Dig Lib Arts Hosting “Digital Indigenous Mapping” Event on 11/1

Dig Lib Arts is co-hosting with the Department of History a major “Indigenous Mapping and the Digital Humanities” event on 11/1. The event will feature the work of cutting edge digital scholarship revolving around mapping Indigenous spaces. The projects featured include MAPPING INDIGENOUS LA and a new NEH “Indigenous American Cultures Mapping Project.”

Speakers include:

Dr. Mishuana Goeman – (Tonawanda Band of Seneca) Goeman is Associate Professor of Gender Studies, Chair of American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program and Associate Director of American Indian Studies Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also a Co-PI on a community based digital community project, Mapping Indigenous L.A., that is working toward creating a self-represented storytelling, archival, and community orientated maps that unveil multi-layered Indigenous LA landscapes.

Desiree Renee Martinez – (Gabrieliño [Tongva]) Martinez is an archaeologist working for Cogstone Resource Management. Desiree received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA in Anthropology from Harvard University. Desiree is a co-Director of the Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School a native-centered course that melds archaeology with traditional knowledge in collaboration with Gabrieliño (Tongva) community members.

Dr. Janet Hess – Hess is Professor of Art History/African and Diasporic Studies at Sonoma State University. Her academic interests include the art of Africa and the diaspora (particularly liberation-era art and architecture), American Indian culture, gender studies, and social justice. She is the recipient of a Digital Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her digital Indigenous American Cultures Mapping Project.

Dr. Ann Kakaliouras – Kakaliouras is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Whittier College. She is trained as a human osteologist, bioarchaeologist, and biodistance researcher with specializations in the American Southeast and Midwest., Her recent work explores the historical and ethnographic study of the phenomenon of repatriation and the history of relationships between Native American people and physical/biological anthropologists.

The event will be held on 11/1, 5-7 PM. Location TBD. Stay tuned for more details!