CDHI is pleased to welcome Dr. Connie Crompton as the second guest in our 2022-23 Visiting Speaker Series. Dr. Crompton is a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa. She is the Vice-President (English) of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, Director of the Humanities Data Lab, and an associate director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (University of Victoria).
Dr. Crompton’s talk is titled “Making Representative Code Represent: Sex and Gender in TEI and Linked Data.”
Abstract: The time is right for Humanities scholars to bring what we know to the digital world. The recent turn in the digital humanities and critical code studies towards the analysis of infrastructure is both welcome and timely (Liu 2016; Gold 2018; Seber and Bowker 2020). For many creating and sharing our scholarship online with and alongside a broader engaged public is a key outcome, and yet, what do we make of the representative structures that underpin this digital work? This address introduces the evolution of the representation of sex and gender in the TEI (XML language of the Text Encoding Initiative) and linked data. The presentation addresses the flexible consensus-building models that make these data structure responsive to community needs, before turning to the broader question of what it takes to create and maintain infrastructure of this sort and the digital projects that depend on it.
This event is free, virtual, and open to all. Pre-registration is required.