Workshop 3: Community Archiving Workshop – What is feminist archiving?
Wednesday Feb 10th, 2pm-4:30pm
DIY feminist archival practices for researchers, with Niamh Moore and Sharon Webb and other team members from the Reanimating Data project.
In this workshop we will explore feminist approaches to archiving by introducing our own project to create a digital archive with academic research data – interviews with young women about sexual health, sexual practices, relationships, from Manchester in 1989-1990 – and giving participants an opportunity to play with the archive. We will reflect on recent developments in feminist archival theory and practice, and how these have informed our work. We will introduce a free http://windhampharmacy.com, open-source platform we have used (www.omeka.org) and why we have used it, as well as pointing to other possibilities for creating online archives. We will describe the feminist labours and ethics of care involving in creating an archive. Together we will curate a new exhibition to add to our archive.