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“There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!”

— Mario Savio

What if Digital Humanities were to be mobilized as a extension of Critical University Studies (CUS)? How would it operate? What would it entail politically, organizationally, and discursively?

This site is, primarily, a working bibliography of politically oriented iterations of DH praxis with CUS theory, history, and practice. It is meant to chart potential overlap between both discourses as it also assists in reimagining DH’s infrastructural impact. At its base, this site builds a theoretical constellation that could be actualized as something more–a risky and transformative political project that strikes at the heart of our contemporary academic-corporate milieu. The working bibliography housed here does not dictate the “what” or the “how” of the DH/CUS overlap. This site is a provocation and a resource, a relay between theory and praxis, and an attempt to make politics happen in the very institutional sites where we feel most comfortable.

This site is maintained by Matt Applegate.

Find me @mapplegamapplega.com, & mapplega@gmail.com.