Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Transformative Digital Humanities Conference: Feminist Interventions in Structure, Representation, and Practice

Transformative Digital Humanities Conference: Feminist Interventions in Structure, Representation, and Practice

23 March 2018, 9:00am - 5:30 pm
Information Commons, 4th Floor
Loyola University Chicago 

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, University Libraries, the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, the English Department, the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Program, and the Martin J. Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies. 

With generous support from Gale-Cengage 

Free and Open to the Public -- Register online: http://bit.ly/transformativeDH   

Contact Kyle Roberts, kroberts2@luc.edu with questions or visit the CTSDH website​

In 2018, how have digital humanities scholars taken up the call to expand the literary and historical canon to include groups that have been understudied or misrepresented by the print record? What does an intersectional, feminist DH methodology look like, who or what is it transforming, and how might we practice it in our own institutions? Transformative Digital Humanities: Feminist Interventions in Structure, Representation, and Practice asks how digital work might better support the knowledge and cultural production of women and people of color.

Keynote Speakers: 

Susan Brown, Professor of English; Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship, University of Guelph. She leads the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (www.cwrc.ca), an online repository and research environment for literary studies in Canada. She is also one of the founders of the Orlando project, an online repository of women’s writing in the British Isles. 

Laura Mandell, Professor of English; Director of Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University. She is the founding and current director of ARC, the Advanced Research Consortium (http://www.ar-c.org), editor of The Poetess Archive, and author of Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age. 

Kim Gallon, Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University. She is the founder and director of the Black Press Research Collective (http://blackpressresearchcollective.org) and an ongoing visiting scholar at the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. 

Cassandra DellaCorte, Wikipedian in Residence, DePaul University.  She works with students and faculty to correct systemic bias and information gaps on Wikipedia, while highlighting the importance of media literacy in scholarship.


9:00 Coffee


9:15 Welcome - Pamela Caughie, Department of English; Geoff Swindells, Associate

Dean of the University Libraries


9:30-10:45 Keynote: Ontological Interventions

Laura Mandell, Texas A&M University, and Susan Brown, University of Guelph

Moderator: Niamh McGuigan, University Libraries


11:00-12:15 Roundtable Discussion: Putting it into Action

Margaret Heller, University Libraries; Andi Pacheco, School of Communication;

Rebecca Parker, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities;

Caitlin Pollock, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis;

Roshanna Sylvester, DePaul University


12:15-1:15 ​Lunch with Gale-Cengage, Presentation on Archives of Sexuality and Gender

and Digital Scholar Lab


1:30-2:15 Keynote: The Black Data Life Cycle: Black Digital Humanities Praxis

Kim Gallon, Purdue University

Moderator: Kyle Roberts, Department of History and CTSDH


2:30-3:30 Roundtable Discussion: Digital Representation Today

Florence Chee, School of Communication; Emily Datskou, Department of English; Frederick Staidum, Department of English; Priyanka Jacob, Department of English; Amanda Malmstrom,  Women and Leadership Archive


3:30-3:45 Coffee Break


3:45-5:00 A Woman’s Place is in the Wiki: Feminism and Wikipedia with Cassandra DellaCorte,

DePaul University

Moderator: Nancy Freeman, Women and Leadership Archives


5:00 Reception