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Humanist Archives: April 22, 2020, 8:24 a.m. Humanist 33.791 - what we listen for

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 791.
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        Date: 2020-04-21 16:13:50+00:00
        From: Francois Lachance 
        Subject: What We Listen For


Today I found Hilary Green being interviewed by Julian C. Chambliss on
Transformatative Digital History in the series Reframing History.


[ No transcription yet available yet ]

The interview is about in part her project Hallow Grounds which "started off
with a student question and comment that slavery did not exist at the University
of Alabama".

The project Hallowed Grounds is a rich resource and a fine example of digital
humanities applied to the ongoing questions of reparations and history. It
includes a walking tours of the campus (which you can listen to and take the
walk virtually).


I am reminded of quotation attributed to Walter Benjamin "History is written
by the victors." -- the victors are the patient ones willing to outlast the

Or to invoke the epigraph used by Dr. Green :

"To accept one's past - one's history is not the same thing as drowning in it;
it is learning how to use it. An invented past can never be used; it cracks and
crumbles under the pressures of life, like clay in a season of drought." - James

Clay in a season of drought can be collected to make pottery (which will
eventually be smashed).


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Fran├žois Lachance
Wannabe Professor of Theoretical and Applied Rhetoric

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