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! (