• Equity in Digital Access and Digital Humanities in Latin America

    Author(s):
    Gimena del Rio (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Global Digital Humanities Symposium
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Developing countries, Science, Open access publishing, Research
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Global Digital Humanities Symposium
    Meeting Org.:
    Michigan State University
    Tag(s):
    Global south, Open science, Scholarly communication
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/xevw-7k93
    Abstract:
    Over the past ten years, and due to many different reasons, we have witnessed the emergence of a global community interested in the Digital Humanities. But, what do we mean when we say ‘global’? Global and globalization belong to the same word family: the term ‘global’ refers both to the processes and to the results of globalization, and what we call globalization is always the successful globalization of one particular localism (De Sousa Santos, 2012). Evidently, at the same time something global expands, it excludes. In the Digital Humanities, conferences, maps, programs and publications aim to establish a global community, using technology as a key element capable of bringing together researchers from different latitudes. A techno-utopic discourse, in which technology is neutral and can itself unilaterally solve many social problems (Mboa 2020), has been part of the development of DH tools and projects. However, a weighted reflection on who holds the power in the scholarly communications ecosystem and how it can reinforce cognitive capitalism (Moulier Boutang, 2007) is still needed: Digital Humanities replicate these inequities. How can we fairly define the Global Digital Humanities?
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