Women and Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities Collegium

Sponsored by Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA)


May 29, 2019 – May 31, 2019
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Stanford Text Technologies, with Stanford University Libraries, is delighted to announce the upcoming Collegium--"Women and Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities" on May 29th to 31st. Our speakers include Deb Verhoeven (our keynote speaker), Miriam Posner, Isabel Galina Russell, Ann Cong-Huyen, Jacqueline Wernimont, Alice Staveley, Giovanna Ceserani, Pip Willcox, Alessandra Celati, Rita Lucarelli, Marisa Parham, Mar Hicks, Laura McGrath. Quinn Dombrowski will host a mentorship and strategy workshop. For futher details, email: cesta_stanford@stanford.edu. We welcome all participants for the conference day and workshop.

“Women and Gender Minorities in Digital Humanities” highlights and celebrates the significant scholarly contributions of women and gender minorities in interdisciplinary Digital and Computational Humanities, while serving as a forum to propose, and advocate for, cultural changes to support all women and gender minorities in making their own impactful contributions to DH.

Our main questions for the collegium, which we’ll discuss in papers, Q&A, and our workshop are: how might our understanding of women in DH be enhanced by taking a more deliberate set of perspectives? What kinds of projects are women and gender minorities developing and directing? What women and gender minorities are themselves the focus and subjects of researchers’ attentions? What fresh light is cast upon the “canon,” our methods and approaches, by considering the work of scholars who are often overlooked, uncited, and marginalized by the dominant discourses? In what ways can women and gender minorities benefit from the social and intellectual connections to be made through conversation and scholarly exchange?

This is the fifth Text Technologies Collegium at Stanford, and, this year, it is co-hosted with CIDR. A keynote on the 29th May by Professor Deb Verhoeven will be followed by a day of papers and a closing response on the 30th. A workshop and action plan on the morning of the 31st May will be accompanied by posters showing CESTA students’ scholarship in DH. We hope this format can encourage cogency to proceedings, as well as the opportunity for collective inquiry, collegial support, knowledge exchange, and the generation of ideas. The conference is designed to hear from a range of speakers who practice diverse methods and have a variety of foci, and the workshop will help women and gender minorities strategize and find support among peers and mentors.

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