21th May: an open lecture “Anti-Colonial Annotations of Sloane Jamaican references” by Dorothy Kyagaba Sebbowa

Dorothy Kyagaba Sebbowa. Image courtesy of Sloane Lab Community: https://sloanelab.org/sloane-lab-community-fellows/#Dr-Dorothy-Kyagaba-Sebbowa

Next Tuesday, 21st May at 16:30 CEST Dorothy Kyagaba Sebbowa (Sloane Lab Community Fellow) will give a talk on Anti-Colonial Annotations of Sloane Jamaican references. In the focus of the presentation is a project based on the guide to the Sloane Database produced by the Natural History Museum. Dorothy Kyagaba Sebbowa seeks to reinstate the experiences of enslaved people and the history of slavery through the prism of exploration and understanding of data. This is achieved by examining the historical contexts, technologies, and methodologies through the lens of Sloane’s involvement in Jamaica and African enslavement.

This event will held online format. To attend the presentation and to secure your spot please navigate to the Eventbrite page and follow the instructions.

The abstract of the talk is as follows:

This project draws on the guide to the Sloane Database produced by the Natural History Museum before the Sloane Lab project as the key unit of analysis. It seeks to reinstate the experience of enslaved people and the history of slavery as the prism through which to explore and understand this data by examining the historicities, technologies and methodologies through the lens of Sloane’s involvement in the local history of Jamaica and African enslavement. This project was prompted by the absence of this context in the publicly accessible data provided by the Natural History Museum about the Sloane Database prior to the Sloane Lab. The project inquiries into the ways that digitally mediated annotations can support the articulation and inscription of previously ignored/ marginalized anti-colonial readings of historical and curatorial-mediated archives. Historical hermeneutical methodological lens was employed to guide the critical perspectives and analysis.

To know more about the research please navigate to the following link.


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