The LGLC team (Michelle Schwartz, Constance Crompton, and Ewan Matthews in person, and Nadine Boulay, Candice Lipski, and Pascale Dangoisse appearing virtually) had an opportunity to launch lglc.ca at the Centre for Digital Humanities’ Digital Diversity Symposium at the Ryerson University Library. Our slides are available below:
Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities, part of the Debates in the Digital Humanities series, is out now from the University of Minnesota Press!
Our chapter, “Remaking History: Lesbian Feminist Historical Methods in the Digital Humanities,” shows how the LGLC project‘s methods were shaped by lesbian feminist historiography, starting with Jeanette Howard Foster’s Sex Variant Women in Literature.
Constance Crompton and I were at DH2017 at McGill University, presenting a poster entitled “Beyond the Historic Facade: Skyscrapers, Scapegoats, and the Digital Reclamation of Toronto’s Queer Streetscapes.”
Download a copy of our poster [pdf]
I presented on radically inclusive DH work at DHSI 2017. Thanks to Jason Boyd for the photo!
Constance Crompton and I presented on “Supporting Student Prosopographical Research” as part of the Futures of Biographical Encoding panel organized by Alison Hedley at the CSDH/SCHN Conference at the Congress of the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
This summer, Don McLeod, Constance Crompton, and I travelled to London to present on “Tracking LGBT Liberation in Canada” at the LGBTQ+ Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections conference. Thanks to Don for bringing a real camera to the event!
We were lucky to be able to send five research assistants from the LGLC team to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria this June. They presented at the DHSI Colloquium on “Collection, Curation, and Collaboration: Representing Canadian Gay Liberationists.”
The LGLC Team: Nadine Boulay (Simon Fraser U); Anderson Tuguinay (Ryerson U); Stefanie Martin (Ryerson U); Seamus Riordan-Short (U British Columbia, Okanagan); Raymon Sandhu (U British Columbia, Okanagan); Caitlin Voth (U British Columbia, Okanagan)
I was honoured to be invited to speak at the book launch for Cultural Mapping and the Digital Sphere at the Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre. So great to hear updates from some of the participants who were at the second annual CWRC Conference at Ryerson way back in 2011.
This year I was lucky enough to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute along with the entire LGLC Team. RAs Travis White, Jessica Bonney, Raymon Sandhu, and Sarah Lane designed a poster on the project:
I took a class on Linked Open Data and RDF. I enlisted my entire class at DHSI in the task of choosing ontologies for the LGLC data set. I tried to pick some fun and challenging examples, like the best way to represent angry letter writing in RDF.
I will be chairing a panel at the Digital Diversity 2015 conference at the University of Alberta and MacEwan University in May. Hope to see you there!