Events

Upcoming Events

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

A panel to be held at the Virtual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, May 26-29, 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 to be held at the Virtual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, May 26-29, 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

Past Events

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

An Interview About Ticha

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

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. Video. Slides.

“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