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Humanist Archives: Nov. 11, 2021, 7 a.m. Humanist 35.354 - events: mapping politics

				                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 354.
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        Date: 2021-11-08 20:21:55+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: Digital Humanities and Materiality: Mapping political discourse and inequalities

Mapping political discourse and inequalities in present-day Romania
through public monuments, by Voica Pușcașiu (University of Cluj-Napoca),
is the third meeting of the Digital Humanities and Materiality seminar
series (full description and program: https://blog.stoa.org/archives/4107).

Presentation: Starting from a database comprised of public statues from
various Romanian cities one can create a visualization that unravels
several things at a glance. Such as the frequency of certain figures and
their distribution: Who is represented, how often, where in the city,
and… when were the artworks created? How important is the local history
versus the national? One can then study the iconographical canon as well
as which monuments stray it. But perhaps of equal importance is
answering who is left out. Where are the women and the minorities? Who
“owns” the city center and who is “delegated” to the peripheries? And
eventually one could be able to see how all of these trends fluctuate
over time and which artistic style is predominant.

This seminar is co-hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Hub,
University of London, UK, and Star-UBB Institute of Advanced Studies,
University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

This event is free to attend, but booking is required:
https://www.sas.ac.uk/events/event/24791



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