Full Stack Feminism: Art, Intersectionality and the Digital
Thursday 16th June 2022
Artists Talks and Panel Discussion
‘Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities’ is a collaborative UK-Ireland project which aims to embed intersectional feminist thinking into digital practices. We seek to address how biases and stereotypes are manifest in digital media, particularly in the academic field of the Digital Humanities.
Across our two-year project we wish to collaborate with artists, communities, coders, archivists and scholars, to work together to develop digital objects, interfaces, archives and tools that can work to amplify marginalised voices.
As part of our collaborative actions, this panel talk will bring together artists and curators with concerns across gender, race and class, structures of power and oppression and digital technologies. In this way we begin to enact intersectional feminism across the ‘Full Stack’: addressing how inequality is reproduced from the level of code to the level of representation.
20th May 2022
Archiving Bodies: Digital Archives, Feminist and Queer Praxis.
This event was organised by the AHRC-IRC funded project, Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities, in collaboration with the Digital Repository of Ireland, and featured a number of speakers Jamie A Lee (University of Arizona) and Adela C. Licona (Associate Professor Emeritus, English, University of Arizona), as well as contributions from members of the Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities team, including Orla `Egan (Feminist Digital Humanities Community Coordinator, Maynooth University), Jeneen Naji (Irish PI, Associate Professor in Digital Media, Maynooth University) and Sharon Webb (UK PI, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, University of Sussex) and Lorraine Grimes from the Archiving Reproductive Health project.
The event explored innovative, intersectional and challenging approaches to digital archiving and digital projects. It linked a number of projects, researchers and activists challenging our conception of archives: who can archive, and who is archived; how and where we archive; concepts of the archive and their neutrality; who is visible and who is silenced in archival spaces; how we deploy a feminist ethics of care in archiving practice, methods and theory; the ethical challenges archiving trauma, hurt and grief; the role of archives in providing space for critical voices and creative visions; archives of embodied experience and identity creation.
A recording of the event can be viewed here.
10 December 2021
We are launching our new two-year funded research project, Full Stack Feminism is Digital Humanities funded by UKRl·AHRC and the Irish Research Council (2021-23). The launch event is hybrid and co-located between the Sussex Humanities Lab (Brighton, UK) and at Maynooth University (Ireland). All are welcome. We will introduce both our project team, and our Full Stack Feminist “stacks”, which provide the intellectual framework and rational around the need for digital humanities to explore the ways in which it integreates intersectional feminist praxis into reserach and work practices, highlighting current work in this area and the ways in which we will intervene and inform this space. We will also detail some of our planned activites which will provide space and opportunity for the wider community to engage with the project.
Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities (2021 – 2023) is funded by UKRl·AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Research Grants Call’ (AH/W001667/1 and IRC/W001667/1).