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Feb 17, 2021

In this episode, AHR Consulting Editor Lara Putnam speaks with Johns Hopkins University historian Jessica Marie Johnson about the intersection of the history of Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora and the digital humanities. Among other things, they discuss Johnson’s 2018 Social Text article “Markup Bodies: Black [Life] Studies and Slavery [Death] Studies at the Digital Crossroads.” Johnson’s recent book, Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World, was published in 2020 by the University of Pennsylvania Press.