Activities

Activities are listed in reverse chronological order.

Text, Image and Power in Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Latin American Digital Humanities

A panel sponsored by ADRELA at the conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship, June 6-8, 2024.

Organizer and moderator: Clayton McCarl

Presenters:

Rolena Adorno, Yale University
Siobhan Meï, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Sousa, Occidental College
Jonathan Michael Square, The New School
Kevin Terraciano, University of California, Los Angeles
Roxanne Valle, University of California, Los Angeles

Aproximaciones digitales a la historia colonial y decimonónica en Colombia, México y Centroamérica

A panel co-sponsored by ADRELA and Fundación Neogranadina at the annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Bogotá, Colombia, June 12–15, 2024.

Organizers: Clayton McCarl and Andreína Soto

Moderator: Santiago Muñoz Arbeláez

“Neogranadina: Reconstructing the Slave Trade in the Highlands of Colombia”, Andreína Soto, Juan Cobo Betancourt

“Yaopan, un videojuego de la conquista”, Margarita Cossich-Vielman

“Recuperar al individuo en la edición digital de documentos afroantioqueños”, Clayton McCarl, Amarilys Sánchez, Christopher Wilson

“Digitalización de fuentes coloniales para la difusión y apropiación del patrimonio documental: Proyecto de Neogranadina y el Archivo Histórico de Rionegro”, Pilar Ramírez Restrepo, Luis Felipe Vélez Pérez

Las humanidades públicas digitales en Colombia, Venezuela, y Perú

A panel at the annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Bogotá, Colombia, June 12–15, 2024.

Organizers: Clayton McCarl and Santiago Muñoz Arbeláez

Moderator: Juan Cobo Betancourt

“Narra la Independencia desde tu pueblo: un proyecto de historia participativa”, Cecilia Méndez Gastelumendi

“Concursos de arte como métodos para la investigación equitativa de identidades Indígenas enel Caribe venezolano”, Fidel Rodriguez Velasquez, Oliver Antczak

“Archivo Vivo: weaving gender (hi)stories of urban reclamation in Moravia, Medellín”, Natalia Villamizar Duarte

“Reflexiones sobre los usos de métodos digitales para acercarse a la historia del sistema educativo de Acción Cultural Popular – Radio Sutatenza, en Colombia (1957-1970)”, Juan Pablo Angarita Bernal

Infraestructura, procesos y tecnología en las humanidades digitales

A panel at the annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Bogotá, Colombia, June 12–15, 2024.

Organizers: Clayton McCarl and Juan Cobo Betancourt

Moderator: Andreína Soto

“Neogranadina: métodos, procesos y tecnologías de digitalización y publicación”, Jairo Antonio Melo Florez

“Imágenes multiespectrales en Colombia”, Sebastian Díaz Ángel

“Georreferenciar, visualizar y narrar la ciudad”, Luis Colón

Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Latin American Studies and Digital Public Humanities

An article in Digital Studies / Le champ numérique (vol. 13, no. 3, 2023), by Clayton McCarl, Emma Slayton, Carolina Alzate, George Aaron Broadwell, Xóchitl Flores-Marcial, Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Felipe H. Lopez, Siobhan Meï, May Helena Plumb, Ernesto Priani Saisó, and Jonathan Michael Square (digitalstudies.org/article/id/9601.).

Inclusividad, marcado TEl y filosofía en la Biblioteca Digital del Pensamiento Novohispano

A presentation by Ernesto Priani Saisó, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM); Betsabé Castro Ruiz, UNAM; Zulema Flores Arellano, UNAM; Víctor Andrés Campos Chávez, UNAM, y Cristina Noemi Gonzalez Del Valle, UNAM; Friday, August 11, 2023, 2 p.m EDT, as part of the 2023 Webinar Series hosted by the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium.

Curaduría de datos y narrativas geoespaciales sobre redes de intercambio y comercio indígena en la región del Orinoco, siglos XV al XVIII

A presentation by Maria José Afanador-Llach, Universidad de los Andes, Friday, August 4, 2023, 2 p.m EDT, as part of the 2023 Webinar Series hosted by the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium.

Aproximaciones digitales a la historia del libro en Latinoamérica I

A panel at the annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), Friday, June 30, 2023, 16:00 UCT (12:00 PM EDT). Program.

Organizer and moderator: Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

“Catálogo Colectivo de Marcas de Fuego: Un instrumento de identificación de las bibliotecas conventuales americanas y europeas”, Mercedes Isabel Salomón Salazar, Biblioteca Histórica José María Lafragua, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

“El uso de recursos digitales para estudiar las vicisitudes de la Relación de la jornada de Cíbola by Pedro Castañeda de Nájera (1562)”, Rubén Sánchez-Godoy, Southern Methodist University

Aproximaciones digitales a la historia del libro en Latinoamérica II

A panel at the annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), Friday, June 30, 2023, 17:30 UCT (1:30 PM EDT). Program.

Organizer: Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida; Moderator: Rubén Sánchez-Godoy, Southern Methodist University

“La edición digital como puerta de entrada a la enseñanza de la historia del libro en los estudios coloniales latinoamericanos”, Ernesto Priani Saisó, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

La edición digital como puerta de entrada a la enseñanza de la historia del libro en los estudios coloniales latinoamericanos”, Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

Regional and International Collaboration on Supporting Latin American and Caribbean Digital Humanities

A roundtable featuring Tiffany Esteban, University of Florida (UF); Hélène Huet, UF; Melissa Jerome, UF; Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida; and Sarah Tew, UF; as part of the annual conference of the Association for Computers in the Humanities, Thursday, June 29, 2023, 4:30-5:45 PM EDT. Program.

United Fronteras: A Transborder Digital and Public Repository

A presentation by Sylvia Fernández, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Laura Gonzales, University of Florida, Friday, June 23, 2023, 2 p.m EDT, as part of the 2023 Webinar Series hosted by the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium.

Using Social Media to Explore Haitian History – Rendering Revolution

A presentation by Siobhan Meï, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Jonathan Square, The New School Friday, June 16, 2023, 2 p.m EDT, as part of the 2023 Webinar Series hosted by the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium.

2023 Latin American & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium

A symposium organized by the University of Florida and the University of North Florida and co-sponsored by ADRELA, held at the George A. Smathers Libraries in Gainesville, Florida, on March 3, 2023. Program.

Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Latin American Studies and Digital Public Humanities

A round table at DH Unbound 2022, May 19, 2022

Organizers and moderators: Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida; Emma Slayton, Carnegie Mellon University

Featured Projects and Participants: Intercambios Oceánicos (WebsiteVideo) Ernesto Priani Saisó, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México;  Biblioteca Digital Soledad Acosta de Samper (WebsiteVideo) Carolina Alzate, Universidad de los Andes;  Fondo Real de Cholula (WebsiteVideo) Albert A. Palacios, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin; Rendering Revolution (WebsiteVideo) Siobhan Meï, UMass Amherst; Jonathan Michael Square, Parsons School of Design; Ticha: A Digital Text Explorer for Colonial Zapotec (Website,Video) George Aaron Broadwell, University of Florida; Xochitl Flores-Marcial, California State University Northridge; Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Haverford College; Felipe H. Lopez, Seton Hall University; May Helena Plumb, University of Texas at Austin.

Models for Collaboration in Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Latin American Studies

A panel at the annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association, May 4, 2022

Organizer: Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida; Chair: Heather Allen, University of Mississippi

“Rendering Revolution: Haitian Sartorial Aesthetics and the Collaborative Potential of Doing
History on Social Media,”
 Nathan Dize, Oberlin College; Siobhan Meï, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jonathan Michael Square, Parsons School of Design

“An Experiment in the Collaborative Translation of a Colonial-Era Text,” Alejandra Dubcovsky, University of California Riverside; Jenny M Forsythe, Western Washington University; Laura Munoz, University of Southern California

“History Research as Collaboration: The Case of the Project Inventar Colombia,” Maria Jose Afanador, Universidad de los Andes

“Digital Editing as a Space for Shared Pedagogy in Colonial Latin American Studies,” Nathan Gordon, Adrian College; Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida; 
Melinda Peacock, University of North Florid;a Paulino Estévez-Ancira, University of North Florida

Digital Approaches to Recovering Colonial-Era Cultural Heritage Material of Value to Specific Contemporary Communities

A panel at the annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association, May 26, 2021

Organizers: Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Independent Scholar; and Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

“Neogranadina: Building Collective Digital Archives with Local Communities,” Juan F. Cobo Betancourt, University of California, Santa Barbara; Natalie C. Cobo, University of Oxford; Santiago Muñoz Arbeláez, Universidad de los Andes; Andreina Soto, UC Santa Barbara; María del Pilar Ramirez Restrepo

“Recovering Words, Reclaiming Knowledge, and Building Community: Ticha Conversatorios,” Brook Lillehaugen, Haverford College; Xóchitl M. Flores-Marcial, California State University Northridge; May H Plumb, University of Texas at Austin; Felipe López, Haverford College; George Aaron Broadwell, University of Florida

“Editing the Spanish Colonial Heritage of Northeast Florida,” Clayton L McCarl, University of North Florida; Emilia Thom, University of North Florida; Georgina Wilson, University of North Florida

New Digital Methodologies in the Study of the Colonial World

A panel at the annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association, May 28, 2021

Organizers: Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Independent Scholar; and Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

“Inventar el virreinato de la Nueva Granada: una mirada crítica a la construcción de conjuntos de datos geoespaciales y a los Sistemas de Información Geográfica,” Maria José Afanador-Llach, Universidad de los Andes

“Discovering Town Territories and Settlement Spatial Networks in Historic Corpora: A Case Study from Sixteenth-Century New Spain,” Diego Jiménez-Badillo, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia

“Modeling Amerindian Sea Travel Between the South American Mainland and the Caribbean Islands in the Early Colonial Caribbean,” Emma Slayton, Carnegie Mellon University

“Leveraging Handwritten Text Recognition Technology to ‘Read’ the Spanish Colonial Archive,” Albert A. Palacios, University of Texas at Austin

An Interview About the Biblioteca Digital Soledad Acosta de Samper

An interview with Carolina Alzate about the Biblioteca Digital Soledad Acosta de Samper (BDSAS), recorded September 17, 2020. Video.

An Interview About Ticha

An interview with Xochitl Flores-Marcial, Brook Lillehaugen, and Felipe López about Ticha, recorded August 25, 2020.  Video.

Digital Methods in the Colonial Latin American Studies Undergraduate Classroom

A panel at the Virtual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, May 13-16, 2020.

Organizer: Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

“TEI Encoding and the Creation of Digital Editions of Zapotec-Language Texts in an Undergraduate Classroom,” Brook Lillehaugen, Haverford College. VideoSlides.

“From the Colonial Page: Introducing DH through Transcription,” Albert A. Palacios, University of Texas at Austin. Slides.

“Zapotec-Language Use in Social Media Platforms as a Pedagogical Method for Undergraduate Students,” Xóchitl Flores-Marcial, California State University Northridge. Video.

“Reevaluating the History of Africans and their Descendants in Antioquia, Colombia, through a Digital-Editing-on-Site Study Abroad Experience,” Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida; Amarilys Sánchez, University of North Florida; Emilia Thom, University of North Florida. Video.

Designing ADRELA: The Alliance for Digital Research on Early Latin America

A workshop held at the XXXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, in Boston, May 24-27, 2019. Minutes.

Organizers: Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Brown University, and Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

Presenters: José A Rodríguez Garrido, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP); Brook Lillehaugen, Haverford College; María Gracia Ríos, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP); Ernesto Priani Saiso, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Evelina Guzauskyte, Wellesley College; Paul P Firbas, State University of New York/Stony Brook; Felipe López, Independent Scholar

The following sessions, which took place 2015-2018, were not formally sponsored by ADRELA, which was founded in 2019. However, they formed part of the trajectory that led to the group’s creation.

Digital Humanities And Colonial Latin American Studies

A workshop at the Association of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Annual Conference (DH2018), Mexico City, Mexico, June 26-29, 2018. Program listing and abstracts.

Organizers: Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Brown University, and Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

“Métodos Digitales: Repatriación O Expatriación De Documentos Coloniales,” Ernesto Priani, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

“Building Early Colonial Corpora For Digital Scholarship,” Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Brown University

“Addressing The Challenges In The Semi-Automated Identification, Extraction And Analysis Of Information From Early Colonial Documents And The XVI Corpus Known As Relaciones Geográficas,” Patricia Murrieta-Flores, University of Chester; Diego Jiménez-Badillo, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia; Bruno Martins, University of Lisbon; Ian Gregory, Lancaster University

“Theoretical Problems In The Semantic Markup Of Colonial American Maritime Texts,” Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

“Digital Aponte: Mitigating Archival Loss Through Digital Methods,” Linda Rodriguez, New York University

Mediascapes of the Colonial Americas: The Digital Materialities of New World Inscription

A panel at BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities, Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, 22-24 September 2017, Madison, Wisconsin.

Organizers: Hannah Alpert-Abrams, University of Texas at Austin, and Lindsay Van Tine, University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College 

Chair: Jonathan Senchyne, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Toward a Model for the Semantic Markup of Colonial American Maritime Texts,” Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

“Bibliographic Geographies: Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana and the Database’s (National) Limits,” Lindsay Van Tine, University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College

“An Unexpected Influence: Photostat Machines in Colonial Libraries, 1895-1915,” Hannah Alpert-Abrams, University of Texas at Austin

The Electronic Edition of Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Latin America Texts: New Tools, New Models for Collaboration

A workshop session at the XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, New York, New York, May 27-30, 2016. 

Organizer and chair: Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

Participants: Hannah Alpert-Abrams, University of Texas at Austin; Nicholas Laiacona, Performant Software Solutions LLC; Elizabeth Grumbach, Advanced Research Consortium and 18thConnect; Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland

Problems in the Editing of Colonial Latin American Texts

A panel at the Joint meeting of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015

Organizer: Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

Chair:  Laura Mielke

“Ophir de España: Transcribing a Seventeenth-Century Colonial Manuscript,” Nathan J. Gordon, University of Colorado Boulder

“Machine Reading in the Mexican Colonial Archive: OCR and the Primeros Libros,” Hannah Alpert-Abrams, University of Texas at Austin

“Discourse or Database? Editing Antonio de León Pinelo’s 1629 Bibliography of the Indies,” Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida

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