Food, Feminism, and Fermentation presents Feminist Publishing and Open Access: A conversation on Critical Approaches to Publishing Practices


When: November 8th 2018, 6-8 PM
Where: IGSF Seminar Room, 3487 Peel Street, 2nd floor

Food, Feminism, Fermentation (FFF) is an organization founded by Dr. Alex Ketchum and PhD candidate, Maya Hey. FFF brings together scholars, writers, artists, activists, and makers working at the intersections of these three themes. Last Fall, we hosted a 3 day conference at McGill University's Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, with more than 155 participants from Canada, the United States, and Europe. The conference invoked a hybrid space for makers and scholars to cross-pollinate and inoculate each other with fermentable ideas.

This convergence produced two special issues of an academic journal (Cuizine: Journal of Canadian Food Cultures), which we are launching this Fall.< As part of our launch event (November 8th, 6:00- 8:00PM, at IGSF) for this special issue, we wanted to celebrate all things open access and public scholarship. In particular, we wanted to explore critical approaches to publishing practices, including what a 'feminist publishing' might look like.

Our Panel:
Amy Buckland is Head of Research & Scholarship at the University of Guelph, and the Canadian lead for Creative Commons.

Stéphanie Dufresne of Librairie l'Euguélionne holds a degree in feminist studies from Concordia University and works with the publishing and printing collective Possibles Éditions.

Zoe Wake Hyde is the assistant director of the Rebus Foundation, a non-profit reimagining the publishing ecosystem on open principles. She holds a Masters degree in Publishing from Simon Fraser University

Our moderator, Corina MacDonald is a PhD student in Communication Studies at Concordia University, and holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from McGill University.

The event will be catered by Sotta. All food will be vegan
(and there will be gluten free):

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