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Doing Labor History Online: Digital Humanities Event

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 01:00pm - 03:00pm


Wednesday, October 27, 1-3 PM (virtual) 


Doing Labor History Online: Digital Humanities Skills and Projects  

Andrew Gomez, Associate Professor of History, University of Puget Sound 

Tobias Higbie, Professor of History; Faculty Chair, Labor Studies; Associate Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCLA 

Vilja Hulden, Instructor, History, University of Colorado, Boulder


The workshop will take place online. To join the event, please click here.

Advance, recommended readings for the workshop can be accessed here.

What can the field of digital humanities offer to labor historians and scholars in labor studies? How do online mediums provide new opportunities for making academic research on work, class, and political economy, accessible to public audiences beyond the classroom? How can digital humanities methodologies, and corresponding tools, algorithms, and approaches, reveal new dimensions about how work has been experienced and governed?


In this workshop, a panel of labor historians and digital humanists will explore these questions and more. During the first half of the workshop, the invited speakers will share their perspectives on how labor history and the digital humanities intersect. The second half of the workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to present their own ideas and work in progress, and the chance to receive focused feedback.

This panel is sponsored by the Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative, the Division of Humanities, the Global Asias Initiative, and the Public History Program, and the departments of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) American Studies, English, History, and Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, Classics, and German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures (GREELL). 



Flyer: Doing_Labor_History_Online_Digital_Humanities_October_27_2021.pdf