Archiving Bodies event, held on 20th May 2020

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.