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Demystifying Digital Humanities

Demystifying Digital Humanities is a series of six workshops, funded by the Simpson Center, presenting a guided introduction to the points of inter

2013-2014 Society of Scholars


Sara Jo Breslow (2011)

Matthew Sparke

Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Interdisciplinary, accessible, and comprehensive, this guide identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency. At the same time, it is designed to help students understand the way in which the word “Globalization” – and the struggles over its meaning – lies at the heart of debates between advocates of a “free market” and what critics describe as the damage and devastation of “market fundamentalism” and “neoliberalism.”

Ileana Rodríguez-Silva

Silencing Race: Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

In their quest for greater political participation within shifting imperial fields—from Spanish (1850s–1898) to US rule (1898-present)—Puerto Ricans struggled to shape and contain conversations about race. In so doing, they crafted, negotiated, and imposed on others multiple forms of silences while reproducing the idea of a unified, racially mixed, harmonious nation. Hence, both upper and working classes participated, although with different agendas, in the construction of a wide array of silences that together have prevented serious debate about racialized domination. This book explores the ongoing, constant racialization of Puerto Rican workers to explore the 'class-making' of race.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria

For the fourth year, the Simpson Center is a sponsor of the University of Victoria’s renowned Digita


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Eric Ames

Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Over the course of his career Werner Herzog, known for such visionary masterpieces as Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), has directed almost sixty films, roughly half of which are documentaries. And yet, in a statement delivered during a public appearance in 1999, the filmmaker declared: “There are deeper strata of truth in cinema, and there is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization.” Ferocious Reality is the first book to ask how this conviction, so hostile to the traditional tenets of documentary, can inform the work of one of the world’s most provocative documentarians.