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“Cherokee Story in the Digital Archives” Qatar Talk

Ellen Cushman recently held a talk titled “Cherokee Story in the Digital Archives: Revising the Tenets of the Imperialist Archive” in Qatar.

The talk addressed the problems and promise of digital archives in the realm of Cherokee historical artifacts. Cushman drew from six years of research focusing on Cherokee language and identity leading up to this analysis where she specifically focuses on the Cherokee Learning Center as an example of a decolonialized digital archive.

“This fascinating experience gave me insight into the Qatar Foundation’s important efforts to persevere in the Qatari peoples’ culture, to provide the best education possible to the students in Education City, and to build Doha’s educational and medical infrastructures. I was honored to be invited and pleased to meet the students and faculty in the Liberal Arts Program of Texas A & M, Doha.”

Cushman is writing a blog piece on her experience in Qatar, which will be found on her personal blog.