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Race and Gender in the Digital Humanities: Ethics, Algorithms, and Archives

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The Department of History proudly presents the 24th Annual Stan and Joan Pierson Lecture:

“Race and Gender in the Digital Humanities: Ethics, Algorithms, and Archives” presented by Dr. Sharon Block, Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
3:30–5:00 p.m.
Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (201 Gerlinger Hall)

This is a free, public talk with a reception to follow. Wine and beer served.

About the Speaker

Dr. Sharon Block is an internationally renowned historian of women, gender, sexuality, and race. She has published three books: Rape and Sexual Power in Early America (2006); Major Problems in American Women’s History (2013); and Colonial Complexions: Race and Bodies in Eighteenth-Century America (2018). Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Women’s History, the William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of American History, and Radical History Review. Her current research centers on race and gender in the digital humanities.

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The Pierson Tradition

The Pierson Lecture is a Department of History tradition that spans back to 1993, when it was founded to honor Stan and Joan Pierson. The Piersons were both exemplary citizens of the community, dedicated to history and education as proven by their distinguished records of intellectual accomplishment and community involvement. This lecture series brings distinguished scholars, such as Dr. Sharon Block, to the University of Oregon, so that they may share their work in alignment with the Piersons’ interests in cultural, intellectual, and political life.