Constructing, coding and curating digital archives

Academic symposium

CONSTRUCTING, CODING AND CURATING

CROWDSOURCED ARCHIVES

March 9 2015, 9.00-13.00

Lokale: 27.0.17

 

Part of the activist archival event:

”WeCanEdit Copenhagen: Feminist Wikipedia edit-a-thon”

March 8-9 2015

 

Women make up an estimated 16% of Wikipedia editors worldwide. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content seems to be skewed by the lack of female participation. That means that while Wikipedia is essentially the most radically open encyclopaedia the world has ever seen, voices and perspectives are still being left out.

This symposium seeks to engage with, and respond to, the wide range of questions that the Wikipedia gender gap example provokes, from archival literacies and labour issues to archival power distribution and emancipatory potentials.

 

PROGRAMME

9.00-9.15

Arrival and welcome

Nanna Thylstrup and Kristin Veel, SAXO Department of History and Department of Arts and Culture, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

9.15-10.00

Keynote speech

Jonathan D. Katz, Visual Studies, Buffalo University

10.00-10.15

Coffee

10.15-11.00

Panel session 1: Neutral archives is an oxymoron

Marianne Ping Huang, Arts, Aarhus University

Mathias Danbolt, Department of Arts and Culture, University of Copenhagen

Birgitte Possing, The State Archives

11.00-11.15

Coffee

11.15-12.15

Panel session 2: Codes, collaborative practices and means of regulations in crowdsourced digital archives

Jens-Erik Mai, Department of Information Science, University of Copenhagen

Rikke Frank Jørgensen, Institute for Human Rights

Anders Søgaard, Centre for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen

12.15-13.00

Keynote speech

Joanna Zylinska and Sarah Kember, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London

13.00-15.00

Lunch

 

15.00-20.00

WeCanEdit edit-a-thon continued

 

 

 Organized by the following research programmes:

”The Past’s Future: Digital Transformations and Cultural Heritage Institutions”, VELUX

“Uncertain Archives: Adapting Cultural Theories of the Archive to Understand the Risks and Potentials of Big Data”, YDUN