The Humanities Research Institute is excited to be involved with a new AHRC-funded seminar series which seeks to explore and understand the historical and contemporary cultures, communities and connections in the HIV Sector.
The series is co-organized by Dr Alannah Tomkins and Dr Dana Rosenfeld (Keele University) with a Steering Group comprised of HIV activists/advocates and other members of the HIV community, academics working across a range of disciplines, digital humanities scholars, and HIV clinicians and other service providers. Katherine Rogers is providing digital humanities expertise on behalf of HRI Digital. The five themed seminars will:
- Explore the historical and cultural contexts, connections, and narratives of multiple HIV communities (those directly affected by and/or professionally responding to HIV/AIDS).
- Facilitate narrative exchange between members of these communities.
- Further understanding of community connections and the impact of such factors as culture, technology, and history on community life.
- Ground future explorations of the themes that emerge throughout the course of the project.
The second seminar, Community Connections, Commemoration, and Collective Memory, takes place on 6 May at the University of Westminster. More information can be found on the project website: http://www.keele.ac.uk/hivcommunities/