Angel Nieves is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Hamilton College and current co-director of Hamilton's Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi). Nieves’ scholarly work and community-based activism critically engages with issues of memory, heritage preservation, gender and nationalism at the intersections of race and the built environment in cities across the Global South. Nieves is the associate editor of Fire!!!: A Multimedia Journal of Black Studies, an online journal of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. His most recent research explores the building of a multimodal information environment to discuss Soweto’s past, present, and future redevelopment – addressing cultural practices of remembrance, reconciliation and empowerment with a view towards an integrative approach to social justice and the practice of digital humanities scholarship. Nieves completed his doctoral work in architectural history and Africana Studies at Cornell University. More info at http://5colldh.org/event/angel-nieves/.
Each year the Five College Digital Humanities Lecture Series brings scholars and artists to the Five COlleges to share cutting-edge research on the intersections of digital technologies and the humanities. These talks, which are free and open to the Five College community, are and opportunity for faculty, staff, and students alike to come together and hear from some of the most influential voices working in the digital humanities today.