ARC Seminar: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon: ‘The Early Caribbean Digital Archive’

SEP 04, 2014 | 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue




September 04, 2014: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM





Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)


Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2014 Seminar Presentation with Elizabeth Maddock Dillon: ‘Radical Archival Practices and the Digital Humanities: the Early Caribbean Digital Archive’

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon is Professor of English at Northeastern University where she is Founding Co-Director of the NULab for Maps, Texts, and Networks and teaches in the field of eighteenth-century transatlantic literary studies. She is also the co-director of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College. Her work in the field of digital humanities includes projects involving text-mining and mapping of early African American texts and slave narratives, digital archival work in early Caribbean texts, and work mapping the reprinting of materials in nineteenth-century U.S. newspapers. She is one of the founders of the award-winning Our Marathon project: a crowd-sourced archive of the Boston Marathon bombings.  She is the author of New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1659-1859 (Duke University Press in 2014) and The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004) which won the Heyman Prize for Outstanding Publication in the Humanities at Yale University. She is also co-editor of the forthcoming volume, The Haitian Revolution and the Early U.S.: Histories, Geographies, and Textualities (University of Pennsylvania Press).