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Weekend Reading: Race and the Global Digital Humanities Edition

Africa_satellite_orthographicThis has been a spirited two weeks in conversations about higher education. First off, Rebecca Schuman’s Slate article on how “getting a literature PhD will turn you into an emotional trainwreck” hit the Internet on April 5, resulting in a flurry of heated articles published in response. Next, on Monday April 8, the MSU MATRIX Research Center hosted the Day of Digital Humanities, which provided insight into how digital humanists work around the world. My links in this Weekend Reading focus mostly these two big events through the lenses of race, gender and global politics.

Our video this week is a short trailer from Amit Virmani’s (@amitvirmani) new film, Menstrual Man, about the man who produced the first low-cost sanitary napkin for village women in India. Menstrual Man just premiered at the Full Frame Festival in Durham, NC. Contact Amit for more information about the film and the possibility of screening it at your institution.

Image Credit: NASA on Wikimedia Commons

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