November is coming to a close (rapidly!), and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the wonderful opportunities that I had this month.
Firstly, I was so pleased to be invited to Texas State University to participate in the Philosophy Dialogues hosted by the Department of Philosophy. I had a wonderful time meeting everyone and presenting my talk, "Encoding race, decoding culture: Emoji as technoculture." I can't say enough about the generosity of my hosts and the welcoming nature of the department and campus community.
Secondly, I attended the 2018 annual meeting of the Southern Historical Society in Birmingham, Alabama. I was invited to respond to a panel on Segregation and Public Libraries. Akilah Nosakhere presided, with excellent presentations from Steven Knowlton, Matthew Griffis, and Shane Hand. Fellow responder, Kerrie Cotten Williams, and I offered some comments and provocations to close the panel. The panelists presented really thoughtful historical projects, generating interesting conversation from the crowd and fellow participants. It was a pleasure to be invited to take part in this event. My full response, "Segregated Libraries, Then and Now," is now available online.