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Archiving Bodies: Digital Archives, Feminist and Queer Praxis


Friday, May 20, 2022, 10:00 - 13:00


Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute, first floor (room TBC) and online


This event explores innovative, intersectional, and challenging approaches to digital archives.

This event is organised by the AHRC-IRC funded project 'Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities' in collaboration with the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), and features 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), Jeneen Naji (Irish PI, Associate Professor in Digital Media) and Sharon Webb (UK PI, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities) and Lorraine Grimes from the Wellcome Trust funded Archiving Reproductive Health Project run by DRI.

The event explores innovative, intersectional and challenging approaches to digital archiving and digital projects. It links 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.


10.00 - 10.05: Welcome

10.05 - 10.50: Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities; Orla Egan, Jeneen Naji and Sharon Webb. Including Q&A and Discussion

10.50 - 11.00: Break

11.00 - 11.25: Jamie A Lee, Producing the Archival Body

11.25 - 11.50: Adela C. Licona, Art as Coalitional Gesture

11.50 - 12.05: Q&A and Discussion

12.05 - 12.20: Break

12.20 - 12.40: Lorraine Grimes, Archiving Reproductive Health Project, Digital Repository of Ireland

12.40 - 13.00: Q&A Discussion

For further information, and to register for in-person or online attendance, visit the Eventbrite registration page.

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