19 May 2022 11:24

Archiving Bodies: Digital Archives, Feminist and Queer Praxis


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.


Event Outline:

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, Digital Repository of Ireland

12.40 – 13.00: Q&A Discussion


External speaker biographies:

  • Jamie A Lee (Associate Professor of Digital Culture, Information, and Society and Director of Graduate Studies, School of Information, University of Arizona). Lee directs the Arizona Queer Archives, the Digital Storytelling & Oral History Lab, and co-directs the Climate Alliance Mapping Project. They are an award-winning social justice documentary filmmaker, archivist, and scholar committed to decolonizing methodologies and asset-driven approaches to community participatory projects that are produced with communities in ways that will be relevant and beneficial. See https://ischool.arizona.edu/people/jamie-lee and https://thestorytellinglab.io/
  • Adela C. Licona (Associate Professor Emeritus, English. Served as Vice Chair of the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory graduate minor and was affiliated faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies, Institute for LGBT Studies, Institute of the Environment, and Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona; Interim Executive Director of BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona. Co-founder of Write to Thrive; The Art of Change Agency serves and supports critical voices and creative visions working individually and through academic, grassroots, and other organizational engagements and affiliations for social change.

In person attendees are asked to take a lateral flow test before attending.

The Venue is Wheelchair Accessible