Project Description:Her proposed project for the DM Faculty Grant Program, “Ghosts of Banks Island: Negotiating Sovereignty and Community in Cst. McDougall’s Sachs Harbour R.C.M.P. Detachment, 1953,” is a digital exhibit that exposes, through photographic archive and interactive mapping, the narratives of colonial contact that haunt the Canadian Arctic.
Project Description: Surprisingly, the stratigraphic term “Anthropocene” has caught on at least as much in the humanities and social sciences as it has in the geosciences. This has led for numerous calls for researchers in the humanities and social sciences to collaborate with geologists in formally defining and ratifying the Anthropocene epoch. But, as the concept enters its third decade of life, to what extent do we all mean the same thing by “Anthropocene?” I’ll address this using digital methods from corpus linguistics to compare how the term used in geology and the environmental humanities, to see what prospects for a transdisciplinary understanding of the Anthropocene remain.