Feminist Coding and Programming Praxis University of Sussex – November 2020
This series contributes to the stated objectives of the Network: to highlight intersectional work that promotes, generates and supports feminist praxis that re-shape Digital Humanities.
Feminists Hacking the System(s): Creation, Liberation, and Action is the first in a series of events related to the ‘Intersections: Feminism, Technology, and Digital Humanities’ Network. It is composed of 3 online events that will take place over the course of a week (10th, 11th, and 13th Nov.). Each event explores structural inequalities in computational systems, and considers feminist interventions which help to make computational technology and Digital Humanities more inclusive, exploring these from the following perspectives;
The workshops will explore the way in which coding and programming practices, from a feminist perspective or approach, have materialised and developed across different fields (e.g. cultural heritage, history, digital media art, computational art).
Feminism, Digital Humanities, Epistemology University of Cambridge – TBA Intersectional Feminism, Digital Humanities, Epistemology: What does feminism have to say about the epistemic culture we are building with digital technologies? And how can we address these issues both as theoretical concerns and as forms of research in practice that have a bearing on how we do DH, as theory, as archiving, as collecting? In addressing these issues it is tempting to focus exclusively on emerging concerns (AI) but we also need to learn from our past so this workshop will look at the resources of feminist theory as it has addressed the recurring and unresolved inequalities, exclusions and occlusions of digital culture – and as it contributes to properly utopian thinking about how technological cultures could be better for (all) of us.
Methods: Archiving and Communities Maynooth University & Technological University of Dublin – TBA2021 Methods: Archiving the communities: What are current and past feminist interventions in DH and beyond? How do they disrupt hegemonic power structures and practice (e.g. queer, post-colonial and feminist community archives and projects, decolonizing digital practices). This workshop will explore community archives and the tensions between such archiving and curation as a form of situated knowledge and the big data dreams of major institutions. At the same time, it will also consider the resources such archives might offer communities.
Public Symposium Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), TBA 2021 IMMA will host IFTe Public Symposium, engaging with their ongoing Queering the Archive project and the previous events.