Scholarship

Re-embodying Historical Data with Art and Design

Video presentation for 2020–21 PAGE Fellowship*
(Publicly Active Graduate Education)

10.19.2020 // PAGE Video Talk, 5 minute length


Abstract: Art and design (specifically type design and embroidery) is used to explore material differences between an 18th-century book production and modern dataset reproduction of the Book of Negroes, a registry of 3,000 Black ex-slaves, free(d), and freeborn people who were transported from America to Nova Scotia to escape racism and slavery. This project is the beginning of my doctoral research in reviewing and re-presenting historical material by intersecting Black Histories, Art Practice, and Information History. How is information made and represented/displayed across time? How does it become situated, and how does this impact our society today?


*Also see this post on PAGE’s website along with the 9 other wonderful PAGE Fellows! (https://iagathering.org/page/courtney-richardson/)

Intersecting Black Histories, Art Practice, and Information History

Photograph of artwork entitled, Name Travel

Blog post written for 2020–21 PAGE Fellowship
(Publicly Active Graduate Education)

08.24.2020 // PAGE Blog Salon, online publication

Read full post here: https://imaginingamerica.org/intersecting-black-histories-art-practice-and-information-history/


About PAGE [copied from website]: Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) is Imagining America’s (IA) network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. PAGE enhances the praxis and pedagogy of public scholarship; fosters a national, interdisciplinary community of peers and veteran scholars; and creates opportunities for collaborative knowledge production. The PAGE consortium, made up of alumni and allies of the program, promotes opportunities for mentorship and peer support from IA’s network. [https://imaginingamerica.org/what-we-do/fellowships/page/, accessed 8 January 2021]