Date of Thesis

Spring 2019

Thesis Type

Honors Thesis (Bucknell Access Only)

Degree Type

Bachelor of Arts

Major

Comparative Humanities

First Advisor

Katherine Faull

Keywords

Translation Studies, Memory Studies, Place Studies, Memorialization, Digital Memory, Digital Humanities

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a myriad of Digital Humanities (DH) projects that aim to preserve the cultural memory and history of particular events and places through digital platforms and online repositories. However, there have been few studies of the ethics of the authors’ practices who render physical artifacts into the digital. By using my own digital research projects as case studies, I interrogate the ethical acts of the translator/mediator and how a physical artifact may or may not be represented accurately in a digital medium. This thesis aims to explore the extent to which theories of translation studies provide a means to understand the ethics of physical and digital memorialization and the transfer of place and memory from a physical space to a digital space.

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