Taking a Visual Turn in DH

paper, specified "short paper"
  1. 1. Lauren Tilton

    University of Richmond

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The long paper will make an observation and offer a provocation. We are seeing and need a Visual Turn in DH. Scholars who identify as a part of DH have been pursuing what Münster and Terras have recently termed “visual digital humanities” for decades. Yet, this work has been less visible or ignored by the institutional structures that create, shape, and define “the big tent”, what Jessica Marie Johnson terms "DHDH". In the sections that follow, I will focus on why and how we are seeing the Visual Turn in structures such as publications, conferences, grants, and awards. I argue that this turn has been in motion for decades but only recently occurring in DHDH. I’ll finish with a provocation. We need a Visual Turn in order to center and credit exciting visual work as well as need to intervene in pressing questions about computational image analysis.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at https://hcommons.org/groups/dh2020/. Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

Conference website: https://dh2020.adho.org/

References: https://dh2020.adho.org/abstracts/

Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO