For the discussion, sharing, and collaborative outreach related to US Latinx studies. Topics include: literature, history, archives, public humanities, digital humanities, pedagogy, methodologies, etc. We invite you to share and contribute articles, syllabi, assignments, announcements, talks, presentation slides, posters, digital humanities project links, bibliographies, etc. in any language.
Este es un foro para conversar, compartir y colaborar sobre estudios latinos de los EEUU. Los temas incluyen: literatura, historia, archivos, humanidades públicas, humanidades digitales, pedagogía, metodología, etc. Les invitamos a compartir y contribuir con artículos, planes de estudio, asignaturas, anuncios, pláticas, diapositivas de presentaciones, pósters, enlaces a proyectos digitales, bibliografías, etc. en cualquier idioma.
Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage: A Case Study on US Latina/o Archives and Digital Humanities
This article focuses on the work and efforts put forth by the University of Houston’s Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage program (Recovery) to create the first digital humanities center for US Latina/o Research: #usLdh. Recovery is a program to locate, preserve, and make available the written legacy of Latinas/os in the United States since colonial times until 1960. Through 27 years of successful work Recovery has not only been able to inscribe the excluded history of Latinas/os, but also has created an inclusive and vast digital repository that facilitates scholarship in this area of studies. This article focuses on the importance of recovery work in the writing, teaching, and understanding of history and considers how local personal archives have helped to fill in the gaps of mainstream history. We will detail the goals and challenges of this mission, as well as the importance of educating the community in digital methods that preserve and disseminate minority voices.