Digital Economy Diversity Network

7Jun - by Angelika - 0 - In

As part of our aim to raise awareness of feminist issues and taking on an activist role to do this, we have worked with the Digital Economy Network (DEN) to develop a framework for a Diversity Network.

At the DEN annual meeting, Manu Brüggemann put the issue of diversity on the table. He proposed this to be one of the topics of discussion at the event. Through this, we met a number of people who felt strongly about diversity and learnt that it is something that the DEN also would like to fund things in. You can read this blog post Angelika wrote soon after the event took place for more descriptions on how this idea came about, or here about a personal reflection on the funding itself.

In a nutshell, we want to organise quarterly meetings for DEN Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) students to come together in a working group, to critically discuss present issues and to develop strategies of addressing inequalities within their own centres. We obtained £6,000 from DEN to run four events over a year to cover all travel and organisational expenses.

If you want to know more about our proposal, you can see it here: DE Diversity Network. If you want to propose ideas or get in touch about this, please feel free to do so by contacting either Janis (J.L.Meissner2@newcastle.ac.uk) or Angelika (a.strohmayer@ncl.ac.uk).

To sign up to the mailing list, visit this website.
To sign up for hte first meeting on 22nd September 2017 fill in this form.

As part of this proposal, we are running a number of different events.

  1. We will be presenting this at the DEN Summer School 2017
  2. We will be hosting the first DEDN meeting on the 22nd of September 2017 at Newcastle University’s CDT in Digital Civics at Open Lab. At this meeting, the CDT to host and organise the next meeting will be decided.
  3. See posts about the DEDN here.