Hi! My Name is Tia-Monique and I am excited to join Dunham’s Data as a Dance History Postdoctoral Research Assistant. My research and PhD deal with African and African Diasporic movement aesthetics.
One of the questions we hear a lot when we describe the daily itinerary dataset we’re building is “That takes a ton of work! Is it really worth it?” We’d like to share an example of why this work is important, not only for our specific project, but for dance studies as a field.
We're looking forward to sharing some of our work at the Association for Computers and the Humanities conference in Pittsburgh. Harmony and Kate will be giving a talk on Thursday July 25th on the 9am panel on Race and Data.
We are thrilled and grateful to have two fabulous postdocs working on the project, in dance history and digital humanities respectively. Their formal bios appear on the main page, but we asked them to say a bit more about themselves and how they came to Dunham's Data.
We are pleased to announce that we’ve received AHRC funding for Dunham’s Data! The project begins August 2018 and runs through 2021. Over the next three years, we will be using this blog space to post notes on our process, progress, and the kinds of things we are finding out along the way.
In this post, we introduce the project.