United Fronteras 2021 Symposium and DH Awards: Digital Humanities on the Mexico-United States Border

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June 2, 2021 to June 4, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Borderlands, Chicana/o History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Geography, Local History

Extending you the invitation to join United Fronteras on their first binational symposium focused on the Digital Humanities in the Mexico-United States Borderlands. The event will be happening from June 2-4, 2021.This symposium aims to understand the current state of digital humanities in this binational region and amplify the needs to solidify the outstanding work done about the Mexico-U.S. border prior and after its geopolitical division utilizing digital technologies with a humanities lens of this region. The last day a datathon will be happening where participants are invited to join, updating the current data of the projects and material compiled in the United Fronteras-US-Mexico border record, as well as adding news projects that should be part of this record. Awards will be available for the Datathon event!

  • Wednesday, June 2(10:00 am - 1:35 pm CT): Roundtables and Panels
  • Thursday, June 3 (10:00 am - 1:35 pm CT): Rountables and Panels
  • Friday, June 4 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT): Datathon

Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/unitedfronteras

Additionally, United Fronteras will be giving 4 DH awards ($200 dollars) to support digital humanities projects, in its beginning stages or in development, focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border from pre-colonial times to the present. The due date to submit a 250 words proposal is May 31st to unitedfronteras@gmail.com. Please encourage students or non-academic members to apply!

For any question feel free to contact us to: unitedfronteras@gmail.com  or via Twitter: @unitedfronteras 
Hope you can help us spread the word and can join us in this great event!
*The event will be in English and Spanish*


Contact Info: 

Sylvia Fernández, Public and Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kansas