Archiving and Visualizing Asia: Politics of Poetics of Knowledge Production
Engages students in the practices, politics, and theories of conducting 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 movements and encounters between the 'West' and 'Asia.' Teaches research methods through guided excavations in both 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 based on original research.