the caribbean digital II

histories, cartographies, narratives

4 December 2015     Maison Française | Columbia University

Over the course of this afternoon of multiform panel presentations, we engaged critically with the digital as praxis, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that evermore intensely reconfigure the social, historical, and geo-political contours of the Caribbean and its diasporas. Presenters considered the affordances and limitations of the digital with respect to their particular methodologies – notably, representing the past, historicizing space, and telling stories. Discussions picked up themes addressed in our 2014 inaugural event as well as anticipated the launch of sx archipelagos, a peer-reviewed Small Axe Project publishing platform dedicated to scholarship of and emerging from the Caribbean – set to go live in 2016. View a recording of sessions 1 and 2 here.