Our aim is to mobilize research in the digital humanities and social sciences to inform public culture, policy, practice, and everyday social relations to create a more equitable and just society.
Exploring digital practices, both virtual and visceral, our research projects center on digital dilemmas, such as:
- How do we theorise the influence of diverse virtual voices for people who experience inequality, inequity and/or (in)justice?
- How can innovative methodologies enable new insights into the social transformation of gender relations, digital cultures, and social justice?
- How is digital technology shaping relationships between diverse publics – citizens, communities, activists, policy makers – in terms of working toward social justice?
As a collaboratory — which is a blend of the words “collaboration” and “laboratory” — we are “a center without walls, in which […] researchers can perform their research without regard to physical location, interacting with colleagues, accessing instrumentation, sharing data and computational resources, [and] accessing information in digital libraries.”* We aim to bring together researchers from across the digital humanities and social sciences who mobilize their research toward social justice goals.
* Wulf, W. (1993) The collaboratory opportunity. Science, 261, 854-855.
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