Archiving and Visualizing Asia: Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production
Engages students in the practices and theories of original archival research and knowledge productions. Hands-on research in the archives of Duke’s Rubenstein Special Collections and elsewhere. Examines histories and theories of dynamic movements and encounters between the “West” and “Asia.” Teaches original archival research methods through guided excavations in digital and material resources. Directed readings of histories and theories and special guest lectures guide students on how to think critically on the theories and praxis of knowledge production, collection, circulation, and consumption. Students curate digital humanities projects for final research assignment.