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Upcoming Event: Digital Puerto Rican Studies: Social Scholarship, Mapping, & Archives

Please join the Puerto Rico Syllabus this Friday, October 23rd for “Digital Puerto Rican Studies: Social Scholarship, Mapping, and Archives,” a virtual event and discussion sponsored by LASA-Puerto Rico. Register below:

This event represents the launch of the new website for The Puerto Rico Syllabus, a digital resource for critical thinking and teaching about the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis. In addition to discussing the new “decolonial design” and future plans, The #PRSyllabus will also be in conversation with the leaders of three other digital projects that contribute to Puerto Rican Studies and provide resources for broad publics.

Digital Puerto Rican Studies: Social Scholarship, Mapping, and Archives this Fri, Oct 23rd, 6:00 PM (EDT) | This event will take place on Zoom. Register here to access the link to Zoom.

This event spotlights four digital projects that contribute to Puerto Rican Studies and provide resources for broad publics: The Puerto Rico SyllabusProyecto historias orales cayeyanas: Vivencias y resistencias, Visualizando El Apoyo Mutuo: Solidaridad en acción, and the Digital Library of the Caribbean-Archivo Histórico de Vieques.

The event will include moderated discussion about each project, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

This event is sponsored by LASA Puerto Rico, with media co-sponsorship by the Puerto Rico Syllabus project led by Dr. Yarimar Bonilla as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Add to the conversation by using #DigitalPRStudies

About the participating projects:

  • The Puerto Rico Syllabus is an archive of resources for teaching and learning about the intersecting crises in Puerto Rico.
  • The Proyecto historias orales cayeyanas: Vivencias y resistencias is a virtual interactive exhibit created by the Colectivo Casco Urbano de Cayey that maps oral histories with women about the urban hub of Cayey, Puerto Rico.
  • Visualizando El Apoyo Mutuo: Solidaridad en Acción is an interactive story map created by Jacqueline Villarrubia and Roberto Vélez-Vélez that uses images, audio, and text to highlight the Centros de Apoyo Mutuo in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
  • The Digital Library of the Caribbean-Archivo Histórico de Vieques documents the socio-historical processes of Vieques, Puerto Rico from the perspective of people and community struggle.

    We also thought you might be interested in a new film Aftershocks of Disaster which explores the ongoing “aftershocks” experienced by Puerto Ricans in the wake of Hurricane María, including state failure, social abandonment and disaster capitalism. The film, which is a companion to the book by Dr. Yarimar Bonilla (Seminar Faculty Leader for the Puerto Rico Syllabus project as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research) and directed with Juan Carlos Dávila, has a new website with a discussion guide on how to use the film as a pedagogical and community organizing tool.

    Join and learn more about the Digital Puerto Rican Studies event, the Puerto Rico Syllabus, and the Aftershocks of Disaster.

    Above Adapted from: Puerto Rico Syllabus & Digital Puerto Rican Studies

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