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.”
Digital Literacy Against Digital Violence: A Handbook for Library Workers, created as part of the National Forum on the Prevention of Cyber Sexual Abuse (NFPCSA), a grant project funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and hosted by Tufts University. The Forum sought to foster a community of academic library workers, strengthen their understanding of the socio-technical landscape of digital violence, and empower them to take action against it at college campuses throughout the United States. Paige Walker, Adam Jazairi, and Chelcie Rowell, eds.
EDI Toolkit for Digital Scholarship is a growing set of resources for engaging in equity, diversity and inclusion in digital scholarship, broadly construed. Created by the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section's EDI Committee.
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.”
SAFElab @ Columbia University "is a research initiative focused on examining the ways in which youth of color navigate violence on and offline. Drawing on computational and social work approaches to research, we engage in qualitative and natural language processing methods to understand the mechanisms of violence and how to prevent and intervene in violence that occurs in neighborhoods and social media environments." Check out their ethical guidelines for working with social media data.
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. See also the Inclusive Naming Initiative, which seeks to "help companies and projects remove all harmful and unclear language of any kind and replace it with an agreed-upon set of neutral terms." They maintain a list of words that can be used in place of racist tech terminology.
US Latina/o Digital Humanities is an open Zotero library dedicated to "postcolonial emphasis for scholarship focused on the US Latina/o written legacy that has been lost, absent, repressed or underrepresented."