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Transforming Archives: Intersectional Feminist Approaches to the Practice and Reading of Archives

03 February 2021

Intersections, Feminism, Technology and Digital Humanities (IFTe) is organising a four-part online series of workshops exploring intersectional feminist approaches to archiving. 

‘Transforming Archives’ is an online series of workshops organised by the Intersections, Feminism, Technology and Digital Humanities (IFTe) networking project, funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

This set of workshops seek to examine the nature of archives from an intersectional feminist perspective, looking to explore and understand archives, curation, and archiving practices that reflect these principles. The workshops will bring together archivists, artists, curators, community organisations, and academics to identify the issues associated with digital archiving and to explore alternative models of curation, collection, storage, expression, and interaction for these practices. The IFTe network sees feminist archiving as a means to amplify, record, and safeguard marginalised voices, and as a method that pushes the boundaries of what we think archives are and what they should consist of.

The first two workshops will showcase various alternative archives based on two themes – the first on community and institutional collaboration and the second on activist archiving practice. The workshops will consist of talks by the speakers, followed by a comfort break, a Q&A session, breakout rooms, and group discussion and wrap-up. The third workshop will be a hands-on feminist archiving activity. The series will conclude with a public talk hosted by the IFTe network partner organisation, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). 

Registration is free but tickets are limited so advance registration in advised.

Workshop 1: Community and Institutional Collaboration

Monday 8 Feb, 2pm-5pm (approx)

Chair: Kylie Jarrett – IFTe project


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Workshop 2: Archivism

Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2pm-5pm (approx)

Chair: Natalie Harrower – Digital Repository Ireland 


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Workshop 3: Community Archiving Workshop - What is feminist archiving?

Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2pm-4:30pm 

DIY feminist archival practices for researchers, with Niamh Moore and Sharon Webb and other team members from the Reanimating Data project. 

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Workshop 4: Public Talk - hosted by Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

Thursday, 11 Feb, 8pm

Speaker: Dr. Tonia Sutherland – University of Hawaiʻi at Māno

Talk: Digital Remains: Reflections on Race and the Digital Afterlife

Respondent: Dr. Sharon Webb – IFTe project, University of Sussex

See IMMA website for details on the talk and to register for tickets.

This research/project was funded by UKRI-AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Networking Call’ (grant numbers AH/V00199X/1 and IRC/V00199X/1)

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