(POSTPONED) Exploring the Data Visualizations of W.E.B. Du Bois
This talk is part of Black History Month and will be hosted on Zoom.
At the 1900 Paris Exposition, an all African-American team lead by scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois sought to challenge and recontextualize the perception of African-Americans at the dawn of the 20th-century. In less than 5 months, his team conducted sociological research and hand-made more than 60 large data visualization posters for a massive European audience which ultimately awarded Du Bois a gold medal for his efforts. While relatively obscure until recently, the ramification of his landmark work remains challenging and especially important in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Date: 6 October 2020, 15:30 (Tuesday, 0th week, Michaelmas 2020)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speaker: Jason Forrest (McKinsey & Co, New York)
Organising department: Department of Statistics
Organiser: Beverley Lane (Department of Statistics, University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: lane@stats.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Christl Donnelly (University of Oxford)
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/events/black-history-month-lecture-tuesday-6th-october-2020/
Booking email: events@stats.ox.ac.uk
Cost: No charge
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Beverley Lane