities).

Carolina Villarroel, Ph.D., Director of Research of the “Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage” project, University of Houston.

Glen Worthey, Digital Humanities Librarian and Head of the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research at the Stanford University Libraries, and Co-Chair of the Digital Humanities 2018 Program Committee.