[Humanist] 25.363 new publications

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 11 08:11:05 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 363.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:21:18 -0400
        From: Alan Pike <agpike at emory.edu>
        Subject: Recent Publications in Southern Spaces,


 http://www.southernspaces.org/ *

*Southern Spaces  http://www.southernspaces.org/  *has recently published
several pieces of interests to scholars in the Digital Humanities which
integrate interactive maps, audio, video, and photography into compelling
articles about real and imagined spaces and places of the American South and
their connections to the wider world.


*Documenting Migrants: An Interview with Charles D. Thompson, Jr.
*Charles D. Thompson, Jr., Duke University


In this interview with Southern Spaces, Charles D. Thompson, Jr., revisits
the making of two documentaries that he co-produced: *Brother Towns/Pueblos
Hermanos* (2010) and *The Guestworker/Bienvenidos a Carolina del
Norte*(2007). He discusses his agricultural background, education,
that led to documentary work, and current debates over immigration and


*Palomares Bajo
*Article by John Howard, King’s College London


In this photo essay, John Howard interrogates the devious discourses and
reluctant rhetorics of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. He
demonstrates the connections between North and South Carolina in the U.S.
and the Almería province of southern Spain through a photo essay which
challenges American cultural amnesia surrounding the long-term consequences
of Cold War aggression.


*Scales Intimate and Sprawling: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Geography of
Marriage in Virginia
*Article by Scott Nesbitt, Associate Director of the Digital Scholarship
Lab, University of Richmond


In this essay, Scott Nesbit analyzes migration and marriage patterns of
recently freed men and women in post-Emancipation Virginia. Nesbit shows how
slaves developed different concepts of marriage in response to forced
internal migration, and then later, how recently freed men and women used
governmental agents, employers, and even former slaveholders to buttress
their legal claims to their families. The essay includes an interactive map
that visualizes migration and marriage data of former slaves from counties
across Virginia.


*The color of Democracy: A Japanese Public Health Official’s Reconnaissance
Trip to the U.S. South
*Article by Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci, Brown University


In this essay, Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci revisists Japanese public health
official Yoshio Koya’s trip to the U.S. South in 1950 to study African
American birth control services. She examines Koya’s observations of the
relationship between population control, racial politics, and “democracy” in
the U.S. South and how eugenically-inspired American “public health”
services informed Koya’s own experiments with birth control in rural Japan.


*Katrina + 5: An X-Code Exhibition
*Dorothy Moye, Decatur, Georgia


In this virtual exhibition, Dorothy Moye presents X-code images selected
from the work of more than twenty-five photographers in Post-Katrina New
Orleans, Louisiana between 2005 and 2010. Visually striking and emotionally
compelling, the X-code speaks through its sheer numbers, its rhythmic
repetition across the curving network of city streets, its narrative traces
of ciphered messages, and its graphic directness.

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