Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and Digital Humanities

1:00pm - 2:00pm EST February 27, 2013

We encourage faculty, instructional technologists, librarians, and others from the NITLE Network interested in feminist theory, women’s studies, gender studies, and/or digital humanities to attend this seminar. Attendance by institutional teams is encouraged; individuals are also welcome to participate. (Times EST)

This seminar has been rescheduled from its original date (January 16).

Digital technologies offer students both the opportunity to explore sensitive issues like gender in a safer environment and an alternate arena for identity expression. At the same time, students must ask how the digital in contemporary culture–e.g., social networking, virtual worlds, video games, and digital art–enable, restrict, and engage that expression. Although there is a deep history of feminist engagement with technology, projects like FemTechNet argue that such history is hidden and feminist thinkers are siloed. By examining the intersections of women’s and gender studies with the digital humanities, this seminar will interrogate the complicated relationship between women, gender, and technology as a location for pedagogy and research. It will also introduce the audience to a variety of digital projects informed by this perspective, and provide links to resources for people interested in working in this field.

Recommended Reading:

Jacqueline Wernimont is an Assistant Professor of English at Scripps College. She spends a lot of time thinking about how people make meaning - in literature, mathematics, markup, and institutional structures. Within digital humanities, she is particularly interested to understand how and where we might locate the work of gender and/or feminism - in code or markup? In collaborative or institutional structures? In interface? Dr. Wernimont writes on feminisms and digital archives (among other things) and regularly collaborates with the Brown University Women Writers Project, where she was previously the project manager and textbase editor.

Event Hashtag

Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts on Twitter via this series’ hashtag: #feminisms.


Registration for this event is closed. (Participation in NITLE Shared Academics events is open to all active member institutions of the NITLE Network as a benefit of membership and as space allows. No additional registration fee applies.)


For more information about this event, please contact Rebecca Davis at rdavis@nitle.org.

NITLE Shared AcademicsTM models a new approach to liberal education – made possible through strategic collaboration, driven by shared knowledge, and supported by emerging technologies. Campuses learn how inter-institutional academic exchange works by actively participating in it, building the knowledge and experience to re-architect liberal education.