February 8: Dorothy Kim, “The Embodied Database: Race, Gender, and Social Justice”
Friday, February 8
12:30-2:00 pm, Center for Digital Humanities (344 Buttrick)
Dorothy Kim, “The Embodied Database: Race, Gender, and Social Justice”
Dorothy Kim is an Assistant Professor of English at Brandeis University. She became the target of the alt-right a year or so ago when a fellow medievalist brought her writing on white nationalism and medieval studies to the attention of Milo Yiannopoulis. This event caused a shift in medieval studies, with long-overdue attention to issues of race and gender in both the material we teach and the scholars who produce and critique publications. In her talk, Kim will discuss medieval studies and the origin myth of Busa, dive into Holocaust databases and Jewish/Christian relations, and also discuss South American khipus and antifascist DH methodological practices in relation to medieval studies and white supremacy.