The Feminist Digital Methods Events aims to foster communities of practice by creating intentional space for dialogues, knowledge sharing, workshops, showcases, and presentations.
Join us for the first Feminist Digital Methods Presentation Session
“Pandemic Methods” featuring presentations by Library and Archives Canada Senior Archivist Rebecca Murray and Toronto Metropolitan University Post-Doctoral Fellow and York University PhD Candidate, Anum Rafiq
Rebecca Murray, "Women in the War: Indexing Archival Photos during COVID"
The Second World War (SWW) was the first time women officially served in the Canadian military in capacities other than nursing, breaking into roles historically held by men. A multi-year project to index an accession of government photographs from the SWW era in an effort to identify servicewomen began as an effort to help family members identify their ancestors in photographs held at Library and Archives Canada. It has become so much more. The experience of reviewing half a million photographs has challenged and broadened my own historical study and knowledge. Furthermore, the experience of working on this project before and now during a global pandemic has lead to me asking questions about access to and use of primary sources in research. This paper will describe the evolving project workflow, look at preliminary results including how and where women are presented in these photographs, and discuss access to and use of primary sources in research.
Anum Rafiq, “Experiences of Learning About Healthy Relationships Digitally”
This presentation draws from doctoral research on how teachers experienced delivering education on the health and physical education curriculum to youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding the borders of their classrooms into the personal home spaces of students and their parents. Using an institutional ethnography method, Rafiq focuses on how ruling relations organized the learning experiences of youth.