2022 Keynote Speakers

Jordan Hale, 2022 Dave Binkley Memorial Lecture

9:30 am, Thursday, October 13

Jordan is a Community Coordinator for The Maintainers and the Digital Repositories Librarian at the University of Waterloo. This is not their dog, but they really like the photo.

Not too long ago, in Jordan’s first semester of library school, a professor told them they “didn’t know what space meant” when they spoke about the physical space of libraries —the same week they submitted their geography thesis. Since then, they’ve spent a lot of time thinking and writing about library spaces and logistics—then the pandemic hit, they didn’t go outside for two years, and their sense of space imploded. In this talk, Jordan will talk about how much more complicated and contested library space became since that awkward class discussion.

Shawn Graham, Keynote

9:30 am, Friday, October 14

Shawn Graham is a Full Professor in the Department of History at Carleton University. He teaches and researches in a variety of areas of the digital humanities, digital history, and digital archaeology.

Long tired of assigning and reading essays, he has often used variations of the ‘Unessay’ in his teaching; seeing the engagement and fun his students were having, he longed for a venue where he could frame his own research similarly. Not finding one, he set out to build one in 2017. Epoiesen is the result, and has since published the work of a variety of people, from undergraduates, to senior academics, to members of the public.

Shawn will talk to Access about about Epoiesen, a journal for creative engagement in history and archaeology. Read about the journal here: https://epoiesen.library.carleton.ca/about/.