Breathing in a Time of Disaster: an Invitation to the Communal Breaths Archive

By Dr. Ching-In Chen | Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences | 2022-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow My collaborator Cassie Mira and I have been curating Breathing in a Time of Disaster, a community-based writing, performance and installation project which focuses on exploring the unit of breath through the intersection of meditation, health and environmental justice. The project aims to tell an interactive story highlighting individual and collective responses to disaster, disrupting mainstream narratives of our changing climate in favor of witnessing creative strategies of survival used by everyday people. In 2019, we invited Houston-area community…

The Feminist Digital Center: The Launch of YEARS and YEARS of Collaborative Feminist Praxis

By Dr. Julie Shayne | Teaching Professor, IAS Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Global Studies | 2022-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow My Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows (DSFF) grant was a tremendous success for UWB as an institution, the UWB library, and my students. I worked with IAS student Tessa Denton to build and curate a hub for student centered, open-access, feminist research and writing projects called the Feminist Digital Center (FDC). The FDC hosts my three signature digital research projects: The Feminist Community Archive of Washington; The Feminist Archive Exhibits; The Badass Womxn & Enbies Zines; and feminist writing…

The GeoHub: An on-line platform for geo-exploration and learning

Guest post by Dr. Santiago Lopez, Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Since 2014, groups of students and faculty have collaborated to develop a geographical database (a.k.a. “Geodatabase project”), with geospatial information about the natural and human-made features that make up the socio-environmental setting of the UWB campus and the Bothell area…

Feminist Archive Exhibits: Highlighting Open Feminist Knowledge through Undergraduate Research

Guest post by Dr. Julie Shayne, teaching professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell.
My Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows grant was a tremendous success for the University of Washington Bothell as an institution, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in general, as well as Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and my students. As outlined in my proposal, I worked with IAS student Jesse Blaire and Digital Scholarship librarian Denise Hattwig to develop Feminist Archive Exhibits, a project related to my class, Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality…

Open Hosting Digital Scholarship Platforms are Here to Stay

The UW Libraries has been piloting open hosting platforms over the past few years and we are pleased to announce that Manifold Publishing (digital book publishing), Digital Scholarship Hosting (Omeka, WordPress, Scalar, and more) and UW Pressbooks (for creating and adapting Open Educational Resources) are now part of the UW Libraries’ permanent service offerings! The UW Bothell Library looks forward to supporting you in creating knowledge and sharing it openly through digital means with these platforms. Please read on to see sample projects created over the past two years through our pilot and to learn more about getting started with these platforms! Explore  How can YOU…