Glasgow Social and Digital Change Group - Women in Digital Work seminar

Adam Smith Building, Room 706
28 Bute Gardens
Glasgow G12 8RS
United Kingdom
Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 14:00

The seminar examines the experiences of women working with digital technology, from academic and practitioner standpoints.

About this Event

Hosted by the Social and Digital Change Group, the event aims to:

  1. Strengthen the dialogue between scholarly understandings of the digital age and the everyday life of women who work with digital tools; and
  2. Increase the visibility of women doing digital work.

Invited speakers:

Gabriele Griffin- Professor of Gender Research, Uppsala University

Gabriele Griffin is professor in the Centre for Gender Research. Her current research focuses on women's cultural production, non-normative identities, higher education and disciplinization, and diasporic cultures. From 2017 she is Coordinator of the Nordforsk-funded Nordic Centre of Excellence NORDWIT in which she also researches on gender and the digital humanities. She also coordinates the SIDA-funded capacity-building project on gender, with the partners Eduardo Montelane University, Mozambique and Free State University, South Africa.

Rachel Hamada- Co-founder and director of online investigative journalism outlet The Ferret

Rachel Hamada is a co-founder and director of the online investigative journalism outlet The Ferret. She is also currently working for another online venture, the Bureau Local, which applies a highly innovative model of bottom-up journalism to allow stories to emerge more organically. The Bureau Local is funded by Google and has over 900 members. Rachel has also been involved in feminist news networks and running women-only workshops to counter the male-dominated atmosphere of journalism.

Katherine Rodgers- The Digital Humanities Institute, The University of Sheffield

Katherine has 20 years’ experience of software development and has worked, as a Research Software Engineer, at the University of Sheffield's Digital Humanities Institute for for 13 years, designing and developing software for digital humanities research projects. She has worked on more than twenty research projects and was also a Technical Reviewer for the AHRC for 8 years. She taught on the Digital Humanities pathway for the University’s MA Public Humanities. Projects she has led technical development on include Bess of Hardwick’s Letters, Connected Histories, Tudor Chamber Books, Jaina Prosopography, and the Borthwick Cause Papers.

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