The Caribbean Digital IV

6:00pm – 6:00pm
30 November – 1 December 2017
University of Virginia

In our evening keynote conversation and over the course of our day of multiform panel presentations, participants engage critically with the digital as praxis, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that evermore intensely reconfigure the social, historical, and geo-political contours of the Caribbean and its diasporas. Presenters consider the affordances and limitations of the digital with respect to a wide range of disciplines and methodologies. Discussions pick up themes addressed in our 2014 inaugural event and, subsequently, during our 2015 and 2016 events – many of which currently feature in our first and second issues of sx archipelagos, the peer-reviewed Small Axe Project publishing platform dedicated to Caribbean digital scholarship and scholarship of the Caribbean digital.

Thursday, 30 November 
The Colonnade Club|University of Virginia

6:00PM Welcome
Kaiama L. Glover

6:15PM Keynote – Recovering Aponte’s Book
Ada Ferrer, Linda Rodriguez , and Edouard Duval-Carrié

7:00PM Reception

Friday, 1 December 
The Inn at Darden|University of Virginia

9:30AM   Coffee

10:00AM – 11:15AM Session 1 – The Digital in the Caribbean
Schuyler Esprit, Kevin Adonis Browne, Alex Gil

11:30AM – 1PM Session 2 – Revisioning Blog Platforms
Ivette Romero, Nicholas Laughlin, Kelly Baker Josephs

1:15PM – 2:30PM Lunch

2:30PM – 3:45PM Session 3 – Literature, History, Technology
Roxanna Curto, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Marlene L. Daut

4:00PM-5:15PM Session 4 – Diasporic Praxes of the Caribbean Digital
Nathalie Jolivert, J. Cameron Monroe, Laurent Dubois

5:30PM-6:00PM Concluding Discussion and Remarks

We would like to thank the Office of the Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for support in making this event possible.


Above text adapted from webpage.