Digital Humanities Expert to Speak at March 6-7 Langsam Library Event

University of Cincinnati Libraries, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, welcomes to campus visiting scholar Roopika Risam as the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series March 6-7 in Langsam Library. 

Risam, an assistant professor of English at Salem State University, will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops, all free and open to the public, in the Walter C. Langsam Library. Participants are encouraged to come to any or all sessions that are of interest to them and to their work.

Monday, March 6

  • Keynote: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: The Stakes of Digital Cultural Memory, Langsam 480
  • Lunch (all welcome) – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Outside Langsam 462
  • Hands-On Session (laptop recommended): 1:30 to 3 p.m. – Archiving Social Justice with Omeka, Langsam 462

Tuesday, March 7

  • Session 3: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Digital Labor across Global North and South, Langsam 480

Risam’s research examines the intersections of postcolonial, African diaspora, and U.S. ethnic studies and the role of digital humanities in mediating between them. Her book, "Postcolonial Digital Humanities," is forthcoming with Northwestern University Press, and her co-edited volume "Intersectionality in Digital Humanities" is under contract with Arc Humanities Press. Her current book project explores digital activism engaged in decolonizing the digital cultural memory of humanity.

She is also currently co-editing a volume on the digital black Atlantic, a special issue of Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique on global digital humanities, and a special issue of First Monday on global feminisms and digital labor. Her scholarship has recently appeared in Debates in the Digital Humanities, International Journal of e-Politics, First Monday, Ada, South Asian Review, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Left History and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.

The development and implementation of the speaker series is part of UC Libraries’

Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Strategic Initiative

, which aims to build engagement and awareness of digital humanities and digital scholarship within UC Libraries and the university. More about the Libraries’ Strategic Plan can be found online at


For more information, contact Arlene Johnson, associate senior librarian and co-director of the Digital Scholarship Center, at (513) 556-1417 or via e-mail


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