12 October 2021, 4pm-6pm
Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) invites everyone interested to the inaugural reading group session of the Digital Afterlives Research Network.
‘Afterlife’ is both a concept and a metaphor. It is tied not just to notions of life and death, but also to finitude and decay, to obsolescence and reproduction, and to the very discursive practices through which we attribute value and meaning to texts, ideas, and objects. This network aims to bring scholars together in a critical dialogue around the aims, meanings, and implications of research into the ‘digital afterlife’ within a range of contexts from literary and cultural studies to the history and philosophy of science.
Digital Afterlives Network meets on the second, sixth, and seventh Tuesdays of term-time from 4pm-6pm. The first meeting will usually be a reading group session (replaced with a book-scrub if a member of the network is nearing completion of a manuscript) while the remaining two meetings will be reserved for seminars and lectures by members and invited guests alike. A term-card is published at the start of term.
More about the Digital Afterlives Network here:
Inaugural Session on 12 October:
The following are the readings, the PDFs for which you can access by self-enrolling on Moodle:
Sutherland, Tonia. “Making a killing: On race, ritual, and (re)membering in digital culture.” Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture 46.1 (2017): 32-40.
Muri, Allison. 11. “Virtually Human: The Electronic Page, the Archived Body, and Human Identity” in The Future of the Page. University of Toronto Press, 2017.
Muri, Allison. “Twenty Years After the Death of the Book: Literature, the Humanities, and the Knowledge Economy.” ESC: English Studies in Canada 38.1 (2012): 115-140
For the Zoom link, which we will send the day before, please enrol by signing up to our mailing list.
For any queries, including if you wish to get involved with the network, contact convenors Dr Siddharth Soni ( or Justine Provino (

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