DH offers us opportunities to use methods and technology for social justice. In projects like Torn Apart/Separados, we see how the digital is used as a tool for activism by increasing awareness and creating an interactive visualization of complex issues of injustice. Below are a few resources related to Social Justice in DH. If you think there is a project we should highlight on this page or a topic we should address further, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Digital Humanities Projects and Resources is “a list of projects, resources, events, and anything else.”
FemTechNet Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook is “an ongoing project to build resources for faculty members who are often overburdened at their home institutions, but are willing to take on the difficult task of teaching about gender and racial inequity in our information culture.”
New Digital Worlds, by Roopika Risam, “traces the formation of postcolonial studies and digital humanities as fields, identifying how they can intervene in knowledge production in the digital age.”
Social Justice and the Digital Humanities is “a conversation on designing best practices for digital humanities praxis committed to social justice.”
Toward anti-racist technical terminology is a toolkit created by members of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. This living document and corresponding open bibliography addresses problematic terms common to digital humanities. It includes a brief overview of what the term means and why it’s a problem, practical steps for replacing the terminology, and links to learn more.