Male colleagues whom I respect, read, think with and sometimes disagree with: it is time. Time to see gender equity (at the very least) and our much touted inclusivity be realized. As a feminist I think dissensus is necessary and disagreement can be productive. I don’t want to hide our many differences. But it is… More No More Excuses
I’m sharing here the helpful resource collection work of the FemTechNet network. Errors are my responsibility and I’m happy to add reader contributions. Update 10/4: Fembot Collective and ICA respond to gamergate Anti-Feminist Violence Online+ Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme, “End Violence: Internet intermediaries and violence against women online” Balsamo, Anne Marie. Designing… More Working Bibliography: Anti-feminist violence online and transformative justice resources
The EMDA folks spent yesterday afternoon enthralled by Mark Davies’ corpora and his interface for them. Rather than casually noodling around, as I like to say, many of us were in a mad dash to engage with one corpus in particular. Dashing because while Davies had built the thing, most of us had a very… More A Paradox
It is day four of the NEH-funded, Folger Library hosted Early Modern Digital Agenda – the conversations have been rich, varied, and exciting. With a toddler here in town with me, there is precious little time at either the beginning or the end of the day for synthetic thinking. I have a rare hour of… More Alternate EEBOs?
I’ve been working on a now forthcoming article on feminisms and digital archives (for Spring DHQ) for a couple of years now. While the article initially was going to ask if XML and XSLT (markup and transformation languages used in many digital archives) could be thought of as feminist, I ended up writing a piece… More Feminisms and Technology, a bibliography in progress
The work of THATCamp Feminisms deserves much more writing than I have in me right now – I’d like to talk about the challenges we faced, from strange website issues, to hacked project pages, to missing people whose funding fell through as well as the amazing outcomes and insights – the power of the local… More A short follow up to THATCamp Feminisms
The following post written by Beatriz Maldonado draws on her experiences in the “Creating Archives” course at Scripps College. Unfamiliar Territory When I began this course, I was pretty unfamiliar with online resources for archives, museums, or academic sites. In some ways I felt that I wasn’t “allowed” to go into that sphere, that I… More Creating a voice and a place with digital tools
I wrote earlier this month about various invocations of a DIY ethos in Digital Humanities work, and in that post I suggested that if we’re going to use punk metaphors then I want a DIY practice modeled on riot-grrrrl practices. I argued that this entails the creation of a “sophisticated DIY infrastructure that favors women… More Data riot?
Courtyard exercises, as led by Amy Hayes Scripps College hosted the “21st Century Shakespeare” faculty workshop this past weekend, which brought a group of Shakespeareans working at liberal arts colleges together to share tools, strategies, and ideas for teaching the Bard’s works in our current cultural context (see our Workshop page for the talks). We were… More Learning from colleagues: Shakespeare, fearlessness, and innovation in teaching
I’m currently working on an article that considers certain digital archives and their technological structures from a feminist perspective. Of particular interest to me is the possibility of feminist technologies – can XML or the TEI (!) or some other markup specification *be* feminist? I’m not sure. As I’ve been working on this essay, I’ve… More Feminism and Digital Humanities