The Good Robot

Caroline Bassett and Sharon Webb on Full Stack Feminism and the Digital Humanities

June 06, 2023 Dr Kerry McInerney and Dr Eleanor Drage
The Good Robot
Caroline Bassett and Sharon Webb on Full Stack Feminism and the Digital Humanities
Show Notes

From using computers to process the work of Thomas Aquinas to using facial recognition to compare portraits of Shakespeare, computational techniques have long been applied to humanities research. These projects are now called the digital humanities, and today we’re interviewing two major figures in this discipline. We talk to Dr Sharon Webb, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Sussex, History Department and a Director of the Sussex Humanities Lab, and Caroline Bassett, Professor of Digital Humanities in the Faculty of English and the Director of Cambridge Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge. They tell us about full stack feminism, hidden histories of women's involvement in computing, and what it means to bring feminism into the study of technology.