Cultural feminists and feminist philosophers have, since the 1990s, troubled the meaning of woman as a postmodern subject in order to make space for women as new(er) subjects of study (Alcoff 1988; Stacey 1988; Mohanty 1991; Barad 2003). With such troubling comes the useful question of where historians should look for women’s performances, what data-driven methodologies might illuminate them, and whether certain disciplinary frameworks can enhance (or hinder) digital discovery. Digital Scholars is pleased to co-host a webinar and host a follow-up discussion on the broad topic of “Women in Data,” extending the critical dilemma of how to more ethically position women as representative subjects toward a greater consideration of women as ethical data scientists and agents.
The webinar is the second in an inaugural series on “People in Data,” co-hosted with the Demos Project, and open to any members of the FSU, FAMU, and TCC communities, as well as greater Tallahassee, the state of Florida, and beyond. The Demos Project at FSU fosters and supports scholarship involving structured data around people (the demos) and their environment. It considers the representation of individuals, communities, and cultures in data, asks and answers questions about data in society, and applies humanistic thinking to data-driven problems.
WEBINAR: Wednesday, March 27 – 3:30-4:45 p.m. EDT
“Women in Data” featuring
Lauren Klein, Georgia Technological U
Sadie St. Lawrence, Women in Data (WIDusa.com)
Advanced Reading or Browsing
Webinar participants are invited to read and/or browse the following in advance of the webinar and the discussion:
- Criado-Perez, Caroline (2019). “The deadly truth about a world built for men,” The Guardian. February 23.
- D’Ignazio, Catherine, and Lauren Klein (2019). “Introduction” to Data Feminism, MIT Press.
- D’Ignazio, Catherine, and Lauren Klein (2019). “Chapter Three: What Gets Counted,” in Data Feminism, MIT Press.
- Nines: Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online
- Thompson, Clive (2019). “The Secret History of Women in Coding,” The New York Times Magazine. February 19.
- Women in Data USA
- The Women Writers Project and Women Writers Online (free access during March 2019)
Please register at https://app.livestorm.co/florida-state-university-2.
Attending and Connecting
Webinar participants in Tallahassee are welcome to join us in person in the R&D Commons, basement level of Strozier Library, or to connect remotely via LiveStorm with other attendees. Through the interactive features of our LiveStorm platform, remote attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions and participate in group chat.
Remote attendees should ensure or secure the following:
- Web browser (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari version 10 or greater)
- Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater
- Internal or external speaker
- (recommended: headsets or earbuds for optimum sound)
This webinar is made possible through the generous support of FSU’s Office of Research.
FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION: Friday, March 29 – 12:00-1:30 p.m. EDT
PIH Digital Humanities Lab (Diffenbaugh 421)
Advanced Reading or Browsing
Participants are invited to read and browse the sources listed above, along with one of the following:
- Clement, Tanya (2013). “Text Analysis, Data Mining, and Visualizations in Literary Scholarship,” in Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology (eds. Kenneth M. Price and Ray Siemens). MLA Commons.
- Graban, Tarez Samra (2018). “Ripple Effects: Toward a Topos of Deployment for Feminist Historiography,” in Networked Humanities (eds. Jeff Rice and Brian McNely). Parlor Press. [stable copy in Canvas]
We hope you can join us for one or both of these events,
— Tarez Graban
— Allen Romano
— Sarah Stanley
— Judith Pascoe